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1953 (October 1953 was the first issue)

P&P/Oct 1953 (first issue): cover-Sir John Gielgud in VENICE PRESERVED/Lyric Hammersmith; Scenes from THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK/Lyric (Margaret Leighton, Isabel Jeans, Denholm Elliott, Peter Jones, Alan Webb, Paul Rogers - 4 photos and review), AREN'T WE ALL?/Haymarket (photo and review), PENELOPE/Arts (Pauline Jameson, Michael Gwynn - photo and review), ANASTASIA/TV (Helen Haye, Mary Kerridge - photo and review), THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL/King's, Hammersmith (Donald Wolfit - photo and review), A DOLL'S HOUSE/Lyric, Hammersmith (Mai Zetterling, George Rose - photo and review), TRIAL AND ERROR/Vaudeville (Constance Cummings, Derek Farr, Naunton Wayne - photo and review); articles on THE KING AND I/Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (w.Valerie Hobson portrait), Zena and Phyllis Dare (2 photos), Nottingham Playhouse (w.photo of Daphne Slater), Monck and the Maddermarket (w.photo of Nugent Monck); Personality of the Month: Terence Rattigan (with photo); Article on John Gielgud (w.photos); Portraits of Claire Bloom and Margaret Leighton; illustrated articles etc. [28pp, 8.5x11; uncommon first issue, partially split at spine, else VG] (£5) SOLD

P&P/Nov 1953: cover-Vivien Leigh as herself and in CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA, back cover-Michael Redgrave as himself and in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA; Scenes from THE SLEEPING PRINCE (Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh - 3 photos), THE KING AND I (Herbert Lom, Valerie Hobson - 3 photos and review), BLIND MAN'S BUFF (Dennis Price, Elizabeth Allan - photo and review), ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL/Old Vic (photo and review), HAMLET/Old Vic (Richard Burton - photo and review), THE DEVIL'S GENERAL (Trevor Howard, Jane Griffiths - 4 photos and review), WISH YOU WERE HERE (Dickie Henderson, Shani Wallis, Elizabeth Larner - 4 photos and review); Personality of the Month: Fay Compton (with photo); portrait of Helen Haye; Articles on Vivien Leigh (w.photo), Michael Redgrave (w.photo), What I saw in Russia by John Fernald (w.2 photos), Our Young Actors (w.photos of Paul Scofield, Denholm Elliott, Richard Burton; Feature on Lily Elsie; Tomorrow's Lead: Alec McCowen (w.photo); Further reviews [28pp, 8.5x11; uncommon; very slightly rumpled, else VG] (£6) SOLD

P&P/Dec 1953: cover-Gladys Cooper in RELATIVE VALUES; Scenes from ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (Michael Redgrave, Peggy Ashcroft - 5 photos and review), THE SLEEPING PRINCE (Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier - 8 photos and review), KING JOHN/Old Vic (Richard Burton, Michael Hordern - photo and review), WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION (David Horne, Patricia Jessel - w.photo and review), SOMEONE WAITING (Emlyn Williams, Adrianne Allen - 5 photos and review), THE RETURN (Flora Robson - w.photo and review); Personality of the Month: Trevor Howard (with photo); Portrait of Dorothy Tutin; Tomorrow's Lead: Valerie Hanson (w.photo); The Liverpool Repertory Theatre, Somerset Maugham on Gladys Cooper (w.photo), V C Clinton Baddeley on Infant Prodigies (w.photos), Dorothy Ward - The Perennial Principal Boy, Mander and Mitchenson Look Back (w.5 photos); Further reviews; Plays and Players Abroad etc. [28pp, 8.5x11; uncommon; minor rust marks to centre fold, else VG] (£5) SOLD

1954

P&P/Jan 1954: cover-Richard Burton in HAMLET; Scenes from A QUESTION OF FACT (Pamela Brown, Gladys Cooper, Paul Scofield - 4 photos), A DAY BY THE SEA (John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Sybil Thorndike, Irene Worth - 8 photos and review), NO SIGN OF THE DOVE (Miles Malleson, Beatrix Lehmann, Robin Bailey - review), SOMEONE WAITING (Emlyn Williams, Adrienne Allen - 3 photos and review), THE KING AND I (Herbert Lom, Valerie Hobson - 4 photos); Personality of the Month: Martita Hunt (with photo); portrait of Peggy Ashcroft as Cleopatra; features on Sybil Thorndike (w.photo of Sybil, and her daughters Mary and Anne), Richard Burton (w.photo), Sacha Guitry (w.photo), Jose Collins (w.photo), The Bristol Old Vic (w.photo); photo of Peter Brook and his wife Natasha Parry; Mander and Mitchenson on Shakespeare Past and Present (w.7 photos); Tomorrow's Lead: John Neville; more reviews etc. [28pp, 8.5x11; VG] (£5) SOLD

P&P/Feb 1954: cover-John Clements and Kay Hammond, back cover-Hermione Baddeley in PAGAN IN THE PARLOUR; Scenes from THE BIG KNIFE/Duke of York's (w.Frederick Valk, Sam Wanamaker, Meier Tzelniker, George Coulouris, Renee Asherson, Diane Cilento - 5 photos and review), A QUESTION OF FACT/Piccadilly (w.Mary Hinton, Henry Hewitt, Pamela Brown, Harold Scott, Paul Scofield - photo and review), DOWN CAME A BLACKBIRD/Savoy (w.Betty Paul, John Loder - photo and review), TWELFTH NIGHT/Old Vic (photo and review), AT THE LYRIC/Lyric Hammersmith (w.Hermione Baddeley, Dora Bryan, Ian Carmichael, Marjorie Dunkels, Eric Berry, Myles Eason, Rachel Roberts, Leo Ciceri, Shirley Eaton, Richard Logan, John Walters, Vivienne Martin - 11 photos and review), PICCOLI PUPPETS/Princes (w.photo and review); Reviews of A LONDON ACTRESS/Arts, ODDLY ENOUGH/New Watergate, MORE INTIMACY AT EIGHT/New Lindsey; Photos of Pierre Brasseur (large size), James Donald, Lance Secretan, Joan Greenwood, Jack Hulbert, Basil Sydney in A ROSE WITHOUT A THORN/TV, Tomorrow's Lead 5: Ann Walford, Violetta and cast in THE BOY FRIEND/Wyndham's, Dorothy Tutin; Features on Ralph Richardson (w.photo), John Clements and Kay Hammond (w.photo), Hermione Baddeley (w.photo), Sacha Guitry (w.photo), Dinah Greet, Wardrobe Director of the Old Vic; London in Paris (w.photos of Suzanne Flon in L'ALOUETTE, Edwige Feuillere in POUR LUCRECE); Four Memorable First Nights (IRENE/Empire, 1920; SALLY/Winter Garden, 1921 w.photo of Dorothy Dixon; STOP FLIRTING/Shaftesbury, 1923; BITTER SWEET/His Majesty's, 1929); Five Kings and a Jack (The Crazy Gang w.photo of OKAY FOR SOUND); The Palace by the Sea (Little Theatre Club, Bournemouth, w.photo of THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL); Theatre in the Gorbals (Citizens' Theatre Glasgow, w.photo); Plays and Players at Home (w.photo of THE OTHER DEAR CHARMER/Edinburgh Gateway); Plays and Players in America (w.photos of Jessica Tandy and Robert Emmett in MADAM WILL YOU WALK/New York, Katherine Cornell, Felix Aylmer and Roger Dann in THE PRESCOTT PROPOSALS/New York, Orson Bean in ALMANAC/New York); Plays and Players Abroad (w.photos of Jean Vilar and Monique Chaumette in DON JUAN, Rengo Ricci and cast in THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH); London Playguide etc. [28pp, 8.5x11; spine rubbed, slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

P&P/Mch 1954: cover-Dorothy Tutin, back cover-Sam Wanamaker; Scenes from THE BOY FRIEND/Wyndham's (w.Anne Rogers, Anthony Hayes, Joan Sterndale Bennett, Denise Hirst, Maria Charles, Julia Hunt, Joan Gadsdon, John Rutland, Beryl Cooke, Hugh Paddick, Stephen Warwick - 7 photos), ANGELS IN LOVE/Savoy (w.Peter Hammond, Barbara Kelly, Peter Reynolds, Henry Kendall - 2 photos and review), ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS/Princes (w.Margaret Rutherford, Binnie Hale, Walter Crisham, Griffith Jones, Michael Denison, Carol Marsh - 6 photos and review), CHARLEY'S AUNT/New (w.John Mills, Natasha Parry, Simon Lock, Jennifer Wright, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Joy Rodgers, Philip Stainton - 7 photos and review), THE PRIVATE SECRETARY/Arts (w.Viola Lyel, Harold Goodwin, Dudley Jones - photo and review), NO OTHER VERDICT/Duchess (photo and review); Reviews of CRIME AND PUNISHMENT/Arts and HOUSEMASTER/St.Martin's; Photos of Hermione Gingold, Yvonne Arnaud (5 photos - in MAM'SELLE TRA LA LA, A GIRL IN A TAXI, AND SO TO BED, KISSING TIME and TONS OF MONEY), 1892 production of CHARLEY'S AUNT, Viveca Lindfors, Stratford company home from continental tour of ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Brian Reece, Edith Evans, Sandy Wilson (with Cy Feuer and Ernest Martin), Googie Withers in THE DEEP BLUE SEA, John Gielgud as John Worthing, Edith Evans as Lady Bracknell, Anthony Quayle and Dorothy Hyson; Features on Sandy Wilson (w.photo), Sam Wanamaker (w.photo of his wife and new daughter, born Jan 1954), Dorothy Tutin (w.photo of Dorothy Tutin and Graham Greene), Sacha Guitry by Peter Daubeny, William Poel by Nugent Monck (w.2 photos), Designers 1: Oliver Messel (w.photos of HELEN and RING ROUND THE MOON), Great Hucklow Theatre (w.photo), Tomorrow's Lead: Robert Hardy (w.photo), Midland Repertory Company (w.photo of THE LADY'S NOT FOR BURNING); Plays and Players at Home; Plays and Players in America (w.photo of Lloyd Nolan, Henry Fonda, John Hodiak in THE CAIN MUTINY COURT MARTIAL, and John Carradine as HAMLET); Plays and Players Abroad (w.photos of Elvira Veles and Jean Anouilh); New Records, Books and Scripts; London Playguide etc. [28pp, 8.5x11; spine rubbed, slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

P&P/Apr 1954: cover-Edith Evans in WATERS OF THE MOON, back cover-Robert Morley; Scenes from CORIOLANUS/Old Vic (w.Richard Burton - 3 photos and review), I CAPTURE THE CASTLE/Aldwych (w.Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Richard Greene, Roger Moore, George Relph, Yvonne Furneaux, Elizabeth Ashley - 7 photos and review), THE FIFTH SEASON/Cambridge Theatre (w.Joseph Buloff, Ron Randell, Hildy Christian, Ann Valery, Campbell Singer, Guido Lorraine - 2 photos and review), THE BURNING GLASS/Apollo (w.Faith Brook, Michael Goodliffe, Laurence Naismith, Michael Gough - 20 photos and review), BLOOD WEDDING/Arts (photo and review), PARIS '90/St.Martin's (w.Cornelia Otis Skinner - photo and review); Reviews of YOU'LL BE LUCKY/Adelphi, THE MOTHER/Embassy, and THE MOON IS BLUE/Vaudeville; Photos of Virginia McKenna (large size), Carol Bruce, Virginia McKenna and Denholm Elliott, Robert Bishop, Eric Braun, and Irene Worth; Features on Charles Morgan (w.photo), Edith Evans (w.photo), Robert Morley (w.photo), Peter Brook (w.3 photos), Dorothy Dickson (w.6 photos), Israeli's New Theatre (w.3 photos), Sacha Guitry (w.photo), The Oxford Playhouse (w.photo), Tomorrow's Lead: Rachel Roberts (w.photo), and Learning To Act [1]: The Guildhall School (w.photo of Diana Churchill); Reports on The Universities (Michael Pimbury, Keith Turner, Janice Elliott in KING JOHN/OUDS, KING LEAR/Cambridge Marlowe Society); Radio and Television; Amateur Performances; New Records, Scripts and Books; Plays and Players at Home; Plays and Players in America (w.photos of Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer in ONDINE, Louis Jordan and Geraldine Page in THE IMMORALIST, and Richard Newton, Joan Greenwood, Ina Claire and Claude Rains in THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK); Plays and Players Abroad (w.2 photos: Mony Dalmes and Andre Falcon in LA REINE MORTE, and Colette); London Playguide etc. [28pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, minor rust marks to centre fold, else VG] £4

P&P/May 1954: cover-Alec Guinness in UNDER THE SYCAMORE TREE, back cover-Diana Wynyard; Scenes from OTHELLO/Stratford (w.Anthony Quayle, Barbara Jefford - photo and review), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM/Stratford (w.Anthony Quayle - photo and review), PAL JOEY/Princes (w.Carol Bruce, Harold Lang - 2 photos and review), MARCHING SONG/St.Martin's (w.Diana Wynyard, Robert Flemyng, Ernest Thesiger, Hartley Power, Penelope Munday - 4 photos and review), THE ENCHANTED/Arts (w.Richard Warner, Emrys Jones, Charles Lloyd Pack, Lionel Jeffries, Peter Wyngarde, Valerie Hanson - 4 photos and review), I AM A CAMERA/New Theatre (w.Dorothy Tutin, Michael Gwynn, Marianne Deeming - 13 photos and review), HIPPO DANCING/Lyric (w.Robert Morley, Mona Washbourne - photo and review), WEDDING IN PARIS/Hippodrome (w.Evelyn Laye, Anton Walbrook - photo and review); Reviews of JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK/New Lindsey, FIRST EDITION/New Watergate, and END OF AN EVENING/Irving Theatre Club; Photos of Carol Bruce (large size), Alec Clunes, John McCallum, John van Druten and Dorothy Tutin, Terence Knapp aged 22 (with Shirley Roberts aged 18, and Jane Downs aged 19), and Henry Kendall; Features on Anthony Quayle (w.photo as OTHELLO), Alec Guinness (w.photo of Guinness and his wife), Diana Wynyard (w.photo), Marie Tempest (w.photo), Bobby Howes (w.6 photos), Tomorrow's Lead: Peter Wyngarde (w.photo), The Cambridge Marlowe Society (w.photo of George Ryland's production of KING LEAR), Festival Theatre, Cambridge (w.photo); Plays and Players in America (w.photos of Carol Channing in WONDERFUL TOWN, Cedric Hardwicke and Maria Riva in THE BURNING GLASS, and Lotte Lenya in THE THREEPENNY OPERA); Television and Radio reports; New Records, Books and Scripts; Plays and Players at Home; Plays and Players Abroad (w.photos of Marguerite Jamois in UN NOMME JUDAS, and Maria Casares and Pierre Vaneck in L'ENNEMI); Learning To Act [2]: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (w.photo); London Playguide etc. [28pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, minor rust marks, else VG] £4

P&P/Jun 1954: cover-Noel Coward and AFTER THE BALL, back cover-Anton Walbrook and Evelyn Laye; Scenes from JOYCE GRENFELL REQUESTS THE PLEASURE/Fortune (w.Joyce Grenfell, Beryl Kaye, Paddy Stone, Irving Davies - 7 photos), THE PRISONER/Globe (w.Alec Guinness - photo and review), THE TEMPEST/Old Vic (w.Nancye Stewart, John Neville, Fay Compton, Claire Bloom, Gwen Cherrell - photo and review), TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON/Her Majesty's (w.Eli Wallach, William Sylvester - 5 photos and review), INTIMACY AT 8.30/Criterion (w.Digby Wolfe, Eleanor Fazan, Ron Moody, Joan Heal, Dilys Laye, Ronnie Stevens, Joan Sims, Geoffrey Hibbert - 6 photos and review), THE DARK IS LIGHT ENOUGH/Aldwych (w.James Donald, Peter Barkworth, Edith Evans, Margaret Johnston - 8 photos and review), THE SUN ROOM/Arts (w.Marie Ney, Kenneth Hyde, Ann Walford - photo and review), THE MANOR OF NORTHSTEAD/Duchess (w.A E Matthews, Arthur Hewlett - photo and review); Reviews of WAITING FOR GILLIAN/St.James's, SECOND EDITION/New Watergate, THE FACTS OF LIFE/Duke of York's; Photos of Googie Withers (large size), Brenda Bruce, Vernon Sylvaine, Margaret Lockwood (w.Toots Lockwood and Richard Attenborough), Mary Morris; Features on Ralph Birch (w.photo), Noel Coward (w.photo of Coward and Gladys Calthrop), Evelyn Laye (w.photo of Laye and Frank Lawton), Marie Tempest (A Horrible Profession), The Taverners (w.photo), The Century Theatre (w.photo), Tomorrow's Lead: Penelope Munday (w.photo), Learning To Act [3]: Central School of Speech and Drama (w.photo); Making Us Cry (Richard Buckle on THE PRISONER, THE DARK IS LIGHT ENOUGH and MARCHING SONG); A Burning Flame (John Fernald on the late Theodore Komisarjeksky, w.photo); New Scripts, Records and Books; Plays and Players at Home; Plays and Players in America (w.photos of Vivian Nathan and Mario Alcade in BULL FIGHT, and Jonathan Lucas and Kaye Ballard in THE GOLDEN APPLE); Plays and Players Abroad (w.photos of Yvonne Printemps and Pierre Fresnay in VOICI LE JOUR, and COLOMBE); London Playguide etc. [28pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, minor rust marks to centre fold, else VG] £4

P&P/Jul 1954: cover-Trevor Howard in THE CHERRY ORCHARD, back cover-Celia Johnson in IT'S NEVER TOO LATE; Scenes from ROMEO AND JULIET/Stratford (w.Laurence Harvey, Zena Walker - photo and review), THE TAMING OF THE SHREW/Stratford (w.Barbara Jefford, Keith Michell - photo and review), BOTH ENDS MEET/Apollo (w.Arthur Macrae, Brenda Bruce, Miles Malleson, Alan Webb - 5 photos and review), 1954 Footlights Review: OUT OF THE BLUE/Arts Theatre, Cambridge (w.Jonathan Miller, Brian Marber, Frederick Raphael, Daniel Conyers - 4 photos and review), THE CHERRY ORCHARD/Lyric Hammersmith (w.Trevor Howard, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Esme Percy - 4 photos and review), AFTER THE BALL/Globe (w.Mary Ellis, Vanessa Lee, Irene Browne, Graham Payn - 8 photos and review), IT'S NEVER TOO LATE/Westminster (w.Celia Johnson, Ian Hunter - photo and review), GOING TO TOWN/St.Martin's (w.Hermione Baddeley - photo and review); Reviews of THE IMPRESARIO FROM SMYRNA/Arts, REQUESTS THE PLEASURE/Fortune, COCKLES AND CHAMPAGNE/Saville; Photos of Patricia Burke (large size), Joyce Carey, Renee Houston (and Bob Stevenson, Terry Theobald and Tommy Shaw) rehearsing COCKELS AND CHAMPAGNE, Sybil Thorndike and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Margaret Rawlings, Richard France in PAL JOEY; Features on Arthur Macrae (w.photo), Trevor Howard (w.photo of the 1939 Stratford Cricket Team: Alec Clunes, Godfrey Kenton, Michael Gwynne, Paul Rogers, Richard Wordsworth, Michael Goodliffe, Trevor Howard, John McCallum and others), Celia Johnson (w.photo of Celia Johnson and Robert Donat), Ruth Draper (w.8 character photos), Harley Granville-Barker (by Michael Macowan, w.photo), Marie Tempest (w.photo), Leslie Hurry (w.photo and 2 designs), The British Drama League (w.photo), The Library Theatre, Manchester (w.photo), Tomorrow's Lead: Delphi Lawrence (w.photo), Learning To Act [4]: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (w.photo of Peggy Ashcroft and Josephine Price); Radio and Television reports; New Scripts, Records and Books; Reports from Bristol, Dublin, Belfast, Oxford, Birmingham, Sheffield, Glasgow, Bournemouth, Cambridge and Norwich; Plays and Plays in America (w.photos of Macdonald Carey and Kitty Carlisle in ANNIVERSARY WALTZ, Judith Evelyn and Montgomery Clift in THE SEAGULL); Plays and Plays Abroad (w.photos of Magali Noel and Jean Le Poulain in SI JAMAIS JE TE PINCE, Mordvinov and Kartasheva in OTHELLO); London Playguide etc. [28pp, 8.5x11; centre pages loose, slightly rumpled, minor rust marks to centre fold, else VG] £4

P&P/Aug 1954: cover-Anthony Quayle in OTHELLO, back cover-Brenda Bruce in BOTH ENDS MEET; Scenes from SALOME/Q Theatre+St.Martin's (w.Frank Thring, Agnes Bernelle - photo and review), EAST LYNNE/Sadler's Wells (w.Edgar K Bruce, Rosalinde Fuller - photo and review), THE MOSCOW STATE PUPPETS/London Casino (6 photos and review), SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR/Arts+St.James's (w.Doris Rogers, Mary Morris, Ralph Michael, Marda Vanne - 4 photos and review), WHERE THERE'S A WILL/Garrick (w.Leslie Dwyer, Doris Yorke, Bill Owen, Betty Warren - photo and review), WE MUST KILL TONI/Westminster (w.Michael Denison, Alan MacNaughtan, Richard Goolden - photo and review); Reviews of REPRISE/New Watergate, RUTH DRAPER/Duke of York's, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT/Rose Bruford, THE DANCING YEARS ON ICE/Wembley Stadium, WHITE HORSE INN ON ICE/Empress Hall; Photos of Mary Ellis (large size), Diana Wynyard and Hartley Power in MARCHING SONG, Michael MacLiammoir, Cecil Beaton (with Gladys Cooper and Beverley Nichols), John Gielgud (wearing eye-patch, with Edith Evans and Mazo de la Roche), Marsha Hunt, Frank Thring, Rosalie Crutchley in THREE SISTERS/TV; Features on Glen Byam Shaw (w.photo), Edinburgh Festival Preview (w.5 photos - Stanley Holloway, Marie Sabouret, Ruth Gordon, the Comedie-Francaise in LE BOURGEOIS GENTILHOMME), Anthony Quayle (w.family photo), Brenda Bruce (w.family photo), Evelyn Laye (w.6 photos), Moscow's Childrens' Theatre (w.2 photos), Stratford 1954 (w.photos of Keith Michell as Theseus, Barbara Jefford as Desdemona, Laurence Harvey as Romeo, Muriel Pavlow as Titania, Jean Wilson as Hippolyta, Raymond Westwell as Iago, William Devlin as Brabantio, Zena Walker as Juliet, Tony Britton as Cassio, Leo McKern as Quince, Rosalind Atkinson as Nurse, and Powys Thomas as Oberon), The Tavistock Players (w.photo), The Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch (w.photo - Gordon Whiting and Brenda Saunders in THE LADY'S NOT FOR BURNING), Tomorrow's Lead: Shirley Roberts (w.photo), Learning To Act [4]: Webber-Douglas School of Singing and Dramatic Art (w.photo); What The Theatre Means To Me by John Whiting; Radio and Television reports; New Scripts, Records and Books; Plays and Players at Home; Plays and Players in America (w.photos of Shirley Booth and Wilbur Evans in BY THE BEAUTIFUL SEA, Josephine Hull in THE SOLID GOLD CADILLAC, Leora Dana and Tod Andrews in SABRINA FAIR); Plays and Players Abroad (w.photos of Molka Ribowska and Raymond Faure in THE SEAGULL/Paris, and THE LATE EDWINA BLACK/Athens); London Playguide etc. [28pp, 8.5x11; VG] £4

P&P/Sep 1954: cover-Peggy Ashcroft in HEDDA GABLER, back cover-Moira Shearer and Robert Helpmann; Scenes from MURDER STORY/Cambridge (w.Charles Stapley, Donald Bradley, Henryetta Edwards, Leslie Handford, Margaret St.Barbe-West, Frank Pendlebury - 4 photos and review), SABRINA FAIR/Palace (w.Ron Randell, Marjorie Steel, Cathleen Nesbitt, Zena Dare, Phil Brown, Cyril Luckham, John Cromwell, Paul Hardwick - 5 photos and review), THE DUENNA/Westminster (w.Joyce Carey, Gerald Cross, Jane Wenham, Denis Martin, Peter Darrell, Elizabeth West - 5 photos and review), TROILUS AND CRESSIDA/Stratford (w.Philip Morant, William Devlin, Mervyn Blake, Powys Thomas, Leo McKern, Bernard Kay, Anthony Quayle, Barbara Jefford, Basil Hoskins, Muriel Pavlow, Laurence Harvey, David King, Timothy Parkes, Raymond Westwell, Geoffrey Bayldon, Peter Duguid - 6 photos and review), THE WOODEN DISH/Phoenix (w.Dorothy Bromiley, Alan Tilvern, Joan Miller, Wilfrid Lawson, Bessie Love - 5 photos and review), SALAD DAYS/Vaudeville (w.Newton Blick, Eleanor Drew, Christine Finn, Yvonne Coulette, Dorothy Reynolds, Pat Heywood, James Cairncross, Michael Heacham, Michael Aldridge, Joe Greig, John Warner, Bob Harris - 5 photos and review), MEET A BODYDuke of York's (w.Dorothy Gordon, Lloyd Pearson, Brian Reece, Joy Shelton - w.photo and review); Reviews of RELATIONS ARE BEST APART/Garrick, LIGHT FANTASTIC/King's, Hammersmith and COCKLES AND CHAMPAGNE/Saville; Photos of Eileen Herlie (large size), Tyrone Guthrie, Thornton Wilder, Rex Harrison, Beatrice Lillie, Jacinto Benavente, Stephen Murray, Yvonne Laws in MACBETH/Conesford Players, Gillian Webb and Peter Woodthorpe in HANNIBAL'S WAY/Cambridge Festival; Features on Michael Benthall (w.photo), Peggy Ashcroft (w.photo), Robert Helpmann (photo with Moira Shearer), The Arts Theatre production of SAINT JOAN [1 of 3] (w.6 photos of John Fernald and staff), Post-war German Theatre (w.3 photos), Ruth Gordon (w.photo), TROILUS AND CRESSIDA (w.photos of Oriel Ross and Max Adrian/Westminster 1938, Anthony Quayle/Festival Theatre, Cambridge 1932, Battle Scene/Stratford 1954), Tomorrow's Lead: Donald Bradley (w.photo), The Salisbury Playhouse (w.photo of Frederick Peisley, Avril Conquest and Francis Hall in SOMEONE WAITING), Learning To Act [5]: Rose Bruford Training College of Speech and Drama (w.photo of Peter Palmer and Sylvia Holmes in CRIME AND PUNISHMENT); Plays and Players at Home; Plays and Players in America (w.photos of Lauritz Melchior and Mia Slavenska in ARABIAN NIGHTS, and Lucille Lortel and Hugh Hunt); Plays and Players Abroad (photos of Maria Casares, POUR LE ROI DE PRUSSE/Paris, and Aurora Bautista); New Books, Records and Scripts; London Playguide etc. [32pp, 8.5x11; name on cover, else VG] £4

P&P/Oct 1954: cover-Eric Portman in SEPARATE TABLES, back cover-Ann Todd in MACBETH; Scenes from LE BOURGEOIS GENTILHOMME/The Comedie-Francaise at the Lyceum, Edinburgh (w.Louis Seigner, Georges Chamarat, Robert Hirsch, Michel Galabru, Jacques Charon, Marie Sabouret, Beatrice Bretty - 3 photos and review), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM/Old Vic at the Empire Theatre, Edinburgh (w.Robert Helpmann, Moira Shearer - 4 photos and review, and 4 American reviews), THE MATCHMAKER/Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh (w.Eileen Herlie, Ruth Gordon, Sam Levene, Prunella Scales, directed by Tyrone Guthrie - 5 photos and review), HEDDA GABLER/Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith (w.Peggy Ashcroft, Susan Richmond, George Devine, Rachel Kempson, Michael MacLiammoir - 8 photos and review), ALL FOR MARY/Duke of York's (w.Michael Shepley, Betty Paul, David Tomlinson, Kathleen Harrison - 5 photos and review), MACBETH/Old Vic (w.Ann Todd, Paul Rogers, Job Stewart, Rachel Roberts, Clifford Williams, Eric Porter, Gwen Cherrell, John Neville - 6 photos and review), NO NEWS FROM FATHER/Cambridge Theatre (w.Robin Bailey, Gerald Harper, Jill Dixon, Eleanor Summerfield, Bernard Braden - photo and review), DRY ROT/Whitehall (w.Basil Lord, Brian Rix, John Slater, Wynne Clark - photo and review); Reviews of KEEP IN A COOL PLACE/Saville, THE DIARY OF A NOBODY/Arts, THE PET SHOP/St.Martin's; Photos of Lili Palmer (large size), Yvonne Mitchell, Thornton Wilder (with Sam Levene, Ruth Gordon, Eileen Herlie), Freddie Carpenter, Martin Browne (with Sir Barry Jackson), Faith Brook; Features on Julian Slade (w.photo), The Old Vic's 40th Anniversary (w.photos of Lilian Baylis, the Old Vic Company's 1916 visit to Stratford w.Sybil Thorndike, Ben Greet and Robert Atkins, Laurence Olivier in 1937 as HAMLET, Ion Swinley in 1923 as Prospero, John Gielgud in 1929 as HAMLET, Sybil Thorndike and Lewis Casson in the 1927 TAMING OF THE SHREW, Robert Atkins in 1924 as Sir Toby Belch, and Edith Evans in 1925 as Portia); Recollections and Appreciations of Lilian Baylis; The Arts Theatre production of SAINT JOAN [2 of 3] (w.6 photos of John Fernald with David March, Oliver Burt, Peter Wyngarde, Siobhan McKenna and Kenneth Williams, Michael Ellis, Campbell Williams and his wife, Paul Mayo, and Siobhan McKenna with Peter Wyngarde); Eric Portman (photo with Margaret Leighton); Ann Todd (photo with Michael Benthall and Paul Rogers); Crescent Theatre, Birmingham (w.photo); Under Thirty Theatre Group (w.photo of Leonard Davies, Richard Hart, Irene Sutcliffe, Sonia Graham and Lally Bowers in THE RIVALS); Tomorrow's Lead: Eleanor Drew (w.photo); Learning To Act [6]: The Vose-Cazimir Theatre School (w.photo of Sheila Moriarty-Vose); TV and Radio Reports; New Records, Books and Scripts; Plays and Players at Home; Plays and Players in America (w.photos of Avra Petrides and James Goss in THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS, Jerry Alfred and Ida Redding in THE GLASS MENAGERIE, Nora Salvo and Noisvander in JUEGO DE NINOS); Plays and Players Abroad (w.photo of Claude Dauphin in SOUVIENS-TOI MON AMOUR); London Playguide etc. [32pp, 8.5x11; spine rubbed, minor rust marks to centre fold, else VG] £4

P&P/Nov 1954: cover-Rex Harrison in BELL BOOK AND CANDLE, back cover-THE MATCHMAKER; Scenes from THE PARTY SPIRIT/Piccadilly (w.Robertson Hare, Constance Lorne, Ralph Lynn, Joanna Gaye, Vera Pearce - 5 photos and review), BELL BOOK AND CANDLE/Phoenix (w.Lilli Palmer, Rex Harrison, Athene Seyler, David Evans, Wilfrid Lawson - 6 photos and review), SEPARATE TABLES/St.James's (w.Margaret Leighton, Eric Portman, Phyllis Neilson-Terry, Patricia Rayne, Basil Henson, Beryl Measor, May Hallatt, Aubrey Mather, Jane Eccles - 8 photos and review), THE MATCHMAKER/Haymarket (w.Eileen Herlie, Esme Church, Ruth Gordon, Sam Levene, Arthur Hill, Alec McCowen - 5 photos and review), ANNA RUSSELL/New Watergate (w.photo and review); Photos of Dora Bryan (large size), Paul Scofield, Ronnie Shiner and Jimmy Edwards, Ada Reeve (with Albert Whelan and A E Matthews), Peter Hansard, Hugh Williams (with Judy Campbell, Michael Trubshawe and Jane Griffiths) in BOOK OF THE MONTH/Cambridge Theatre; Features on Cole Porter (w.photo), Directing a Rattigan Play by Peter Glenville (w.photo), A Wilde Portrait by Norman Marshall (w.4 photos), The Crest Theatre, Toronto by Hutchinson Scott (w.6 designs), A Player King: Rex Harrison (w.2 photos), The Wanstead Players (w.photo), The Kidderminster Playhouse (w.photo), Tomorrow's Lead: Kenneth Williams (w.photo), Cole Porter's Scrapbook: (w.10 photos-Ethel Merman, Bert Lahr, Frances Day, Arthur Riscoe in DUBARRY WAS A LADY, Ethel Merman, Bebe Daniels in PANAMA HATTIE, Fred Astaire, Claire Luce in GAY DIVORCE, Elizabeth Welch, Gertrude Lawrence, Walter Crisham in NYMPH ERRANT, Jack Whiting and Jeanne Aubert in ANYTHING GOES), The Arts Theatre production of SAINT JOAN [3 of 3] (w.6 production photos of Frank Royde, Siobhan McKenna, Kenneth Williams, Joseph Chelton, Seymour Green, David March, Charles Lloyd Pack, Peter Wyngarde); Reviews of OXFORD ACCENTS/New Watergate, ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM/Theatre Royal, Stratford; Plays and Players at Home; Plays and Players in America (w.photos of Peggy Ann Garner, Glenda Farrell, Walter Macken and Donald Harran in HOME IS THE HERO, and Tallulah Bankhead in DEAR CHARLES); Plays and Players Abroad (w.photos of Francois Chaumette, Pierre Tabard and Pierre Fresnay in LES CYCLONES, Jean Marais and Jeanne Moreau in LA MACHINE INFERNALE, and Michel Herbault, Sylvia Pelayo and Dominique Blanchard in LE MAITRE ET LA SERVANTE); Learning To Act [7]: Robert Atkins see A Hope For The Future (w.photo); TV and Radio reports; New Books, Records and Scripts; London Playguide etc. [32pp, 8.5x11; spine rubbed, slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

P&P/Dec 1954: cover-Irene Hilda in CAN-CAN; Scenes from LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST/Old Vic (w.John Neville, Paul Rogers, Eric Porter, Ann Todd, Gwen Cherrell, Virginia McKenna, Eleanore Bryan, Paul Daneman, Michael Bates, Aubrey Morris, Rachel Roberts, Laurence Hardy - 6 photos and review), THE IMMORALIST/Arts (w.Michael Gough, Yvonne Mitchell, Wolfe Morris, Edmund Gray, Marne Maitland - 6 photos and review), CAN-CAN/Coliseum (w.Irene Hilda, Edmund Hockridge, Alfred Marks, George Gee, Gillian Lynne - 6 photos and review), BOOK OF THE MONTH/Cambridge Theatre (w.Margaretta Scott, Hugh Williams, Judy Campbell, John Robinson, Jane Griffiths, Shaun O'Riordan, Noel Dyson, Michael Trubshawe - 6 photos and review), THE CRUEL DAUGHTERS/Theatre Royal, Stratford (w.George Cooper, directed by Joan Littlewood - photo and review), THE UNKNOWN WOMAN OF ARRAS/New Lindsey (photo and review), JOAN AT THE STAKE/Stoll (w.Ingrid Bergman - photo and review); Reviews of THE SECOND MRS TANQUERAY/Bromley, WILD GOOSE CHASE/Embassy, AUTUMN REVUE/New Watergate, THE AVERAGE MAN/Embassy, OFF THE RECORD/Victoria Palace, AREN'T PEOPLE WONDERFUL!/Embassy, and THE GOOD SOLDIER SCHWEIK/Theatre Royal, Stratford; Photos of Beatrice Lillie (large size), Joan Greenwood, Mistinguette (with Norman Wisdom); Anthony Holland's costume design for the Prince in GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS/Glasgow; Features on Paul Rogers (w.photo), Maurice Chevalier by Peter Daubeny [1 of 3] (w.2 photos), Christopher Fry (w.photo), Irene Hilda (w.2 photos), Angus McBean (w.2 photos), Peter Pan (w.photos of Jean Forbes-Robertson, and Seymour Hicks), Robertson Hare and Ralph Lynn (w.5 photos), THE BOY FRIEND on Broadway by Vida Hope (w.3 photos of Julie Andrews, John Hewer, Dilys Laye, Geoffrey Hibbert, Stella Claire, Millicent Martin), Tomorrow's Lead: Shaun O'Riordan (w.photo), The New Theatre at Bromley (w.photo of Catherine Lacey), The Leicester Drama Society (w.photo of THE YELLOW JACKET); Radio and TV reports (w.photo of Peter Ustinov as PEER GYNT); New Books, Records and Scripts; Plays and Players at Home; Plays and Players in America (w.photos of June Walker and John Kerr in ALL SUMMER LONG, Dane Clark and Don Taylor in FRAGILE FOX, Richard Kiley, Beatrice Straight, Jack Warden and Jessie Royce Landis in SING ME NO LULLABY); Plays and Players Abroad (w.photos of Jean Mercure and Nelly Borgeaud in THE LIVING ROOM/Paris, Kotsopoulos and Alexandrakis in HIPPOLYTUS/Epidouros, and Alberto Candeou and Margarita Xirgu in MACBETH/Montevideo); London Playguide etc. [32pp, 8.5x11; spine rubbed, centre pages detached, minor rust marks, else VG] £4

1955

P&P/Jan 1955: cover-Mary Ure and Paul Scofield in TIME REMEMBERED, rear cover-Margaret Lockwood in SPIDER'S WEB; Scenes from TIME REMEMBERED/Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith (w.Mary Ure, Hugh Pryse, Geoffrey Dunn, Paul Scofield, Margaret Rutherford - 3 photos and review), SIMON AND LAURA/Strand (w.Roland Culver, Coral Browne, Dora Bryan, Ian Carmichael, Esma Cannon - 5 photos and review), TOAD OF TOAD HALL/Princes (w.Zena Walker, Rosalind Atkinson, Leo McKern, William Squire, Edward Atienza, Brewster Mason, James Grout - 6 photos and review), AN EVENING WITH BEATRICE LILLIE/Globe (12 photos and review), NINETEEN-EIGHTY-FOUR/TV (w.Peter Cushing, Keith Davis, Hilda Fenemore, Pamela Grant, Donald Pleasence, Andre Morell, Wilfred Brambell, Henry Lane - 6 photos and review), THE TAMING OF THE SHREW/Old Vic (w.Paul Rogers, Ann Todd - photo and review), ACCOUNTING FOR LOVE/Saville (w.Per Aabel - photo and review), THE TALK OF THE TOWN/Adelphi (photo and review); Reviews of THE CHIMES/Theatre Royal, Stratford, THE LITTLE GLASS CLOCK/Aldwych, NEVER GET OUT/Arts; Photos of Kay Hammond (large size), David Knight, Martita Hunt, Diane Hart; Features on Personality of the Month: Jean Anouilh, Paul Scofield (w.photo of Scofield and his wife, Joy Parker), Margaret Lockwood (photo with her daughter Julia), The High and the Mighty by Richard Buckle (w.photos of Peggy Ashcroft, Penelope Munday, Edith Evans), Maurice Chevalier by Peter Daubeny [2 of 3] (w.2 photos), Campbell Williams (w.photo), A Slice of Life by John Vickers (w.3 photos: John Vickers, Michael Redgrave and Beatrix Lehmann in UNCLE HARRY, and Ralph Richardson as Falstaff), Beatrice Lillie (w.3 photos), Nicholas Stuart Gray (w.photo and 2 designs), Mary Ure (w.photo), Theatre Workshop, Stratford East (w.photo), The Halifax Thespians (w.photo); TV report (w.photo of Diana Wynyard, Andrew Ray, Agnes Lauchlan, Kynaston Reeves, Ralph Michael and Trevor Howard in INQUEST ON A HERO); Radio Report; Plays and Players at Home; Plays and Players in America (w.photos of Walter Fitzgerald and Barbara Bel Geddes in THE LIVING ROOM, Mary Morris in PETER PAN, and Ezio Pinza and Walter Slezak in FANNY); Plays and Players Abroad (w.photos of Jean Vilar in CINNA, Emanuelle Riva and Rene Dupuy in LE HEROS ET LE SOLDAT [Arms And The Man], and Jany Holt and Jean Vinci in ELECTRE OU LA CHUTE DES MASQUES); New Books, Scripts and Records; London Playguide etc. [32pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, minor rust marks to centre fold, else VG] £4

P&P/Feb 1955: cover-Coral Browne in SIMON AND LAURA, back cover-Barbara Kelly in PETER PAN; Scenes from THE LITTLE GLASS CLOCK/Aldwych (w.George Relph, Robert Beaumont, Tony Burton, Kay Hammond, John Clements, Clare Bradley, Andrew Laurence, Brian Charteris - 5 photos and review), JOKERS WILD/Victoria Palace (w.The Crazy Gang, Sheila O'Neill - 4 photos and review), SPIDER'S WEB/Savoy (w.Campbell Singer, Desmond Llewellyn, Margaret Lockwood, Felix Aylmer, Harold Scott, Judith Furse, Myles Eason, Sidney Monckton, Margaret Barton - 4 photos and review), PUSS IN BOOTS/Fortune (w.Joy Parker, John Stone, Denis Webb, John Phillips, James Doran, Wilfred Babbage, John Stratton, Robert Sansom, Richard George - 5 photos and review), PETER PAN/Scala (w.Barbara Kelly, Richard Wordsworth, Dorothy Bromiley - 6 photos and review), PAY THE PIPER/Saville (w.Elsie and Doris Waters, Elizabeth Welch - 3 photos and review), HAPPY HOLIDAY/Palace (w.Marie Burke, Austin Melford, Reg Dixon - 3 photos and review); Reviews of TOAD OF TOAD HALL/Princes, NODDY IN TOYLAND/Stoll, ARABIAN NIGHTMARE/New Watergate, TOP NOTE/Arts, BLAME IT ON ADAM/New Lindsey; Photos of Wendy Hiller (large size), Peter Sellers (with Shirley Eaton, Margaret Burton, Richard Hearne and Max Bygraves) in MOTHER GOOSE/Palladium, Jane Wenham (with Hattie Jacques, Don Gemmell and Jean Anderson) in SLEEPING BEAUTY IN THE WOODS, Jean Kent, Bernard Blier (with Simone Signoret, Yves Montand, Nicole Courcel, and Elvine Popesco) after Dress Rehearsal for LES SORCIERES DE SALEM [The Crucible], Annette Mills (with Ann Hogarth and Muffin The Mule); Features on Personality of the Month: Peter Saunders (w.photo), A Golden Age by Peter Cotes (w.photo), The Coliseum (w. 5 photos: Dolores Gray in GUYS AND DOLLS, WHITE HORSE INN, Vivian Blane in GUYS AND DOLLS, Patricia Morison in KISS ME KATE, CALL ME MADAM), Twelfth Night Revels at the Old Vic (w.6 photos: Michael Bates, Gwen Cherrell, Alan Dobie, Patrick Ide, Laurence Hardy, Anthony White, Kerrigan Prescott, Murray Hayne, Brian Rawlinson, Eric Porter, Anne de Nys, Ann Todd, John Neville, Ronald Fraser, Donald Moffat, Robert Gillespie, Virginia McKenna), Coral Browne (w.photo), Barbara Kelly (photo with Bernard Braden), George Robey (w.6 photos), Maurice Chevalier by Peter Daubeny [3 of 3] (w.2 photos), Tomorrow's Lead: Zena Walker (w.photo), British Drama League Festival, Grand Theatre Croydon (w.photo of DANGEROUS CORNER); Radio and TV reports (w.photo of Peter Dyneley, Robert Beatty, Joyce Redman and Macdonald Parke in GEORGIA STORY/TV, Jane Baxter in THE HOLLY AND THE IVY/Radio); New Books and Scripts; Plays and Players at Home; Plays and Players in America (w.photos of Menasha Skulnik and Berta Gersten in THE FLOWERING PEACH, Viveca Lindfors and Eugenie Leontovitch in ANASTASIA, and Leon Lishner, Virginia Copeland, David Poleri and Gloria Lane in THE SAINT OF BLEECKER STREET); Plays and Players Abroad (w.photos of Marcelle Tassencourt, Renaud Mary and Lucien Nat in LA CONDITION HUMAINE, Simone Signoret and Yves Montand in LES SORCIERES DE SALEM [The Crucible], and Jean Debucourt, Annie Decaux, Renee Foure, Line Norro and Andre de Chouveron in PORT-ROYAL); London Playguide etc. [32pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, minor rust marks to centre fold, else VG] £4

P&P/Mch 1955: cover-Joan Greenwood in THE MOON AND THE CHIMNEY, back cover-Flora Robson in A KIND OF FOLLY; Scenes from THE RULES OF THE GAME/Arts (w.Donald Pleasence, Melissa Stribling, Robert Cartland, Eric Hillyard, Stewart Weller, Timothy Bateson - 6 photos and review), THE NIGHT OF THE BALL/New (w.Gladys Cooper, Tony Britton, Brian Oulton, Robert Harris, Wendy Hiller, Jill Bennett - 6 photos and review), RICHARD II/Stratford East (w.Howard Goorney, George Cooper, Harry Corbett, Joby Blanshard, Barry Clayton, George Luscombe, Barbara Brown, David Ludman, directed by Joan Littlewood - 5 photos and review), RICHARD II/Old Vic (w.Eric Porter, John Neville, Virginia McKenna, Michael Bates, Laurence Hardy, Robert Hardy, Anthony White, John Woodvine, Job Stewart, Aubrey Morris, Jane Jacobs, Anne Robson, Loretta Davett - 6 photos and review), THE WORLD OF SHOLOM ALEICHEM/Embassy (w.David Kossof, Alfie Bass, Lou Jacobi, Mark Dignam, Meier Tzelniker, Miriam Karlin, Tutte Lemkow, David Spenser, Jeremy Spenser - 7 photos and review), WONDERFUL TOWN/Princes (w.Shani Wallis, Pat Kirkwood, Dennis Bowen, Sidney James, Stanley Robinson - 7 photos and review), SAINT JOAN/St.Martins (w.Siobhan McKenna, David March, Charles Lloyd Pack - photo and review), VICIOUS CIRCLE/Watergate (w.Hugh Burden, Pat Sandys, Faith Brook - photo and review); Reviews of RENDEZVOUS IN PARK LANE/Park Lane, THE GHOST WRITERS/Arts; Photos of Siobhan McKenna (large size), Eva Bartok, Robert Atkins and Lillah McCarthy, Mander and Mitchenson (with Barry Jackson and Edith Evans); Features on Personality of the Month: John Fernald (w.photo), Flora Robson (w.photo), Joan Greenwood (photo w.David Knight), The 1955 Vic-Wells Costume Ball (w.6 photos), The New Look by Michael Barry, Head of TV Drama (w.photo), Larry The Lamb (the early career of Laurence Olivier by Denys Blakelock, w.3 photos), A Manager's Troubles (by Henry Sherek, w.photo), Stratford and Edinburgh Festivals (w.photos of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh), An Italian Master (Luigi Pirandello by Frederick May, w.photo), Thrills from the Future (TV Drama, w.photo of Simon Lack, Wolfe Morris, Peter Cushing, Stanley Baker and Eric Pohlman in THE CREATURE/TV), Radio Drama, Tomorrow's Lead: Tony Britton (w.photo), Connaught Theatre, Worthing (w.photo of Fay Compton as Mary in FAMILY PORTRAIT), Crouch Hill Theatre Club (w.photo); Plays and Players at Home; Plays and Players in America (w.photos of Patty McCormack and Nancy Kelly in THE BAD SEED/New York, Abbot Lee Ruskin, Paul Henreid, and Betty Field in FESTIVAL/New York); Plays and Players Abroad (w.photos of Jean Marais and Jeanne Moreau in PYGMALION/Paris, Fernand Ledaux and Desailly in VOLPONE/Paris, Jean Juilland and Jean-Louis Barrault in A SLEEP OF PRISONERS/Paris); list of plays on tour; New Books, Scripts and Records; London Playguide etc. [32pp, 8.5x11; minor rust marks, slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

P&P/Apr 1955: cover-John Neville and Virginia McKenna in RICHARD II (Shakespeare Birthday Number); Scenes from THE BISHOP'S BONFIRE/Gaiety Dublin (w.Patrick Layde, Maureen Cusack, Aiden Kerrigan, Cyril Cusack, Seamus Kavanagh, Tony Quinn, Michael Reiligan, directed by Tyrone Guthrie - 6 photos and review), SACRIFICE TO THE WIND and THE LESSON/Arts (w.Stephen Murray, Helena Hughes, John Charlesworth, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, John Van Eyssen, Rupert Davies - 5 photos and review), AS YOU LIKE IT/Old Vic (w.John Neville, Kerrigan Prescott, Virginia McKenna, Gwen Cherrell - 6 photos and review), SAILOR BEWARE/Strand (w.Sheila Shand Gibbs, Anthony Marlowe, Cyril Smith, Mynette Morven, Richard Coleman, Ann Wilton, Jean Burgess, James Copeland, Peggy Mount - 3 photos and review), SERIOUS CHARGE/Garrick (w.Patrick McGoohan, Victoria Hopper, Olga Lindo, Anthony Wager, Frank Lawton - 3 photos and review); reviews of WONDERFUL TOWN, A KIND OF FOLLY, ROOM FOR TWO, LOVE IS NEWS, and VOLPONE; Photos of Katharine Hepburn in AS YOU LIKE IT, Michael Hordern and Rachel Gurney in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE/TV, Dorothy Tutin, Maurice Chevalier and Muriel Smith at the Cafe de Paris, John Gielgud (with Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Angela Baddeley, and Glen Byam Shaw) at Stratford; designs for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING/Stratford by Mariano Andreu, and HENRY IV/Old Vic by Audrey Cruddas; Features on Personality of the Month: William Shakespeare (w.illustration), Words And Music by Donald Wolfit (w.2 photos), Memories and Reflections by Robert Atkins (w.2 photos), The Old-Time Actors Played for Applause by V C Clinton-Baddeley (w.2 illustrations), Behind The Curtain by M Turovskaya on his production of HAMLET (w.2 photos), Paul Claudel (w.photo), Save Our Theatre (comments on the new Entertainment Tax by Donald Albery, E Martin Browne, Jack de Leon, S E Linnit, Emile Littler, Laurier Lister, Stephen Mitchell, Derek Salberg, Peter Saunders, and Henry Sherek), Tomorrow's Lead: Michael Brill (w.photo), Theatre Royal, Margate (w.photo), E Martin Browne, Director of the British Drama League (w.photo); Interviews with Peggy Ashcroft on Shakespeare from a Woman's Point of View (w.2 photos), John Neville and Virginia McKenna on their season at the Old Vic (w.photo); List of productions On Tour; Plays and Players at Home; Plays and Players in America (w.photos of Paul Newman, Karl Malden and Nancy Coleman in THE DESPERATE HOURS/New York, Enid Markey and Eva Le Gallienne in THE SOUTH-WEST CORNER/New York, Clarence Derwent as Shylock in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE/New York); Plays and Players Abroad (w.photos of Denise Noel and Eliane Bertrand in L'ANNOUNCE FAITE A MARIE/Paris (2 photos), Yoko Tani in TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON/Paris); TV and Radio Reports; New Books and Records; London Playguide etc. [32pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, minor rust marks to centre fold, else VG] (£4) SOLD

P&P/May 1955: cover-Alfred Drake in KISMET, back cover-Pat Kirkwood in WONDERFUL TOWN; Scenes from THE DESPERATE HOURS/Hippodrome (w.Diana Churchill, Richard Carlyle, Bernard Lee, Patrick Allen, Donald Stewart, Denis Shaw, Gordon Tanner, George Margo, David Hannaford, Jacqueline Ellis, William Russell - 7 photos), UNCERTAIN JOY/Royal Court (w.Ursula Jeans, Michael Brooke, Richard Leech, Roger Livesey - 6 photos and review), THE QUEEN AND THE REBELS/College Theatre, Coventry (w.Irene Worth, George Selway, Kenneth Mackintosh - 2 photos and review), MISERY ME!/Duchess (w.Clive Morton, Leonard Sachs, Philip Stainton, Colin Gordon, Eileen Peel, Yvonne Mitchell, George Cole - 5 photos and review), SOUTH/Arts (w.Denholm Elliott, Lyndon Brook, Zena Walker, Joan Young, Bessie Love, Andrew Morell, Elaine Usher, Horace Sequeira, Clare Austin - 4 photos and review), KISMET/Stoll (w.Joan Diener, Alfred Drake, Doretta Morrow - 4 photos), MAURICE CHEVALIER/Palace (w.photo and review), IT'S DIFFERENT FOR MEN/Duchess (w.Naunton Wayne, Donald Bradley - photo and review); Reviews of THE BURNING BOAT/Royal Court, ANDROCLES AND THE LION/Theatre Royal, Stratford, DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS/Embassy, and SKUPA PUPPETS/Lyric, Hammersmith; Photos of Diana Wynyard (large size), Ronald Shiner, Gladys Cooper and Honour Earl; Design for DONOGOO by Georges Wakhevitch; Features on Personality of the Month: Douglas Seale (w.photo), Dorothy Reynolds (w.3 photos), Somerset Maugham's Theatre Pictures (w.3 reproductions), Cambridge Amateur Dramatic Club (ADC) is One Hundred Years Old (w.16 photos of Rupert Brooke in THE EUMENIDES, Jack Hulbert in PILKINGTON'S PEERAGE, George Rylands in CHARITY THAT BEGAN AT HOME, V C Clinton-Baddeley in ALADDIN, Miles Malleson in THE CRITIC, Frank Birch in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Dennis Arundell in ALADDIN, George Rylands in FANCY FREE, Basil Bartlett, Michael Redgrave in CAPTAIN BRASSBOUND's CONVERSION, Robert Newton in THE ROSE AND THE RING, Harold Warrender, Wallas Eaton in PROFESSOR BERNARDI, Cecil Beaton as Princess Teela in THE GYP'S PRINCESS, Robert Eddison in THE CIRCLE, and Richard Wordsworth in ROPE), Jean Anouilh by Kitty Black (w.photo), Alfred Drake (w.photo with Joan Diener in KISMET), Pat Kirkwood (w.photo), Tomorrow's Lead: Patrick McGoohan, The Playhouse, Derby (w.photo of PRUNELLA), Talisman Theatre of Kenilworth (w.photo of THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS); Radio and TV reports (w.photo of Peter Ustinov, Noel Hood, Jeanette Starke, Walter Rilla, Peter Cushing in THE MOMENT OF TRUTH/TV); New Books, Scripts and Records; Plays and Players at Home; Plays and Players in America (w.photos of Barbara Bel Geddes, Burl Ives and Ben Gazzara in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, and David Daniels and Gloria Marlowe in PLAIN AND FANCY); Plays and Players Abroad; London Playguide etc. [32pp, 8.5x11; spine rubbed, slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

P&P/Jun 1955: cover-Laurence Olivier in TWELFTH NIGHT; Scenes from MY THREE ANGELS (Ronald Shiner, Pamela Frost, Peter Barkworth, George Rose, Cyril Luckham, Elvi Hale, Nigel Stock), THE BAD SEED (Diana Wynyard, Carol Wolveridge, Miriam Karlin), THE LOVERS (Eva Bartok, Sam Wanamaker, Helen Haye), HENRY IV Pts. I & II/Old Vic (Paul Rogers, Rachel Roberts and review), ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL/Stratford (Keith Michell, Ralph Michael, Michael Denison, Joyce Redman, Alan Webb, Rosalind Atkinson and review), TWELFTH NIGHT/Stratford (Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Keith Michell, Angela Baddeley, Alan Webb, William Devlin, Michael Denison, Maxine Audley and review); Portraits of Joan Diener, and Dorothy Tutin in THE LARK; Features on Playing in the Park and Robert Atkins, Theatre scene in Istambul, Mary Ellis on Eugene O'Neill, Val Gielgud on radio drama, Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh (with photo); Plays and Players in America; Plays and Players Abroad etc. [28pp, 8.5x11; minor rust marks, else VG] (£5) SOLD

P&P/Jul 1955: cover-Michael Redgrave in TIGER AT THE GATES, back cover-Nigel Patrick and Elizabeth Sellars in THE REMARKABLE MR PENNYPACKER; Scenes from TIGER AT THE GATES/Apollo (w.Michael Redgrave, Diane Cilento, Leo Ciceri, Peter Kerr, Barbara Jefford - 5 photos and review), TWENTY MINUTES SOUTH/Players (w.Ian Stuart, Brian Blades, Valerie Swinnaird, Jack Manuel, Mavis Traill, Douglas Squires, Johnny Ladd, Josephine Gordon, Natalie Kent, Joan Bailey, Kenneth Luckham, Brian Tipping-Codd, Graham McCormack, Louie Ramsay, Robin Hunter, Donald Scott - 5 photos and review), THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE/Cambridge Theatre (w.John Merivale, Anna Massey, Celia Johnson, Wilfred Hyde White - 2 photos and review), THE LOST GENERATION/Garrick (w.Leslie Phillips, Yvonne Savage, Michael Brill, John Stuart, Nora Swinburne - 2 photos and review), MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA/Arts (w.Mary Morris, Mary Ellis, John Phillips, David Yates, Ronald Lewis - 7 photos and review), THE REMARKABLE MR PENNYPACKER/New (w.Nigel Patrick, Elizabeth Sellars, Mike Morgan, Helena Pickard, Frances Guthrie, Susan Dalison, Kenneth Fortesque, Julian Yardley, Peter Murphy, Richard Peters, Noel Iliff, Hugh Wakefield, Jocelyn James, John Forrest - 6 photos and review); Reviews of DYLAN THOMAS GROWING UP/Globe, THE TEMPEST/Regent's Park, HAPPY RETURNS/New Watergate, BOY WITH A SECRET/New Lindsey, THE DIARY OF A NOBODY/Duchess, INTO THIN AIR/Globe; Photos of Mary Morris (large size), Louie Ramsay, Hermione Gingold, Michael Redgrave (with Dennis Aundell, Miles Malleson, Lionel Gamlin, Arthur Marshall and Jimmy Edwards at an Anniversary Matinee for the ADC); Features on Personality of the Month: Harold Clurman (photo w.Cheryl Crawford and Lee Strasberg), Sarah Siddons by Alec Clunes (w.portrait), All Truth and Daylight: Sarah Siddons by V C Clinton-Baddeley (w.2 illustrations), Learning To Act by Michael MacOwan, Principal of LAMDA (w.photo), Michael Redgrave (photo with Dennis Arundell), Nigel Patrick (w.photo), Tomorrow's Lead: Nicholas Amer (w.photo), Wimbledon Theatre (w.photo of Diana Johnson, Peter Haddon, Charles Stapley, Kenneth Outwin and John Law in WHILE THE SUN SHINES), Hall Green Little Theatre, Birmingham (w.photo of TWELFTH NIGHT); Radio and TV reports (w.photo of Tony Britton and Virginia McKenna in ROMEO AND JULIET/TV); New Scripts and Records; Plays and Players at Home; Plays and Players in America (w.photos of Oscar Karlweis and Anita Cooper in ONCE UPON A TAILOR, and Gloria de Haven and Ricardo Montalban in SEVENTH HEAVEN); Plays and Players Abroad; London Playguide etc. [28pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, minor rust marks to centre fold, else VG] £4

P&P/Aug 1955: cover-Peggy Ashcroft and John Gielgud in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, back cover-Irene Worth in A LIFE IN THE SUN; Scenes from FROM HERE AND THERE/Royal Court (w.Betty Marsden, April Olrich, Richard Tone, Ellen Martin, Denny Bettis, Peter Mander, James MacColl, Peter Tuddenham, Michael Mason, Ellen Martin, June Whitfield, Charlotte Mitchell, Myra de Groot - 6 photos and review), MACBETH/Stratford (w.Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh - 3 photos and review), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING/Stratford at the Palace (w.Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud, Moira Lister, Anthony Ireland - 4 photos), KING LEAR/Stratford at the Palace (w.John Gielgud, Helen Cherry, Claire Bloom, Moira Lister, David O'Brien, Anthony Nicholl, Powys Thomas - 4 photos and review), MOBY DICK/Duke of York's (w.Orson Welles - photo and review); Reviews of LIGHT FANTASTIC/Fortune, THE SHADOW OF DOUBT/Saville, THE LION IN THE LIGHTHOUSE/Embassy, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM/Regent's Park, SOHO SO WHAT/Irving Theatre Club, THE GREEN PASTURES/Rose Bruford; Photos of Coral Browne (large size), Louie Ramsay, Clive Brook; Features on Personality of the Month: Tyrone Guthrie (w.photo), Place for Discovery by Michael MacOwan, Principal of LAMDA (w.photo), Theatre in the Round by Stephen Joseph (w.photo), Edinburgh Preview (w.photos of Paul Rogers, Wendy Hiller, John Neville, Thornton Wilder, Edwige Feuillere), Golden Voice: John Gielgud (w.photo), Who is this man Brecht?, Night of 100 Stars (w.photos of Jessie Matthews with her daughter, Marlene Dietrich, Michael Redgrave, Dorothy Dickson, Graham Payne, Diana Dors and Eric Portman, John Mills (with Danny Kaye and Laurence Olivier) as Noel Coward's Three Juvenile Delinquents), The Old Vic in Australia, Canada's Stratford Ontario Festival, Theatre Royal Guildford (w.photo of Allan Barnes, Frederick Bartman, Dinsdale Landen and Brenda Peters in THE LITTLE HUT), The British Amateur Drama Festival (w.photo); Radio and TV Reports (w.photo of Olga Lindo, Rachel Gurney and Jeremy Spenser in HOLIDAY FOR SIMON/TV); New Books, Records and Scripts; Plays and Players at Home; Plays and Players in America (w.photos of Hildegarde Neff and Don Ameche in SILK STOCKINGS, Philip Minor and Shirley Grayson in LA RONDE, and Gordon Sterne and Barbara Sohmers in THE TRIAL); Plays and Players Abroad; London Playguide etc. [28pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, minor rust marks to centre fold, else VG] £4

P&P/Sep 1955: cover-Edwige Feuillere in LA DAME AUX CAMELIAS, back cover-John Clements, Raymond Huntley and June Baxter in THE SHADOW OF DOUBT; Scenes from WILD THYME/Duke of York's (w.Betty Paul, Denis Quilley, Frank Duncan, Ruth Porcher - 2 photos and review), FROM HERE AND THERE/Royal Court (w.Max Adrian - 2 photos), THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR/Stratford (w.Anthony Quayle, Joyce Redman, Ralph Michael, Angela Baddeley, William Devlin, Edward Atienza, Geoffrey Bayldon - photo and review), NINA/Haymarket (w.Coral Browne, James Hayter, Michael Hordern - photo and review), THE MERCHANT OF VENICE/Stratford in Australia (w.Katharine Hepburn, Robert Helpmann, James Ottaway, Basil Hoskins, Leon Ryan, Barbara Clegg - 5 photos), WAITING FOR GODOT/Arts (w.Peter Woodthorpe, Peter Bull, Paul Daneman - photo and review), HOME AND AWAY/Garrick (w.Dermot Palmer, Barbara Christie, Sheila Eves, Stuart Saunders, Irene Handl, Derek Blomfield, Dandy Nichols, Edward Chapman - photo and review), THE ROMANTICKS/Regent's Park (w.Nicholas Amer, Hilda Schroder, Robert Atkins, Russell Thorndike - photo and review); Reviews of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and KING LEAR/Stratford at The Palace Theatre, TITUS ANDRONICUS/Stratford, SEE THE STARS/Duchess; Photos of Yvonne Arnaud (large size), Frances Rowe, W MacQueen-Pope (with Donald Swann and Constance Cummings), Jan Holden (with Griffith Jones and Hy Hazel), Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein; Features on Personality of the Month: Thornton Wilder (w.photo), The Chinese Theatre by Rita Barisse (w.2 photos), Hermione Gingold (w.photo), New Stars For Old by Charles Landstone (w.photo), Jean Vilar's Avignon Festival (w.photos of Roger Mollien and Maria Casares in MARIE TUDOR, and Jean Vilar, Maria Casares and Alain Cuny in LA VILLE), Edwige Feuillere (w.photo), John Clements (w.photo), The Holland Festival (w.photos of Paul Steenbergen and Myra Ward in LA GUERRE DE TROIE N'AURA, Luitgard Im and Sebastian Fischer in KABALE UND LIEBE, Han Bentz van den Berg and Ank van der Moer in OEDIPUS REX, and Richard Flink and Elise Hoomans in HERODES), Bristol Repertory Theatre (w.photo of Constance Chapman and Ronald Russell in NO HEAVEN FOR ME), Questors Theatre of Ealing (w.photo); TV and Radio Reports (w.photo of Kenneth Haigh, John Stratton, Isabel Jeans and Joan Greenwood in THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK); New Books; Plays and Players in America (w.photos of Kim Stanley and Albert Salmi in BUS STOP, Joyce Henry and Julie Bovasso in THE MAIDS, and Marcia Pavia, Nancy Ponder, Anne Edwards, Stanley Pitts and Herbert King in IN A GARDEN); Plays and Players Abroad (w.photo of Frederick Valk and Frances Hyland in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE); Plays and Players at Home; London Playguide etc. [32pp, 8.5x11; VG] £4

P&P/Oct 1955: cover-Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh in MACBETH; Scenes from THE COUNT OF CLERAMBARD (Clive Brook, Mai Zetterling, Alec McCowen), THE BURNT FLOWER-BED (Leo McKern, Yvonne Mitchell, Esme Percy; dir:Peter Hall), A LIFE IN THE SUN (Rupert Davies, Laurence Hardy, Robert Hardy, Irene Worth), LA DAME AUX CAMELIAS (Edwige Feuillere, Jacques Dacqmine), TITUS ANDRONICUS/Stratford (Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Maxine Audley, Anthony Quayle); Portrait of Mai Zetterling; Article on The Stratford Memorial Theatre; Interview with Peter Brook; Interview with Anthony Quayle and Glen Byam Shaw (6 photos); History of The Stratford Memorial Theatre (7 photos); Feature on Vivien Leigh (with photo of her as Lady Macbeth); Reviews of 11 current productions (including THE BUCCANEER with Kenneth Williams); Reports from New York, Los Angeles etc. [32pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] (£5) SOLD

P&P/Nov 1955: cover-Binnie Hale in THE PUNCH REVUE, back cover-Paul Rogers as Falstaff; Scenes from THE WHOLE TRUTH/Aldwych (w.Sarah Lawson, Ernest Clark, Leslie Phillips, Arnold Bell - 2 photos and review), SMALL HOTEL/St.Martin's (w.Eleanore Bryan, Gordon Harker, Diana King, Marjorie Fielding - 3 photos and review), THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR/Old Vic (w.Paul Rogers, Richard Wordsworth, Margaret Rawlings, Zena Walker, John Fraser - 5 photos and review), THE PUNCH REVIEW/Duke of York's (w.Paul Daneman - photo and review), THE WITCH/New Lindsey (w.Alun Owen, Henry Rayner, Angus Neill, Betty Turner, Randal Kinkead, Mary Laura Wood - photo and review); Reviews of THE SUN OF YORK/Royal Court, THE PAJAMA GAME/Coliseum; Photos of Joan Greenwood (large size), Barbara Kelly and Bernard Braden in FAMILY AFFAIR, Maggie Smith (with Gareth Wigan, Irene Hamilton, Raymond Cooke, Gillian Moran and Don Erickson) in OXFORD EIGHT/Watergate, Maggie Smith in OXFORD EIGHT/Watergate; Features on Personality of the Month: Vida Hope (w.photo), Binnie Hale (w.photo), Paul Rogers, Vienna Burgtheater and Dr Adolf Rott (w.2 photos), Salute to Henry Irving (w.7 photos), Ugo Betti (w.2 photos), Three Grande Dames: Lilian Braithwaite, Sybil Thorndike, Marie Tempest (w.3 photos), Leeds University Theatre Group (w.photo of Malcolm Rogers in Pirandello's HENRY IV), Tomorrow's Lead: James Sharkey (w.photo); New Records, Scripts and Books; Plays and Players in America (w.photos of Uta Hagen and Laurence Harvey in ISLAND OF GOATS, and Gloria Marlow, Van Heflin and Eileen Heckart in A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE); Plays and Players at Home; Plays and Players Abroad (w.photo of Christopher Fry); London Playguide etc. [28pp, 8.5x11; minor rust marks, back cover creased, else VG] £4

P&P/Dec 1955: cover-Irene Worth and Alec Tilvern in THE QUEEN AND THE REBELS, back cover-Dirk Bogarde and Vivienne Drummond in SUMMERTIME; Scenes from NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS/Alvin Theatre, Broadway (w.Myron McCormick, Andy Griffith, O Tolbert-Hewitt, Floyd Buckley, Rex Everhart, Royal Beal, Howard Freeman, Roddy McDowall - 6 photos), SUMMERTIME/Apollo (w.Dirk Bogarde, Tony Church, Esma Cannon, Gwen Ffrangcon Davies, Geraldine McEwan - 4 photos and review), THE QUEEN AND THE REBELS/Haymarket (w.Irene Worth, Duncan Lamont, Gwendoline Watford [AKA Gwen Watford], Leo McKern - 7 photos and review), THE PAJAMA GAME/Coliseum (w.Edmund Hockridge, Joy Nicholls, Max Wall, Felix Felton, Frank Lawless, Elizabeth Seal - 7 photos and review), THE WINTER'S TALE/Old Vic (w.Paul Rogers, Gerald Cross, Margaret Rawlings - photo and review), KOMUSO/Arts (w.Honor Blackman, Marie Burke - photo and review), LA PLUME DE MA TANTE/Garrick (photo and review); Reviews of SUSPECT/Royal Court, THE FARMER'S WIFE/Guildhall School; Photos of Mary Ure (large size), Dorothy Tutin, Frankie Howerd, Jack Hylton with H M The Queen; Features on Personality of the Month: Paul Scofield (w.photo), Irene Worth (w.3 photos), Dirk Bogarde (w.photo), Christmas with Grimaldi by Richard Findlater (w.3 illustrations), The Best of 1955 by Ivor Brown (w.photos of Vivien Leigh as Lady Macbeth, Laurence Olivier as Titus Andronicus, Michael Redgrave and Barbara Jefford in TIGER AT THE GATES, and Sally Bazely, Kenneth Williams and John Faassen in THE BUCCANEER), West End Stars in Australia (w.photos of Lily Moore, Sybil Thorndike, Meriel Forbes and Ralph Richardson in THE SLEEPING PRINCE, Googie Withers and John McCallum in SIMON AND LAURA, and Winifred Green, Lewis Casson, Lily Moore, Sybil Thorndike, Harry Starling and June Collis in SEPARATE TABLES), Tomorrow's Lead: Eleonore Bryan (w.photo); New Books, Scripts and Records; Plays and Players at Home (w.photo of Yvonne Furneaux, Viola Lyel, John Humphry, Marie Ney and John Cairney in THE MULBERRY BUSH/Bristol Old Vic); Plays and Players in America (w.photos of Pierre Descaves (with Saul Colin), Marcel Marceau, and Susan Strasberg (with Joseph Schildkraut) in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK); Plays and Players Abroad (w.photo of Gertrud Fridh); London Playguide etc. [32pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1956

P&P/Jan 1956: cover-Elizabeth Seal, Edmund Hockridge, Joy Nicols and Max Wall in THE PYJAMA GAME; Scenes from DAMN YANKEES/Broadway (w.Gwen Vernon, Stephen Douglass, Ray Walston, Rae Allen - 9 photos); THE WATER GIPSIES/Winter Garden (w.Dora Bryan, Roy Godfrey, Doris Hare, Jerry Verno, Laurie Payne, Wallas Eaton, Pamela Charles - 5 photos); HAMLET/Phoenix (w.Paul Scofield, Richard Johnson, Mary Ure, Diana Wynyard, Alec Clunes, Ernest Thesiger, Michael David - 8 photos and review); ANNIVERSARY WALTZ/Lyric (w.Pauline Henriques, John Sterland, Maurice Durant, Bernard Braden, Barbara Kelly, Anthony Valentine, Larry Cross, Kay Callard, Aletha Orr, Nicholas Joy - 5 photos and review); Reviews of THE STRONG ARE LONELY/Piccadilly, HENRY V/Old Vic, A GIRL CALLED JO/Piccadilly, THE IRON HARP/Guildford, BABES IN THE WOOD ON ICE/Empire Pool, Wembley, AN ITALIAN STRAW HAT/Theatre Royal Stratford, DICK WHITTINGTON ON ICE/Empress Hall; Personalities of the Month: Rodgers and Hammerstein (w.photo); Handel to Hammerstein: the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and musicals, by W Macqueen-Pope (w.photo), The Excitement of Musicals by Alfred Drake (w.3 photos), My Musical Methods by Sandy Wilson (w.2 photos), Let's Make A Musical by Caryl Brahms (w.2 photos: Kenneth Williams in THE BUCCANEER, and Newton Blick and Eleanor Drew in SALAD DAYS), The Musical in America by Saul Colin (w.2 photos: Alfred Drake, Betty Garde and Joan Roberta in OKLAHOMA!, and Helen Traubel and William Johnson in PIPE DREAM), Give Us A Chance! by Vivian Ellis (w.2 photos), Russia's theatre is the actor's ideal by Peter Brook (w.8 photos of Paul Scofield, Mary Ure, Peter Brook, Ivan Koslovsky, Violetta Bovt on tour in Moscow with HAMLET); photos of Alfred Drake in KISMET, Howard Keel and Betty Jane Watson in OKLAHOMA!, Gertrude Lawrence, Yul Brynner and Robin Craven in THE KING AND I, Isobel Bigley, Joan McCracken, Bob Fortier, Helena Scott and Arthur Maxwell in ME AND JULIET, Iva Withers and Stephen Douglass in CAROUSEL, Mary Martin and Wilbur Evans in SOUTH PACIFIC, Robert Morley, Somerset Maugham, with Raymond Mander and Joe Mitchenson, and Edith Evans; New Records, New Books, New Scripts; Plays and Players At Home, Plays and Players in America, and Plays and Players Abroad; Tomorrow's Lead: Elizabeth Seal (w.photo); London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; spine partially split, slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

P&P/Feb 1956: cover-Richard Burton in HENRY V [20pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] (£4) SOLD

P&P/Mch 1956: cover-Shirl Conway in PLAIN AND FANCY [20pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] (£4) SOLD

P&P/Apr 1956: cover-Jean Vilar and Maria Casares in LE TRIOMPHE DE L'AMOUR; Scenes from SUMMER SONG/Princes (Laurence Naismith, Derek Sydney, Sally Ann Howes, David Hughes, Van Atkins, Bonita Primrose, Edric Connor, David Hannaford - 5 photos), THE RIVALS/Saville (John Clements, Laurence Harvey, Paul Daneman, Peggy Simpson, Athene Seyler, Petra Davies, Gwen Cherrell, Michael Medwin - 5 photos), WALTZ OF THE TOREADORS/Arts Theatre Club (Hugh Griffith, Beatrix Lehmann, Hilda Braid, Anne Bishop, Trader Faulkner, Brenda Bruce - 4 photos and review), TABITHA/Duchess (Christine Silver, Janet Barrow, Marjorie Fielding - photo and review), ONE BRIGHT DAY/Apollo (Clive Brook, Julian Prescott, Renee Asherson - photo and review); Reviews of THE MULBERRY BUSH/Royal Court, OTHELLO/Old Vic, RING FOR CATTY/Lyric, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS/Arts Theatre, A LIKELY TALE/Globe; Personality of the Month: William Chappell (w.photo); Stars of The Theatre National Populaire (4 photos: Jean Vilar and Maria Casares in MACBETH, Jean Vilar and Roger Mollien in LE TRIOMPHE DE L'AMOUR, Gerard Philippe and Jean Vilar in LE CID, and MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL); People's Theatre in Paris (w.photo of Jean Vilar as Moliere's Don Juan); Tyrone Guthrie on Broadway (4 photos: Anthony Quayle, Douglas Rain, Coral Browne in TAMBURLAINE, and Kurt Krasznar, Francis Bethencourt, Natlie Schafer, James Lacirignola, Michael Wager, Katherine Squire, Whitfield Connor, Karen Sue Trent, Betty Lou Holland in SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR); Party at Drury Lane for the Seventy-Fifth Birthday of The Stage (4 photos: Eric Johns, Dorothy Ward, Dorothy Tutin, Marie Kendall, Ada Reeve, Richard Derr, Shirl Conway, Benny Hill, Albert Whelan, Phyllis Neilson-Terry, John Clements, Donald Wolfit, Lawrence Wright, Frank Comerford); Photos of Leslie Caron, and Edward G Robinson in MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT; Plays and Players Abroad, and Plays and Players in New York; London Playguide etc. [20pp, 8.5x11; else VG] £4

P&P/May 1956: cover-Peggy Ashcroft in THE CHALK GARDEN; Scenes from PIPE DREAM/Broadway (Judy Tyler, William Johnson, Helen Traubel - 8 photos), TROILUS AND CRESSIDA/Old Vic (Aubrey Morris, Paul Rogers, Rosemary Harris, John Neville, Job Stewart, Jack Gwillim, Ronald Allen, John Wood, Denis Holmes, John Woodvine, Wendy Hiller, Charles Gray, Richard Wordsworth, Jeremy Brett, Rachel Roberts, Margaret Courtenay, Laurence Hardy, Clifford Williams - 8 photos and review), A LIKELY TALE/Globe (Robert Morley, Judy Parfitt, Violet Farebrother, Richard Pearson, Margaret Rurtherford - 5 photos), THE CHALK GARDEN/Haymarket (Edith Evans, Judith Stott, George Rose, Peggy Ashcroft, Rachel Gurney, Felix Aylmer - 9 photos and review), THE POWER AND THE GLORY/Phoenix (Paul Scofield, Patience Collier, Harry H Corbett, Ann Cooke, Roger Delgado, Willoughby Goddard, Robert Marsden - 5 photos), THE CRUCIBLE/Royal Court (Alan Bates, George Selway, Christopher Fettes, Kenneth Haigh, Stephen Dartnell, Rosalie Crutchley, Joan Plowright, Michael Gwynn - 1 photo), HAMLET/Stratford (Alan Badel, Diana Churchill, Harry Andrews, George Howe, Andrew Faulds, Dilys Hamlett, Anthony Nicholls - 4 photos and review), THE MERCHANT OF VENICE/Stratford (Emlyn Williams, Margaret Johnston, Prunella Scales, Basil Hoskins - 4 photos); Reviews of THE GOOD SAILOR/Lyric, Hammersmith, EDWARD II/Theatre Royal Stratford, LE TRIOMPHE DE L'AMOUR/Palace, DON JUAN/Palace, MARIE TUDOR/Palace; Personality of the Month: John Gielgud (w.photo); Features on Peggy Ashcroft (w.3 photos), and Vivien Leigh (w.5 photos: as Anne Boleyn, Mrs Dubedat, Lady Teazle, Cleopatra, and Sabina in THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH); The Murder of the Man who was Shakespeare by Robert L Heilbroner (extensive article w.3 illustrations), Waiting for God Knows What by Peter Bull (w.photo); Photos of Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison in MY FAIR LADY, Isabel Jeans, Virginia Vernon, Nicholas Stevenson, Vivienne Drummond, Norman Wooland, Michael Shepley, Toby Perkins in COMMEMORATION BALL/Piccadilly, Belinda Lee, Sheila Bradley and Elizabeth Larner, Golda Casimir as Miss Higa Jiga in TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON/Her Majesty's; Tomorrow's Lead: Joan Hovis (w.photo); New Books; Plays and Players in New York (3 photos), Plays and Players Abroad, and Plays and Players at Home; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; VG] £4

P&P/Jun 1956: cover-Alec Guinness in HOTEL PARADISO; Scenes from SOUTH SEA BUBBLE/Lyric (w.Vivien Leigh, Arthur Macrae, Ronald Lewis, Eric Philips, Ian Hunter, Alan Webb - 4 photos and review), HOTEL PARADISO/Winter Garden (w.Alec Guinness, Irene Worth, Douglas Byng - 11 photos and review), FANNY/Majestic Theatre, New York (w.Ezio Pinza, Walter Slezak, Florence Henderson - 9 photos), ONE BRIGHT DAY/Apollo (w.Naunton Wayne, Clive Brook, Renee Asherson, Mary Hinton, Derek Farr, Nicolas Tannar, Joby Blanchard - 5 photos), LOOK BACK IN ANGER/Royal Court (w.Kenneth Haigh, Mary Ure - w.photo and review), THE HOUSE BY THE LAKE/Duke of York's (w.Andrew Cruickshank, Paul Lee, Jenny Laird, Flora Robson, Frank Royde, Doreen Morton, Alan MacNaughtan - 5 photos and review), I AM A CAMERA/New Theatre (w.Dorothy Tutin, Michael Gwynn, Robert Cartland, Marianne Deeming, Renee Goddard - 10 photos); Photos of Leslie Caron in GIGI, Emrys James and Pat Sandys in ALBERTINE BY MOONLIGHT/Westminster Theatre, Denholm Elliott, John Van Druten, Robert Atkins (celebrating his fiftieth year in the theatre), Philip Bond, Andre Morell and Leo McKern in BILLY BUDD/Lyric Hammersmith; Features on Robert Helpmann (w.photo), Alec Guinness: The Man In The Rubber Mask (w.2 photos), Wendy Hiller Scrapbook (w.5 photos), and Sybil Thorndike and Lewis Casson on their tour of Australia, India and Africa (w.photo); text of Acts One and Two of I AM A CAMERA by John Van Druten; reviews etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; VG] (£4) SOLD

P&P/Jul 1956: cover-Peter Ustinov in ROMANOFF AND JULIET [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] (£4) SOLD

P&P/Aug 1956: cover-Emlyn Williams as Iago in OTHELLO; Scenes from ROMEO AND JULIET/Old Vic (Claire Bloom, Wynne Clark, John Neville, Paul Rogers, Charles Gray, Denis Holmes, Ernest Hare, Jennifer Wilson, Margaret Courtenay - 3 photos and review), THE RAINMAKER/St.Martin's (Sam Wanamaker, Neil McCallum, Gordon Tanner, Wilfrid Lawson, Geraldine Page, Launce Maraschal, Michael Goodliffe - 5 photos), LOOK BACK IN ANGER/Royal Court (Kenneth Haigh, Mary Ure, Alan Bates, Helena Hughes - 4 photos), CARDS OF IDENTITY/Royal Court (Michael Gwynn, Joan Greenwood, Peter Duguid - photo and review), THE CAINE MUTINY/London Hippodrome (Lloyd Nolan, Nigel Stock, David Knight, Peter Dyneley, Richard Newton, Vivian Matalon, Robert Hardy - 8 photos and review), THE FAMILY REUNION/Phoenix (Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Olive Gregg, Sybil Thorndike, Paul Scofield, Norman Scace - 5 photos and review), JUBILEE GIRL/Victoria Palace (John Morley, Joyce Barbour, Maureen Quinney - photo and review), THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE/Cambridge Theatre (Jack Hulbert, William Douglas Home, Judy Campbell, Anna Steele, Eileen Peel, Peter Myers, Anna Massey, John Merivale, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Celia Johnson - 7 photos), MAN ALIVE/Aldwych (Elizabeth Addyman, Joan Benham, Wendy Craig, Geoffrey Dunn, Robertson Hare, Brian Reece, Wilfred Boyle, David Evans - photo and review); Reviews of LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST/Stratford, THE ROMANTICKS/Regent's Park, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL/Arts, FOR AMUSEMENT ONLY/Apollo; Photos of Philip Gilbert, Neil McCallum, and Sandy Wilson and cast celebrating 1000 performances of THE BOY FRIEND/Wyndham's; Personality of the Month: Bertold Brecht (w.short article and photo); Features on Diana Churchill (w.4 photos: A PHOENIX TOO FREQUENT, ACCOLADE w.Emlyn Williams, UNDER THE SYCAMORE TREE w.Alec Guinness, HIGH SPIRITS w.Cyril Ritchard), Night of 100 Stars: 28th June 1956 (w.9 photos: Vivien Leigh, John Mills, Hermione Baddeley, Tony Britton, Peggy Ashcroft, Edith Evans, Jack Benny, G H Elliott, Roger Moore, Laurence Harvey, Esme Percy, Paul Scofield), Emlyn Williams: Wales for Ever (w.photo); Articles: Too Much Shakespeare? by Peter Hall (w.rehearsal photo), Designing for Stratford by James Bailey (w.5 costume designs), Shakespeare and Music by Leslie Bridgewater (w.photo); Plays and Players in New York (w.photo of Jack Cassidy and Shirley Yamaguchi in SHANGRI-LA), Plays and Players Abroad (w.photo of Jurandyr Mendes, Sergio Cardoso, Jose Mizziara in HAMLET/Brazil), Plays and Players at Home; Text of Act 1 of THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE by William Douglas Home; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

P&P/Sep 1956: cover-Perlita Neilson and Diana Wynyard in THE SEAGULL [36pp, 8.5x11; VG] (£4) SOLD

P&P/Oct 1956: cover-Ralph Richardson as TIMON OF ATHENS; Scenes from MEASURE FOR MEASURE/Stratford (Alan Badel, Margaret Johnston, George Little, Emlyn Williams, John Garley, George Howe, Patrick Wymark, John Southworth, Mark Dignam, Anthony Nicolls, Emrys James - 4 photos and review), NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS/Her Majesty's (Leslie Dwyer, Barry Nelson, Macdonald Parke, Timothy Bateson - 3 photos and review), MR BOLFRY/Aldwych (George Cole, Eileen Moore, Owen Holder, Annette Crosbie, Alastair Sim, Duncan Macrae - 5 photos and review), DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE/Victoria Palace (Douglas Ives, Philip Gilbert, Sonya Cordeau - photo), TOWARDS ZERO/St.James (George Baker, Frederick Leister, Gwen Cherrell, Cyril Raymond - photo and review), A RIVER BREEZE/Phoenix (Phyllis Calvert, Roland Culver, Naunton Wayne, Moray Watson, Jane Downs, Patrick Cargill (5 photos and review), FAMILY TREE/Connaught, Worthing (Roger Moore, Daniel Massey - photo and review), UNDER MILK WOOD/New Theatre (Donald Houston, Richard Curnock, Joan Newell, Cliff Gordon, Barbara Alleyn, Raymond Llewellyn, Claudine Morgan, Denys Graham, Diana Maddox, Daphne Shaver, Betty Lloyd Davies, Angela Crow, Aubrey Richards, Gwyneth Owen, T H Evans, Gareth Jones, Peter Halliday - 8 photos), THE WALTZ OF THE TOREADORS/Arts and Criterion (Beatrix Lehmann, Jean Anouilh, Hugh Griffith, Hilda Braid, Anne Bishop, Trader Faulkner, Walter Hudd, Brenda Bruce - 7 photos); Reviews of TIMON OF ATHENS/Old Vic, The Berliner Ensemble (in MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN, TRUMPETS AND DRUMS and THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE), THE YOUNG AND THE BEAUTIFUL/Arts; Personality of the Month: Roland Culver (w.brief profile and photo); Features on Ralph Richardson - No Fun For Falstaff (w.2 photos: AN INSPECTOR CALLS and HENRY IV), Pamela Brown (w.4 photos: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST w.John Gielgud, VENICE PRESERV'D, THE LADY'S NOT FOR BURNING, THE CHALK GARDEN), Elmer Rice at the Liverpool Playhouse (rehearsal photo of DREAM GIRL w.Pauline Yates, Willard Stoker); Photos of William Squire and Catherine Dolan in UNDER MILK WOOD/New Theatre, Dennis Lotis, and Margaret Johnston resting in her dressing-room; Articles: Glory Urbanity and Enthusiasm - plays at the 1956 Edinburgh Festival (by Iain Crawford), and The Piccolo Teatro at Edinburgh (by Frederick May); Tomorrow's Lead: Perlita Neilson (w.photo); Plays and Players in New York (w.photos of Conrad Bain, Larry Robinson, Dolly Jonah and Paul Andor in THE ICEMAN COMETH, and Luis Pondal and Dorothy Dill in QUINTIN-QUINTANA), Plays and Players Abroad, Plays and Players at Home; New Records, New Books; Text of THE WALTZ OF THE TOREADORS Acts 1, 2 and 3 by Jean Anouilh, translated by Lucienne Hill; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; VG] £4

P&P/Nov 1956: cover-John Gielgud in NUDE WITH VIOLIN; Scenes from THE CHILDREN'S HOUR/Arts Theatre (Patricia Healey, Olive McFarland, Margaret Halstan, Margot van der Burgh, Clare Austin, Gaylord Cavallaro, Gwen Nelson - 3 photos and review), A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE/Comedy (Anthony Quayle, Brian Bedford, Mary Ure, Megs Jenkins, Ian Bannen - 5 photos and review), THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA/Saville (Stuart Hutchinson, Anthony Ireland, Ann Todd, Laurence Hardy, Michael Hordern, Paul Daneman, Lewis Casson - 3 photos and review), UNDER MILK WOOD/New Theatre (Gareth Jones - photo and review), TIMON OF ATHENS/Old Vic (Ralph Richardson, Richard Gale, Ingrid Hafner, Paul Curran, Derek Francis, Jacqueline Ellis, Margaret Whiting, Rosemary Webster, Dudley Jones - 6 photos), THE WALTZ OF THE TOREADORS/Criterion (Hugh Griffith, Beatrix Lehmann, Walter Hudd, Juliet Duncombe - 4 photos); Reviews: CYMBELINE/Old Vic, VARIETY THEATRE OF CHINA/Princes, HENRY V/Toynbee Hall, THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN/New Lindsey, PLAINTIFF IN A PRETTY HAT/Duchess, HIS AND HERS/Leatherhead, HEARTS AND FACES/Arts, JAMES STEVENSON AGAIN/Irving Theatre; large portrait of Ann Todd as Mrs Dubedat; Personality of the Month: Peter Daubeny (w.short article and photo); Feature on Tyrone Power (w.photo); Robert Morley's Scrapbook (4 photos: THE FIRST GENTLEMAN w.Wendy Hiller, EDWARD MY SON w.Ian Hunter, Robert Morley with Gladys Cooper, Robert Morley with Rex Harrison, George Bernard Shaw, and Gabriel Pascal); Regent's Park Company in Baalbek International Festival in the Lebanon (w.3 photos); Jean Louis Barrault's Season at the Palace Theatre (Article and 5 photos: Madeleine Renaud and Jean Louis Barrault in LE CHIEN DU JARDINIER and LE MISANTHROPE, Jean Louis Barrault and Simone Valere in INTERMEZZO, Jean Desailly and Madeleine Renaud in OCCUPE-TOI D'AMELIE, Jean Louis Barrault in LES SUITES D'UNE COURSE); National Youth Theatre's first production: HENRY V (w.2 photos: Richard Hampton as Henry V, Richard Hampton with Ralph Richardson and Richard Burton); Photos of Ian Wallace, and Emile Littler and George Formby; Tomorrow's Lead: Jimmy Thompson (w.photo); New Books, New Scripts; Plays and Players in New York (w.photo of Arthur Kennedy and David Wayne in THE LOUD RED PATRICK), Plays and Players at Home (w.photo of Rachel Roberts, Alan Dobie and Joseph O'Conor in THE QUEEN AND THE REBELS), Plays and Players Abroad; text of THE WALTZ OF THE TOREADORS Act 4 by Jean Anouilh, translated by Lucienne Hill; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; cover slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

P&P/Dec 1956: cover-Janet Pavek and Robert Morley in FANNY; Scenes from CYMBELINE/Old Vic (Derek Godfrey, Barbara Jefford, Richard Gale, Dudley Jones, John Rye, John Humphry, Paul Curran, Joan Sanderson, Derek Francis - 4 photos), FANNY/Drury Lane (Ian Wallace, Janet Pavek, Kevin Scott - 2 photos and review), THE GOOD WOMAN OF SETZUAN/Royal Court (John Moffatt, Robert Stephens, Esme Percy, Peggy Ashcroft, Golda Casimir, Peter Wyngarde, George Devine, Rachel Kempson - 4 photos and review), TEN MINUTE ALIBI/Westminster (Conrad Phillips, Jeremy Burnham - photo and review), LAMP AT MIDNIGHT/Theatre Royal, Bristol (Joseph O'Conor, Peter O'Toole, Alan Dobie (4 photos and review), THE THREE CASKETS/Players' (Patricia Rowlands, Margaret Burton, John Gower - photo and review), NUDE WITH VIOLIN/Globe (John Gielgud, John Sterland, Basil Henson, David Horne, Patience Collier, Kathleen Harrison, Douglas Robinson, Patricia Raine, Joyce Carey, Ann Castle - 16 photos and review), THE DARLING SET/Guildford (Peter Wylde, Virginia Thomas, Alec McCowen, Frances Lyndall - photo and review); Reviews: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING/Old Vic, THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE/Winter Garden, THE BALD PRIMA DONNA and THE NEW TENANT/Arts, ELECTRA/Playhouse, Oxford; Personality of the Month: Margaret Rutherford (short article and photo as Lady Wishfort in THE WAY OF THE WORLD); Articles: Pantomime by Max Beerbohm, 1906 (w.photo), Ireland's Theatre at the Crossroads by Leslie Daiken (w.photo of Cyril Cusack), A True Repertoire: the Compagnie Madelaine Renaud - Jean-Louis Barrault (by Kitty Black); Features on John Gielgud: Staying A Star (w.photo of Gielgud as Valentine in LOVE FOR LOVE), and Flora Robson (w.4 photos: with Joan Henry, Carlton Hobbs and Robert Eddison in THE ANATOMIST/Westminster, with Charles Laughton in MACBETH/Old Vic, with Paul Robeson in ALL GOD'S CHILLUN/Embassy, and with James Mason in MEASURE FOR MEASURE/Old Vic); Tomorrow's Lead: Timothy Bateson (w.photo); Photos of Nicholas Stuart Gray as PUSS IN BOOTS, and Galina Ulanova with Diana Churchill and Jeanette Sterke at Stratford; Plays and Players in New York (w.photo of Charles Laughton and Cornelia Otis Skinner in MAJOR BARBARA), Plays and Players at Home, Plays and Players Abroad (w.photo of Norman Colman, Diana Davidson, Maree Tomasetti, Jacklyn Mellcher, Ivor Bromley, Leonard Teale, Dinah Shearing in TWELFTH NIGHT/Sydney); New Records and New Books; text of Act I and Act II Sc.1 of NUDE WITH VIOLIN by Noel Coward; London Playguide etc. [40pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1957

P&P/Jan 1957: cover-John Clements and Kay Hammond in THE WAY OF THE WORLD; Scenes from THE WAY OF THE WORLD/Saville (Margaretta Scott, Kay Hammond, Rosalind Knight, Margaret Rutherford, Anne Leon, Douglas Wilmer, John Clements - 4 photos and review), THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK/Phoenix (Perlita Neilson, Harry Lockhart, Vera Fusek, George Voskovec, Max Bacon, Miriam Karlin, Clarissa Stolz, John Gabriel - 6 photos and review), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING/Old Vic (Barbara Jefford, Keith Michell, John Fraser, Derek Francis, John Humphry, Jacqueline Ellis, Rosemary Webster, Dudley Jones - 4 photos), CHRISTOPHE COLOMB/Palace (photo and review), THE TOUCH OF FEAR (Jill Bennett, Bryan Forbes - photo and review), FANNY/Drury Lane (Ian Wallace, Kevin Scott, Janet Pavek, Robert Morley, Hameda, C Denier Warren, Julian Orchard - 7 photos), THESE FOOLISH KINGS/Victoria Palace (The Crazy Gang: Jimmy Nervo, Teddy Knox, Bud Flanagan, Charlie Naughton, Jimmy Gold, "Monsewer" Eddie Gray, Sonya Cordeau - 7 photos), THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE/Winter Garden (Joan MacArthur, David Langton, Tyrone Power, Dorothy Bromiley, Noel Willman, Lockwood West, Patrick Maynard - 4 photos), NUDE WITH VIOLIN (Kathleen Harrison, Ann Castle, Nicky Edmett, John Gielgud, Joyce Carey - 4 photos); Reviews: INTERMEZZO/Palace, THE FLIES/O.U.D.S. at Clarendon Press Institute, GRAB ME A GONDOLA/Lyric Hammersmith, UNITED NOTIONS/Adelphi, DOUBLE IMAGE/Savoy; Personality of the Month: Frith Banbury (short biography and photo); Feature on John Clements and Kay Hammond (w.photo); The Best Plays and Players of 1956 by J C Trewin (w.4 photos: Hugh Griffith in THE WALTZ OF THE TOREADORS/Criterion, Edith Evans and Peggy Ashcroft in THE CHALK GARDEN/Haymarket, Michael Hordern in THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA/Saville, Paul Rogers, Wendy Hiller and Ronald Allen in TROILUS AND CRESSIDA/Old Vic, Theatre-Going in Madrid by A E Wilson (w.photo), Memories of Beerbohm Tree by Marie Lohr (w.photo of Marie Lohr and Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree in THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL/His Majesty's); Photos of Diane Cilento, and Beryl Stevens and Jeanne Craig in DICK WHITTINGTON/Palace; Tomorrow's Lead: John Trevor (brief article and photo); Plays and Players in New York (w.2 photos: Irra Petina in CANDIDE, Luther Adler and Sylvia Sidney in A VERY SPECIAL BABY, Plays and Players at Home, Plays and Players Abroad (w.photo of Helle Virkner in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK); text of Act II Sc.2 and Act III of NUDE WITH VIOLIN by Noel Coward; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

P&P/Feb 1957: cover-Robert Helpmann as Shylock at the OLD VIC; Scenes from DAYS OF THE COMMUNE/Karl Marx Opera House, Berlin (Kurt Apitius, Hannelore Wenzel, Hans Hoff, Ingrid Fandrei, Wolf-Dietrich Voigt, Gerhard Klingenberg - 5 photos), WHO CARES?/Fortune (Alec Clunes, Peter Sallis, Denholm Elliott, Valerie Taylor, Catherine Feller - 5 photos and review), GRAB ME A GONDOLA (Joan Heal, Donald Hewlett, Peter Brett, Tom Shaw, Roy Jameson, Terence Theobald, Jane Wenham, Ina de la Haye, Guido Lorraine - 5 photos), THE COUNTRY WIFE/Royal Court (Laurence Harvey, John Moffatt, Robert Stephens, Alan Bates, Esme Percy, Diana Churchill, George Devine, Joan Plowright - 4 photos and review), MRS GIBBONS' BOYS/Westminster (Avis Landone, Eric House - photo and review), DOUBLE IMAGE/Savoy (Raymond Huntley, Richard Attenborough, Ernest Clark, Ronald Barker, John Stevens, Zena Dare, Sheila Sim - 4 photos), THE BRIDE AND THE BACHELOR/Duchess (Cicely Courtneidge, Robertson Hare - photo and review), THE MERCHANT OF VENICE/Old Vic (Richard Gale, David Dodimead, Robert Helpmann, Rosemary Webster, Paul Curran, Dudley Jones, Harold Innocent, Barbara Jefford, Jacqueline Ellis, John Fraser - 7 photos and review), UNDER MILK WOOD/New Theatre (Donald Houston, Dylan Thomas, William Squire, Gareth Jones, Joan Newell, Angela Crow, Cliff Gordon, Doreen Phillips - 6 photos); Reviews: THESE FOOLISH KINGS/Victoria Palace, THE TICKET OF LEAVE MAN/Arts, AT THE DROP OF A HAT/New Lindsey, THE CHALK GARDEN/Haymarket; Pictures from my Scrapbook by Gladys Cooper (9 photos: DIPLOMACY/Wyndham's w.Owen Nares, HOME AND BEAUTY/Playhouse w.Charles Hawtreyand Malcolm Cherry, THE SECOND MRS TANQUERAY/Playhouse w.Dennis Eadie, as PETER PAN/Adelphi, IRIS/Adelphi w.Ivor Novello and Henry Ainley, THE LETTER/Playhouse w.Leslie Faber, THE LAST OF MRS CHEYNEY/St.James w.Gerald du Maurier, AS YOU LIKE IT/Regent's Park w.Philip Merivale, THE SHINING HOUR/New York w.Raymond Massey); New Faces for Stratford - the forthcoming Stratford Memorial Theatre Season (article and 3 photos: Joan Miller, Richard Johnson, Jane Wenham); Fernald Brings Realism to RADA (article on John Fernald, director of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art w.photo); Actors Studio is not a School by Lee Strasberg (w.photo); But Once a Year by Leslie Daiken (theatre in London for children w.photo: Nicholas Stuart Gray, Hazel Penwarden, Morris Perry, Terence Soall in PUSS IN BOOTS/Lyric Hammersmith); Photos of Geraldine McEwan, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, and the Cutting of the Baddeley Cake at Drury Lane (Austin Melford, Janet Pavek, Robert Morley, Ian Wallace, Mona Washbourne); Personality of the Month: Prince Littler (short article and photo); Tomorrow's Lead: Joan Plowright (w.photo and brief article); Plays and Players in New York (w.photo of Don Britton, Walter Pidgeon and Diana van der Vlis in THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE), Plays and Players Abroad (w.photo of Dagmar Altrichter and Karl John in SOUTH SEA BUBBLE/Hamburg), Plays and Players at Home; New Records and New Books; text of Act I of UNDER MILK WOOD by Dylan Thomas; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

P&P/Mch 1957: cover-Donald Wolfit in THE MASTER OF SANTIAGO; Scenes from NO LAUGHING MATTER/Arts (Brenda Bruce, Alec McCowen, Paul Daneman, Faith Brook, Peter Wyngarde, Anthony Ireland - 5 photos and review), TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA/Old Vic (Keith Michell, Derek Godfrey, Richard Gale, Ingrid Hafner, Dudley Jones, Barbara Jefford, Jacqueline Ellis, Robert Helpmann - 5 photos and review), MRS GIBBONS' BOYS/Westminster (Avis Landone, Eric House, Lee Montague, George Margo, Frederick Jaeger, Mary Kerridge, David Kelly, Cyril Shaps - 4 photos), THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN/Lyric Hammersmith (Desmond Jordan, Jack Cunningham, Jack MacGowran - photo and review), THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING/Royal Court (Geraldine McEwan, John Hall, Bertice Reading, Errol John, James Dyrenforth, Greta Watson, Richard Pasco, Orlando Martins, Garry Nesbitt - 8 photos and review), UNDER MILK WOOD/New Theatre (Marion Grimaldi, Donald Houston, Aubrey Richards, T H Evans, Denys Graham, Angela Crow - 4 photos); Reviews: THE CHICKEN PLAY/New Lindsey, PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD/Theatre Royal Stratford, ROMANOFF AND JULIET/Piccadilly, NATIONAL UNION OF STUDENTS DRAMA FESTIVAL; Photos: Michael Flanders and Donald Swann in AT THE DROP OF A HAT/Fortune, Joan Allisstone, Sheila Reid and Cynthia Bizeray in PINOCCHIO/Eltham Little Theatre, Zachary Scott, John Warner and Eleanor Drew at party for 1,000th performance of SALAD DAYS/Vaudeville; Picture of the Month: Edwige Feuillere (w.large photo as La Dame aux Camelias), Personality of the Month: William Douglas Home (w.photo and brief article), How Stanislavsky and Gordon Craig produced Hamlet by Eugene Hyin (w.5 photos), Pictures from my Scrapbook by Zena Dare (8 photos: THE SECOND MAN/Playhouse w.Noel Coward, Raymond Massey, Ursula Jeans, PROSCENIUM/Globe w.Fay Compton, MURDER IN MAYFAIR/Globe w.Ivor Novello, CARELESS RAPTURE/Drury Lane, DEAR BRUTUS/Globe w.Nora Swinburne, Margaret Rawlings, Ursula Jeans, Mary Jerrold, George Howe, KING'S RHAPSODY/South African tour, KING'S RHAPSODY/Palace, ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS/Scala w.Roma Beaumont, Sybil Thorndike), British Acting Is Divorced From Reality by Charles Marowitz (w.photo of Michael Redgrave), There's Still Life in Our British Actors by Campbell Williams (w.photo), Lone Wolfit - feature on Donald Wolfit by Frank Granville Barker (w.photo of Wolfit as Tamburlaine); Tomorrow's Lead: Vera Fusek (photo and brief article); Plays and Players in New York (2 photos: Judy Holliday and Sidney Chaplin in BELLS ARE RINGING, Sybil Thorndike and Lewis Casson in THE POTTING SHED), Plays and Players Abroad (photo of John Bluthal, Desmond Rolfe, Patricia Hill, Kevin Miles, Leo McKern, Frank Waters, Robert Lewis in THE RAINMAKER/Sydney), Plays and Players at Home; New Records, New Books, New Scripts; text of Act II of UNDER MILK WOOD by Dylan Thomas; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

P&P/Apr 1957: cover-Edwige Feuillere in LA PARISIENNE; Scenes from THE IRON DUCHESS/Cambridge Theatre (Athene Seyler, Ronald Squire, William Mervyn, Olaf Pooley, David Hutcheson, Jane Downs, Gladys Henson, Richard Pearson, Anne Leon, Geoffrey Lumsden, Rosamund Greenwood - 4 photos), OLIVE OGILVIE/Aldwych (Yolande Donlan, Peter Copley, Phil Brown, Harold Lang, Pat Marmont, John Justin - 4 photos), LA DAME AUX CAMELIAS/Palace (Edwige Feuillere - photo and review), SUBWAY IN THE SKY/Savoy (Margaret Lockwood, Nigel Stock, Valerie White, Zachary Scott, Reed de Rouen - 5 photos and review), THE BRIDE AND THE BACHELOR/Duchess (Jill Raymond, Margaret McCourt, Cicely Courtneidge, Robertson Hare, Viola Lyel, Warren Stanhope, Naunton Wayne, Anna Turner - 4 photos), THE RIVALS/New Theatre, Bromley (Annabelle Lee, Tony Beckley, Hazel Hughes, Antony Cullen - photo and review), A HATFUL OF RAIN/Princes (Sam Wanamaker, Sally Ann Howes, Bonar Colleano, Al Mulock, Bernard Bresslaw, Vivian Matalon, George Coulouris - 8 photos and review), THE CHALK GARDEN/Haymarket (Edith Evans, Enid Bagnold, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, George Rose, Mavis Walker, Judith Stott - 7 photos); Reviews: THE CRYSTAL HEART/Saville, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA/Old Vic, FROST AT MIDNIGHT/Playhouse, HARVEST TIME/New Lindsey, THE MASTER OF SANTIAGO/Lyric Hammersmith, EPITAPH FOR GEORGE DILLON/Commercial Road Hall, Oxford; Photos of Colin Gordon, George Howe, Wensley Pithey and Kenneth Williams in THE WIT TO WOO/Arts, Coral Browne and John Neville of the Old Vic company returned from US Tour, and Diana Fairfax; Picture of the Month: Gladys Cooper in THE CRYSTAL HEART; Personality of the Month: Peggy Ashcroft (brief article and w.photo); Elizabethans from Down-Under - story of the Elizabethan Theatre Trust by Neville March Hunnings (w.photo: Lloyd Berrell, June Jago, Ray Lawler in SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL), Moliere at the United Nations - LE MISANTHROPE/General Assembly Hall of the U.N. (w.2 photos: Madeleine Renaud, Jean-Louis Barrault, Dag Hammarskjold and others), Riding a Rhinoceros - Crises in the London Theatre (w.illustration); Theatre for Today - interview with George Devine (w.2 photos: Alan Bates and Vivienne Drummond in LOOK BACK IN ANGER, and George Devine); Tomorrow's Lead: Mary Pat Morgan (brief article and photo); Plays and Players in New York (3 photos: Tallulah Bankhead in EUGENIA, Erik Rhodes in RIGHT YOU ARE IF YOU THINK YOU ARE, and Robert Preston and Lili Darvas in THE HIDDEN RIVER), Plays and Players at Home (w.photo of Michael Aldridge, Colin Jeavons, Bernard Brown in GREAT EXPECTATIONS/Bristol), Plays and Players Abroad; New Books, New Records; text of Acts I and II of THE CHALK GARDEN by Enid Bagnold; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; VG] £4

P&P/May 1957: cover-Laurence Olivier in THE ENTERTAINER [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] (£6) SOLD

P&P/Jun 1957: cover-Elizabeth Sellars with Tim Seely in TEA AND SYMPATHY; Scenes from LI'L ABNER/New York (Peter Palmer, Tina Louise (as Appassionata Von Climax), Howard St.John, Maureen Hopkins, Sharon Shore, Joe E Marks, Bern Hoffman, Stubby Kaye, Edith Adams - 8 photos), THE GLASS CAGE/Piccadilly (Margot Christie, Frank Peddie, Barbara Chilcott, Donald Davis, William Job, Janet Reid, William Needles - 4 photos and review), SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL/New (Ethel Gabriel, June Jago, Fenella Maguire, Madge Ryan, Ray Lawler, Kenneth Warren, Richard Pratt - 10 photos and review), THE BALCONY/Arts (Richard Dare, April Olrich, Eric House, Maria Lennard, Derry Nesbitt, Selma Vaz Diaz, Robert Bernal, Alec Mango - 3 photos and review), TEA AND SYMPATHY/Comedy (John Glen, Elizabeth Sellars - photo and review), DAMN YANKEES/London Coliseum (Bill Kerr, Belita, Ivor Emmanuel, Robert Crane, Edward Devereaux, Robin Hunter, Donald Stewart - 3 photos), TITUS ANDRONICUS/Old Vic (Robert Helpmann, Barbara Jefford - photo and review), THE COMEDY OF ERRORS/Old Vic (Dudley Jones, Keith Michell, John Humphry, John Fraser - photo and review), THREE FROM ROME/Palace (Vittorio Caprioli, Luciano Salce - photo), THE HOUSE BY THE LAKE (Andrew Cruickshank, Flora Robson, Paul Lee, Jenny Laird, Doreen Morton, Alan MacNaughtan - 5 photos); Reviews: ZULEIKA/Saville, JANUS/Aldwych, TROPICAL HEATWAVE/New Lindsey, THE LOVEBIRDS/Adelphi, HARMONY CLOSE/Lyric Hammersmith, HENRY IV Part 2/Toynbee Hall, THE MAYERLING AFFAIR/Pitlochry, PLAISIRS DE PARIS/Prince of Wales, DAVID KOSSOFF/Arts, DAMN THE EXPENSE/New Lindsey; Personalities of the Month: Donald Davis, Murray Davis and Barbara Chilcott (w.photo); Actress in Search of an Author - profile of Elizabeth Sellars (2 photos: portrait, and with Ronald Lewis in SOUTH SEA BUBBLE); Tomorrow's Lead: Tim Seely (brief article and photo); Photos of Sonia Dresdel and Walter Fitzgerald in THE BEST DAMN LIE/Winter Garden, and Muriel Pavlow; Plays and Players in New York (4 photos: Howard da Silva and Alfred Ryder in VOLPONE, John McLiam in THE ICEMAN COMETH, Maureen Stapleton and Cliff Robertson in ORPHEUS DESCENDING), Wendy Hiller, Franchot Tone and Cyril Cusack in A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN), Plays and Players at Home, Plays and Players Abroad; New Records, New Books, New Scripts; text of Act I of THE HOUSE BY THE LAKE by Hugh Mills; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

P&P/Jul 1957: cover-Alec Clunes and Joan Miller in JULIUS CAESAR; Scenes from JULIUS CAESAR/Stratford (Cyril Luckham, Donald Layne-Smith, Alec Clunes, Mark Dignam, Geoffrey Keen, Peter Palmer, Donald Eccles, James Wellman, Richard Johnson, Robert Arnold, Robin Lloyd, David Eccles - 4 photos and review), KING JOHN/Stratford (Alec Clunes, Robert Harris, Christopher Bond, Joan Miller, Molly Tapper, Barry Warren, Doreen Aris, Ron Haddrick - 4 photos), A MONTH OF SUNDAYS/Cambridge Theatre (A E Matthews, Anthony Oliver, Rona Anderson, Sylvia Bidmead, Diana Fairfax, Jane Baxter, Ian Hunter - 4 photos and review), THE CHAIRS/Royal Court (George Devine, Joan Plowright - photo and review), HARMONY CLOSE/Lyric Hammersmith (Rose Hill, Jo Ann Bayless, Zack Matalon, Bernard Cribbins, Louise Ramsay, James Raglan, Sam Woodcock, Betty Huntley-Wright - 4 photos), A DEAD SECRET/Piccadilly (Paul Scofield, Megs Jenkins, Yvonne Bedford, Madge Brindley, Jane Henderson, Harold Scott, Dinsdale Landen, Arthur Lowe, Gretchen Franklin, Laidman Browne - 8 photos and review), THE HOUSE BY THE LAKE/Duke of York's (Andrew Cruickshank, Flora Robson, Jenny Laird, Alan MacNaughtan, Sylvia Coleridge - 4 photos); Reviews: RESTLESS HEART/St.James, RICHARD III/Old Vic, DEAR DELINQUENT/Westminster, A LEASE OF LOVE/New Lindsey, THREE FROM ROME/Palace, FREE AS AIR/Savoy, THE BEST DAMN LIE/Winter Garden, TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON/New Theatre, Bromley, SIX MONTHS GRACE/Phoenix, IT'S THE GEOGRAPHY THAT COUNTS/St.James; Photos: Richard Pasco and Heather Sears in THE APOLLO DE BELLAC/Royal Court, Tudor Evans making up for KISMET/Princes, and John Justin; Picture of the Month: Heather Sears in THE APOLLO DE BELLAC; Personality of the Month: A E Matthews (w.photo); Sweet Nell of Old Drury - profile of the late Julia Neilson (w.2 photos: in THE DANCING GIRL aged 23, and a last portrait aged 88); Playing a Character Part - profile of Alec Clunes (w.photo); Paul Scofield's Scrapbook (4 photos: Paul Scofield with David Dodimead, Herbert Lomas and Geoffrey Taylor in VENICE PRESERV'D/Lyric Hammersmith, with Claire Bloom in RING ROUND THE MOON/Globe, with Mary Ure and Margaret Rutherford in TIME REMEMBERED/Lyric Hammersmith, and with Harry Corbett in THE POWER AND THE GLORY/Phoenix); Tomorrow's Lead: John Moffatt (brief article and photo); Drama by the Pint - review of the Dublin Theatre Festival (w.2 photos: Ray McAnally in THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD, and Pat Nolan and Kate Binchy in THE ROSE TATTOO); New Books, New Records, New Scripts; Plays and Players Abroad, Plays and Players at Home; Playground - a guide to productions at the Drama Schools; text of Act II of THE HOUSE BY THE LAKE by Hugh Mills; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; VG] £5

P&P/Aug 1957: cover-Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh in TITUS ANDRONICUS; Scenes from RICHARD III/Old Vic (Robert Helpmann, Derek Francis, Paul Domanski, Colin Spaull, Barbara Jefford), WE'RE HAVING A BALL (The Kaye Sisters, Max Bygraves, Joan Regan, The Goofers) and review, THE MAKING OF MOO (George Devine, Joan Plowright, John Osborne, John Moffatt, John Wood, Robert Stephens, Martin Miller) and review, FREE AS AIR (Len Rossiter, Michael Aldridge, Dorothy Reynolds, Patricia Bredin), TITUS ANDRONICUS (Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Anthony Quayle, Alan Webb, Maxine Audley; dir:Peter Brook - 8 photos) and review; Personality of the Month: Vivien Leigh (with photo); Article and five informal photos from the European tour of TITUS ANDRONICUS (Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh); Article on the St.James's Theatre (soon to be demolished); Further reviews; Reports from New York (Bert Lahr and Angela Lansbury in HOTEL PARADISO), Paris, Stockholm etc.; text of THE HOUSE BY THE LAKE Act III by Hugh Mills (with 4 production photos) [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] (£6) SOLD

P&P/Sep 1957: cover-Sir John Gielgud with Brian Bedford in THE TEMPEST; Scenes from SIX MONTHS GRACE/Phoenix (Avril Leslie, Yvonne Arnaud, Stuart Saunders, Georgina Cookson, Molly Urquhart, Michael Shepley, Anthony Tancred, Richard Caldicot - 5 photos), ODD MAN IN/St. Martins (Muriel Pavlow, Donald Sinden, Derek Farr - 4 photos and review), YERMA/Arts (Edgar Wreford, Madalena Nicol - photo and review), SILVER WEDDING/Cambridge Theatre (Marie Lohr, Frank Lawton, Evelyn Laye, Brian Smith, Miranda Connell, Catherine Boyle - 5 photos), MEET ME BY MOONLIGHT/Aldwych (Jeremy Brett, Sonia Graham, Michael Denison, Sophie Stewart, Stephanie Voss, Helen Jessop, Mavis Sage - 5 photos and review), OH! MY PAPA/Garrick (Sonia Rees, Gwen Nelson, Pat Gilbert, Angela Anderson, Laurie Payne, Rachel Roberts, Robert Lang, Peter O'Toole, David Bird - 4 photos and review), A DEAD SECRET/Piccadilly (Paul Scofield, Megs Jenkins, Madge Brindley, Dinsdale Landen, Arthur Lowe, Harold Scott, Gretchen Franklin, Jane Henderson - 6 photos); Reviews: THE TEMPEST/Stratford, HOW CAN WE SAVE FATHER/Royal Court, ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL/Hovenden Theatre Club; Photos of Cal Huggins in TROPICAL HEATWAVE, Laurence Harvey and Margaret Leighton signing the register at their wedding, and John Neville; Personality of the Month: Robert Harris (article and photo), Why don't they listen? - article about A DEAD SECRET/Piccadilly by Frank Granville Barker (w.photo of Rodney Ackland), An English Genius in Russia - article about Michael Maddox by Eugene Ilyin (w.3 illustrations), John Neville's Scrapbook (5 photos: as Autolycus in THE WINTER'S TALE/Old Vic, as Romeo in ROMEO AND JULIET/Old Vic w.Claire Bloom, as Pistol in HENRY IV Pt.II/Old Vic, as Hotspur in HENRY IV Pt.I/Old Vic w.Ann Todd, as Macduff in MACBETH/Old Vic w.Paul Daneman), Something nasty in the coach house - prosecution of the producer of THE ROSE TATTOO (w.photo of Alan Simpson and Carolyn Swift); Tomorrow's Lead: Brian Smith (short article and photo); Plays and Players in New York (3 photos: Morris Carnovsky and Katharine Hepburn in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE/Stratford Ontario, Katharine Hepburn and Alfred Drake in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING/Stratford Ontario, Alfred Drake and Earle Hyman in OTHELLO/Stratford Ontario), Plays and Players Abroad, Plays and Players at Home; ; New Books, New Scripts; text of Act I and Act II pt.1 of A DEAD SECRET by Rodney Ackland; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

P&P/Oct 1957: cover-Robert Helpmann in NEKRASSOV; Scenes from THE HIDDEN KING/Assembly Hall, Edinburgh (Robert Eddison, Pauline Jameson, Leo Ciceri, Ernest Thesiger, Robert Speaight, Clare Austin, Edward Palmer, Rosalind Atkinson, Jonathan Griffin - 5 photos and review), NEKRASSOV/Royal Court (Harry H Corbett, Felix Felton, Robert Helpmann, Jane Downs - 3 photos and review), MACBETH/Theatre Royal, Stratford (Glynn Edwards - photo and review), ROAR LIKE A DOVE/Phoenix (John McCallum, Anne Kimbell, Anthony Ireland, Waveney Lee, Evelyn Varden, Paul McGrath - 4 photos), THE ENTERTAINER/Palace (George Relph - photo and review), A LONESOME ROAD/Arts (Anna Barry, John Sherlock, Michael Atkinson - photo and review), THE TEMPEST/Stratford (John Gielgud, Brian Bedford, Mark Dignam, Cyril Luckham, Robin Lloyd, Doreen Aris, Richard Johnson, Robert Harris, Toby Robertson, Alec Clunes, Patrick Wymark, Clive Revill - 8 photos), A DEAD SECRET/Piccadilly (Laidman Brown, Paul Scofield, Megs Jenkins, Yvonne Bedford, Harold Scott, Maureen Delaney - 4 photos); Reviews: SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE CROWN/Garrick, SHARE MY LETTUCE/Lyric Hammersmith, HONEY IN THE STONE/Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hall, CHINESE CLASSICAL THEATRE/Drury Lane, FOR AMUSEMENT ONLY/Apollo; Photos: Shani Wallis and Toto, and Celia Johnson; Personality of the Month: Joyce Grenfell (brief article and photo); Knight at the Music-Hall - Laurence Olivier and the music hall (w.3 photos of Olivier as Archie Rice); Four Years in a Trap - celebrating 4 years of THE MOUSETRAP (w.3 photos: Maisie Wilmer-Brown, the Wardrobe Mistress, Richard Attenborough and Sheila Sim, Derek Blomfield and Arthur Brough); Flowers of Edinburgh - Edinburgh Festival review by J C Trewin; Tomorrow's Lead: Derek Holmes (w.brief article and photo); Plays and Players in New York (2 photos: Roy Poole and Colleen Dewhurst in MACBETH, Cathy "Chado" Machado and Bobby Specht in CARMEN ON ICE), Plays and Players Abroad (w.photo of Ulla Lock), Plays and Players at Home (w.photo of Brian Oulton, Bernard Brown and Norah Gorsen in MATHILDA/Leatherhead; New Books, New Scripts; Act II pt.2 and Act III pt.1 of A DEAD SECRET by Rodney Ackland; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

P&P/Nov 1957: cover-John Neville and Judi Dench in HAMLET; Scenes from JOYCE GRENFELL/Lyric Hammersmith (Joyce Grenfell - photo and review), SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE CROWN/Garrick (Mollie Sugden, John Bonney, Thora Hird, Bernard Fox - 4 photos), ARLECCHINO/Lyric Hammersmith (Fanny Carby, Barry Letts - photo and review), ALL KINDS OF MEN/Arts (Wilfrid Lawson, Ann Firbank, Patric Doonan, Miriam Karlin - 4 photos and review), SHARE MY LETTUCE/Comedy (Kenneth Williams, Maggie Smith, Philip Gilbert, Johnny Greenland, Roderick Cook, Kenneth Mason, Barbara Evans - 8 photos), A DEAD SECRET/Piccadilly (Harold Scott, Paul Scofield, Laidman Browne, Megs Jenkins - 4 photos); Reviews: HAMLET/Old Vic, ROAR LIKE A DOVE/Phoenix, YOU WON'T ALWAYS BE ON TOP/Theatre Royal, Stratford, THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR/Arts, LE COMPAGNIE DE MIME MARCEL MARCEAU/Cambridge Theatre; Photos: Wilfrid Hyde-White, Fred Russell with Coster Joe, John Clements; Personality of the Month: Janet Blair; The Art of the Dramatist by John Whiting (w.photo); On the Russian Stage (article by Victor Glasstone, and 3 photos: HAMLET Play Scene, HAMLET Laertes scene, FOMA GORDEEV Banquet Scene); Bring On The Dancing Girls! - The Ziegfeld Follies (3 photos: Marilyn Miller with Jack Donahue, George Gershwin, Sigmund Romberg and Florenz Ziegfeld, Eddie Cantor with Mary Eaton, and The Dolly Sisters); A Dream Comes True - re-opening of the Liverpool Shakespeare Theatre (w.photo of Osmund Willson); Hamlet Goes On Record - feature on the recording of the Gielgud/Old Vic HAMLET (3 photos: John Gielgud, Coral Browne, Paul Rogers); Tomorrow's Lead: Peter Barkworth (w.photo); New Books; Plays and Players at Home (w.photo of John Justin), Plays and Players Abroad; Act III pt.2 of A DEAD SECRET by Rodney Ackland; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] £5

P&P/Dec 1957: cover-Nigel Patrick with Miriam Karlin in THE EGG; Scenes from THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW/Dominion (Judy Garland - 5 photos and review), THE EGG/Saville (Nigel Patrick, Miriam Karlin, Elaine Montgomerie, Nigel Green - 4 photos and review), MAN OF DISTINCTION/Princes (Anton Walbrook, Moira Shearer, Eric Porter, Yvonne Coulette, John Warner, Peter Bull - 4 photos and review), THE QUEEN AND THE WELSHMAN/Lyric Hammersmith (Edward Woodward, Edward Burnham, Hilary Liddell - photo and review), HAMLET/Old Vic (John Neville, Daniel Thorndike, Derek Francis, John Humphry, Judi Dench, Jack Gwillim, Coral Browne, David Dodimead - 8 photos), ODD MAN IN/St.Martin's (Muriel Pavlow, Derek Farr, Donald Sinden - 5 photos); Reviews: HENRY VI Pt.1, 2 and 3/Old Vic, MARCEL MARCEAU/Cambridge Theatre, PHEDRE/Mahatma Gandhi Hall, THE KIDDERS/Arts, COMMENT S'EN DEBARRASSER/Institut Francaise, AND THE WIND BLEW/Theatre Royal, Stratford; Photos: Barbara Chilcott and Andrew Keir in THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR/Arts, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, Ian Carmichael; Picture of the Month: John Gielgud as Prospero (w.photo), Personality of the Month: Norman Wisdom (w.photo), Shakespeare at The Lane by W Macqueen-Pope (w.photo of Ivor Novello as Henry V), Let's Have More Spectacle - J C Trewin on Christmas productions (w.photo of Alicia Markova in WHERE THE RAINBOW ENDS/Festival Hall, 1954), Two Centuries of Russian Shakespeare by Eugene Ilyin (w.2 illustrations), Tomorrow's Lead: John Rye (brief article and photo); Plays and Players in New York (3 photos: WEST SIDE STORY, Alvin Epstein, Claude Dauphin and Tammy Grimes in CLERAMBARD, and Anne Baxter and William Smithers in THE SQUARE ROOT OF WONDERFUL), Plays and Players Abroad (w.photo of Gunnel Sporr and Walter Turden in SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL/Stockholm), Plays and Players at Home; text of Act I and Act II Sc.1 of ODD MAN IN by Claude Magnier, adapted by Robin Maugham; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; VG] £4

1958

P&P/Jan 1958: cover-Janet Blair in BELLS ARE RINGING; Scenes from MEASURE FOR MEASURE/Old Vic (Margaret Courtenay, Paul Daneman, Juliet Cooke, Adrienne Hill, Richard Gale, Barbara Jefford, Judi Dench, John Neville - 4 photos and review), PADDLE YOUR OWN CANOE/Criterion (Moira Lister, Nigel Stock, Roy Purcell, Newton Blick, Violet Farebrother - 4 photos and review), THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE/Cambridge Theatre (Maureen Swanson, Daniel Massey, Robert Beatty, R Vaughan Scott, Gwynne Whitby, Leo Maguire, John Wentworth, Heather Thatcher, Marjory Hawtrey - 4 photos and review), BELLS ARE RINGING/London Coliseum (George Gaynes, Janet Blair, Eddie Molloy, Franklin Fox, Lewis Henry - 6 photos and review), FLOWERING CHERRY/Haymarket (Celia Johnson, Ralph Richardson, Andrew Ray, Dudy Nimmo, Brewster Mason, Susan Burnet - 8 photos and review), ODD MAN IN/St.Martin's (Donald Sinden, Muriel Pavlow, Derek Farr - 4 photos); Reviews: SCHOOL/Birmingham Rep, ROYAL SUITE/Princes, REQUIEM FOR A NUN/Royal Court, THE ENTERTAINER/Palace, THE TEMPEST/Stratford at Drury Lane, THE SHEPHERD'S CHAMELEON/Oxford Playhouse, DUBLIN PIKE FOLLIES/Lyric Hammersmith, CRIME ON GOAT ISLAND/Oxford Playhouse, THE TUNNEL OF LOVE/Her Majesty's; Photos: Noel Coward and Robert Helpmann, Jack Hulbert, Diana Wynyard, and Cyril Raymond with Edith Sharpe and Hugh Williams in THE HAPPY MAN; Personality of the Month: Eleanor Fazan (brief article and photo); Credits and Discredits for 1957, The Best Plays and Players of 1957 by J C Trewin (4 photos: Laurence Olivier as Archie Rice, Kenneth Warren, Ray Lawler, June Jago, Madge Ryan and Ethel Gabriel in SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL, Moira Shearer in MAN OF DISTINCTION, Michael Flanders and Donald Swann in AT THE DROP OF A HAT), Famous Comics in Musical Comedy - by Harry Stone (w.photo of Teddy Payne, Gertie Millar and George Grossmith in THE GIRLS OF GOTTENBERG/Gaiety, 1907); Tomorrow's Lead: Daniel Massey (brief article and photo); New Records, New Books, New Scripts; Plays and Players in New York (2 photos: Noel Coward in NUDE WITH VIOLIN, Richard Burton with Sig Arno, Susan Strasberg, Fred Starbuck and George Landolf in TIME REMEMBERED); Plays and Players at Home, Plays and Players Abroad; Playground - a guide to productions at the Drama Schools; text of Act II Sc.2 and Act III of ODD MAN IN by Claude Magnier, adapted by Robin Maugham; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; spine rubbed, slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

P&P/Feb 1958: cover-Kay Hammond and Constance Cummings in THE RAPE OF THE BELT; Scenes from A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM/Old Vic (Coral Browne, Daniel Thorndike, Derek Francis, James Culliford, Paul Daneman, Frankie Howerd, Joyce Redman, John Humphry, Rosemary Webster, Richard Gale - 4 photos and review), DINNER WITH THE FAMILY/New (John Justin, Jill Bennett, Alan MacNaughtan, Lally Bowers, Ian Hendry, Delena Kidd - 6 photos and review), TUNNEL OF LOVE/Her Majesty's (Ian Carmichael, Dilys Laye, William Franklyn, Barbara Murray, Charlotte Mitchell - 6 photos), THE RAPE OF THE BELT/Piccadilly (Kay Hammond, Judith Furse, Richard Attenborough, John Clements, Constance Cummings, Susan Richards - 7 photos and review), A STRANGER IN THE TEA/Arts (Pamela Strong, Robert Eddison - photo and review), LYSISTRATA/Royal Court (Patricia Marmont, Joan Greenwood, Natasha Parry, Patricia Burke - photo and review); Reviews: THE HAPPY MAN/Westminster, BE MY GUEST/Winter Garden, ROBINSON CRUSOE/London Palladium, MAN, BEAST AND VIRTUE/Theatre Royal, Stratford; Photos: Sam Wanamaker in WINTER JOURNEY, Renee Houston, Kim Stanley and Paul Massie in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF/Comedy, and Rachel Roberts; Personality of the Month: Irene Worth (article and photo); House-Boat Actress - feature on Dorothy Tutin (w.5 photos); Too Much Ballyhoo - present-day publicity by W Macqueen-Pope (w.illustration); Tomorrow's Lead: Vivian Matalon (brief article and photo); But Once a Year - Christmas shows reviewed (w.photo of Margaret Lockwood and Julia Lockwood in PETER PAN/Scala); Students and the Theatre - report on the National Union of Students Drama Festival; Stars for Stratford - casting details for the 1958 Shakespeare Season (3 photos: Michael Redgrave, Googie Withers, Richard Johnson); New Books; Plays and Players in New York (3 photos: Peter Ustinov and Kenneth Haigh as Dr Johnson and Boswell/TV, Hugh Griffith, Anthony Perkins and Jo Van Fleet in LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL, Thelma Ritter and Gwen Verdon in NEW GIRL IN TOWN, Plays and Players at Home, Plays and Players Abroad ; text of Act I and Act II Sc.1 of DINNER WITH THE FAMILY by Jean Anouilh, translated by Edward Owen Marsh; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

P&P/Mch 1958: cover-Irene Worth and John Gielgud in THE POTTING SHED; Scenes from CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF/Comedy (Bee Duffell, Paul Massie, Lorna Henderson, Leo McKern, Daphne Anderson, Roger Winton, Alan Tilvern, Kim Stanley - 4 photos and review), THE ICEMAN COMETH/Arts (Margaret Whiting, Ian Bannen, Jack MacGowran, Michael Bryant, Michael Balfour, Lee Montague, Patrick Magee - 4 photos and review), A TOUCH OF THE SUN/Phoenix (Michael Redgrave, Dinsdale Landen, Diana Wynyard, David Langton, Vanessa Redgrave, Louise Allbritton, Anthony Oliver, Ronald Squire - 4 photos and review), LYSISTRATA/Duke of York's (Natasha Parry, Gary Raymond - photo), BRIGHT SUN AT MIDNIGHT/Crest Theatre, Toronto (John Drainie, John Holden, James Doohan, Edwin Stephenson, Maude Whitmore - 4 photos and review), THE POTTING SHED/Globe (Sarah Long, John Gielgud, Lockwood West, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, William Peacock, Peter Illing, Redmond Phillips, Irene Worth - 7 photos and review), DINNER WITH THE FAMILY/New (Ian Hendry, Jill Bennett, Alan MacNaughtan, Lally Bowers, Gwen Nelson, Richard Dare, Delena Kidd - 3 photos); Reviews: DARLING/Playhouse, Oxford, LADY AT THE WHEEL/Lyric Hammersmith, RUMANIAN NATIONAL DANCE AND MUSIC COMPANY/Prince's, SAFE AS HOUSES/Grand Theatre, Croydon, ROSELAND/St.Martin's, KEEP YOUR HAIR ON/Apollo; Photos: Yvonne Mitchell and Robert Stephens in EPITAPH FOR GEORGE DILLON/Royal Court, Bobby Howes and Sally Ann Howes, James Kenney; Personalities of the Month: Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne (brief article and photo); Adapted from the Play - turning plays into musicals (w.photo of THE CHOCOLATE SOLDIER); A Conversation with Stanislavsky - imaginary interview about current theatre by Charles Marowitz (w.photo of Stanislavsky); Tomorrow's Lead: John Humphry (brief article and photo); New Scripts, New Books; Plays and Players in New York (2 photos: Eli Wallach and Joan Plowright in THE CHAIRS, and Robert Lansing and Anne Meacham in SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER, Plays and Players Abroad (w.photo of Malene Schwartz), Plays and Players at Home; text of Act II Sc.2 and Act III of DINNER WITH THE FAMILY by Jean Anouilh, translated by Edward Owen Marsh; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

P&P/Apr 1958: cover-Norman Wisdom in CHARLEY'S AUNT; Scenes from KING LEAR/Old Vic (Paul Rogers, Paul Daneman, David Dodimead, Barrie Ingham, Barbara Jefford, John Humphry, Coral Browne, Roy Patrick, Rosemary Webster - 4 photos and review), HUNTER'S MOON/Winter Garden (David Gardner, Lesley Nunnerley, Tristan Rawson, Elizabeth London, Jacqueline Forster, Sebastian Shaw - 4 photos and review), THE SPORT OF MY MAD MOTHER/Royal Court (Jerry Stovin, Wendy Craig - photo and review), WHERE'S CHARLEY?/Palace (Pamela Gale, Terence Cooper, Norman Wisdom, Pip Hinton, Jerry Desmonde, John Moore, Felix Felton, Marion Grimaldi - 7 photos and review), CELESTINA/Theatre Royal, Stratford (James Booth, Eileen Draycott, Robin Chapman - photo and review), BUS STOP/Leatherhead Rep (Reginald Gillam, Vera Day, Brian Rawlinson - photo and review), LITTLE EYOLF/Lyric Hammersmith (Robert Eddison, Heather Chasen - photo and review), THE RAPE OF THE BELT/Piccadilly (Constance Cummings, Kay Hammond, John Clements, Richard Attenborough - 4 photos); Reviews: EPITAPH FOR GEORGE DILLON/Royal Court, PARIS NOT SO GAY/Oxford Playhouse, PHEDRE/Mahatma Gandhi Hall, SCHOOL/Princes, TOUCH IT LIGHT/Strand; Photos: Melvin Stewart, Marpessa Dawn and Laurence Harvey rehearse SIMPLY HEAVENLY, and portrait of Margaret Leighton; Picture of the Month: Dorothy Tutin (large photo); Personality of the Month: Emlyn Williams (brief article and photo); Poet and Propagandist - feature on Jean Giraudoux (photo of Peter Wyngarde, Valerie Hanson in THE ENCHANTED/Arts, 1954); Stratford's new Romeo - feature on Richard Johnson (5 photos, with Sheila Sweet, Sophie Devine); Spotlight on Broadway (8 photos: P J Kelly and Lester Rawlins in END GAME/Cherry Lane Theatre, Jack Warden, Steve Forrest and Mindy Carson in THE BODY BEAUTIFUL/Broadway Theatre, Hortense Alden and Donna Cameron in SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER/New York Playhouse, Eulalie Noble and James Patterson in THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV/Gate Theatre, Dorothy McGuire and Leon Ames in WINESBURG OHIO/National Theatre, Mike Kellin and Sondra Lee in WINKELBERG/Renata Theatre, John Kerr and June Havoc in THE INFERNAL MACHINE/Phoenix Theatre, Earle Hyman in EVERYMAN TODAY/Union Theological Seminary); Roosevelt Saga - review of SUNSET AT CAMPOBELLO and other Broadway plays (w.photo of Ralph Bellamy); Tomorrow's Lead: Terence Cooper (brief article and photo); New Books, New Scripts; Playground - guide to productions at the Drama Schools; Plays and Players at Home, Plays and Players Abroad; text of Prologue and Act I of THE RAPE OF THE BELT by Benn Levy; ; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

P&P/May 1958: cover-Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews in MY FAIR LADY; Scenes from BREATH OF SPRING/Cambridge Theatre (Michael Shepley, Mary Merrall, Athene Seyler, Hazel Hughes, Elspeth Duxbury, Joan Sims - 4 photos and review), BETH/Apollo (Nan Munro, Ann Beach - photo and review), SIMPLE SPYMEN/Whitehall (Leo Franklyn, Brian Rix, Larry Noble, Andrew Sachs, Peter Allenby, Peter Mercier, Toby Perkins, Charles Cameron - 4 photos and review), A RESOUNDING TINKLE and THE HOLE/Royal Court (Robert Stephens, Philip Locke - photo and review), ANY OTHER BUSINESS/Westminster (Raymond Huntley, Ralph Michael - photo and review), TWELFTH NIGHT/Old Vic (Barbara Jefford, Richard Wordsworth, Judi Dench (as Maria), Derek Godfrey, Paul Daneman, John Neville, Jill Dixon, John Humphry, James Culliford, Oliver Neville, Thomas Johnston, John Rye, Neville Jason - 8 photos and review), THE RAPE OF THE BELT/Piccadilly (Nicholas Hannen, Veronica Turleigh, Richard Attenborough, Kay Hammond, Constance Cummings - 5 photos); Reviews: ROMEO AND JULIET/Stratford, THE CATALYST/Arts, GENTLEMEN'S PASTIME/Players, BREATH OF SPRING/Cambridge Theatre, ALL MY OWN WORK/Theatre Royal, Bristol, THE DOCK BRIEF and WHAT SHALL WE TELL CAROLINE?/Lyric Hammersmith, THE KILL/Grand Theatre, Croydon; Photos: Sally Ann Howes and Rex Harrison in MY FAIR LADY/New York, Agatha Christie with Richard Attenborough, Sheila Sim and Peter Saunders celebrate 2239 performances of THE MOUSETRAP, and George Koltsov in THE TROUBLED PAST/Moscow Art Theatre; Personality of the Month: Michael Gwynn (w.photo); Bernard Shaw's Ugly Duckling - article on MY FAIR LADY, Beaton and the Lady - 5 costumes designs by Cecil Beaton, Coventry Sets The Stage - opening of the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry (photo: Bryan Johnson, Marie Lohr, Brian Reece and Pamela Jordan in HALF IN EARNEST), Sixty Glorious Years - story of the Moscow Art Theatre (2 photos: Constantin Stanislavsky, and UNCLE VANYA/Moscow, 1947); Tomorrow's Lead: Ian Hendry (brief article and photo); Plays and Players Abroad, Plays and Players at Home; text of Acts II and III of THE RAPE OF THE BELT by Benn Levy; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; cover rumpled and partially detached, else VG] £2

P&P/Jun 1958: cover-Vivien Leigh and Clare Bloom in DUEL OF ANGELS; Scenes from ROMEO AND JULIET/Stratford (Richard Johnson, Dorothy Tutin, Angela Baddeley, Paul Hardwick, Ian Holm, Rachel Kempson - 5 photos), THE MOSCOW ART THEATRE/Sadler's Wells (Larissa Kachanova, Alla Tarasova, Georgy Koltsov, Pavel Massalsky, Kira Ivanona, Margarita Yurieva, Rayissa Maximova, Margarita Anastasieva, Leonid Gubanov, Vassily Kornukov, Vassily Orlov - 4 photos and review), EXPRESSO BONGO/Saville (Meier Tzelniker, Paul Scofield, Millicent Martin - photo and review), DUEL OF ANGELS/Apollo (Peter Wyngarde, Fiona Duncan, Vivien Leigh, Claire Bloom, Freda Jackson, Basil Hoskins - 4 photos and review), THE BRASS BUTTERFLY/Strand (Alistair Sim, Jeremy Spenser, George Cole - photo and review), TWELFTH NIGHT/Stratford (Mark Dignam, Peter Palmer, Patrick Wymark, Miranda Connell, Dorothy Tutin, Geraldine McEwan - 4 photos and review), QUAINT HONOUR/Arts (John Charlesworth, John Richmond - photo and review), PICNIC/Belgrade Theatre, Coventry (Jacqueline Wilson, Elaine Usher, Richard Martin, Clinton Greyn - photo and review), MY FAIR LADY/Drury Lane (Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, Robert Coote, Stanley Holloway, Zena Dare, Leonard Weir, Margaret Halstan - 7 photos and review), THE HOLE/Royal Court (N F Simpson, Nigel Davenport, Philip Locke, Robert Stephens, Sheila Ballantine, Avril Elgar, Toke Townley - 5 photos); Reviews: VARIATION ON A THEME/Globe, NOT IN THE BOOK/Criterion, CYRANO DE BERGERAC/Tower Theatre, SOMETHING TO HIDE/St.Martin's, MAN OF DESTINY/Theatre Royal, Stratford, DAGGER'S POINT/Birmingham Rep; Photos: Duke of Bedford with James Kenney and Hy Hazel, and Paul Rogers; Personality of the Month: Michael Redgrave (brief article and photo); Man of Many Musicals - feature on Oscar Hammerstein (3 photos: Oscar Hammerstein, Gertrude Lawrence with Robin Craven and Yul Brynner in THE KING AND I, and Howard Keel and Betty Jane Watson in OKLAHOMA!), Is it a crime to make people laugh? by Brian Rix (3 photos: Brian Rix, Brian Rix with John Slater and Larry Noble in RELUCTANT HEROES, and Basil Lord, Geoffrey Sasse and Raymond Dyer in DRY ROT); Tomorrow's Lead: Judi Dench (brief article and photo); New Records, New Books, New Scripts; Plays and Players in New York (4 photos: Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in THE VISIT/Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, Rev.Thomas Carey with Dorothy Dill and Mark Roman, Anthony Quayle and Katharine Cornell in THE FIRSTBORN/Coronet Theatre, Eric Portman and Jan Brooks in JANE EYRE/Belasco Theatre), Plays and Players Abroad, Plays and Players at Home (w.photo of Sam Wanamaker); Playground - a guide to productions at the Drama Schools; text of THE HOLE by N F Simpson; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] £6

P&P/Jul 1958: cover-Michael Redgrave as Hamlet; Scenes from HENRY VIII/Old Vic (John Gielgud, Harry Andrews, Jill Dixon, Edith Evans, David Dodimead, Rosalind Atkinson, Daniel Thorndike, Richard Wordsworth - 5 photos and review), THE PARTY (Ann Lynn, John Welsh, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Joyce Redman, Albert Finney), AUTUMN CROCUS/Pitlochry (Sheila Keith, Peter Smallwood - photo and review), YOU NEVER CAN TELL/Pitlochry (Anne Godley, Maurice Jones, Brian Hankins, Aimee Delamain, Petronella Byrnes, Laidlaw Dalling - photo and review), THE GHOST TRAIN/Pitlochry (Sheila Keith - photo and review), THE HEIR TO ARDMALLY/Pitlochry (William Roderick, Sheila Keith - photo and review), FLESH TO A TIGER/Royal Court (Cleo Laine, Edgar Wreford - photo and review), THE BIG TICKLE/Duke of York's (Yvonne Arnaud, Jack Hulbert, Bernard Cribbins, Rex Garner, Peter Bayliss - photos and review), LARGE AS LIFE/London Palladium (Adele Leigh - photo and review), THE VELVET SHOTGUN/Duchess (Conrad Janis, Sarah Marshall - photo and review), HAMLET/Stratford (Cyril Luckham, Dorothy Tutin, Michael Redgrave, Mark Dignam, Googie Withers, Edward Woodward, Ron Haddrick - 7 photos and review), A TASTE OF HONEY (Frances Cuka, Murray Melvin, Avis Bunnage - 3 photos); Reviews: THE PARTY/New, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING/Regent's Park, A TASTE OF HONEY/Theatre Royal, Stratford, VERDICT/Strand, THE BIRTHDAY PARTY/Lyric Hammersmith, THE KEY OF THE DOOR/Lyric Hammersmith, YOU TOO CAN HAVE A BODY/Victoria Palace, THE HAMLET OF STEPNEY GREEN/Playhouse, Oxford, SIMPLY HEAVENLY/Adelphi, THE CURIOUS SAVAGE/Birmingham Rep, SPEAKING OF MURDER/St.Martin's; Photos: Laurence Olivier, Susan Strasberg, Douglas Fairbanks launching THE ENTERTAINER in New York, Elizabeth Seal, Shelagh Delaney (aged 19); Personality of the Month: Charles Laughton (brief article and photo); Picture of the Month: John Gielgud as Cardinal Wolsey (large photo); Redgrave Reflects - feature on Michael Redgrave (2 photos: Redgrave as KING LEAR/Stratford, 1953, and with Valerie Taylor in A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY), Nervous as a Kitten - feature on Jill Bennett (2 photos: as herself, and with Gladys Cooper in THE NIGHT OF THE BALL), France's Fair Lady Comes to Town - feature on IRMA LA DOUCE (w.photo of Ruth Vincent and Lawrence Rea in VERONIQUE), Magic from Moscow - feature on the Moscow Art Theatre's London Season, Theatre in the Hills - feature on Pitlochry (2 photos); Tomorrow's Lead: Albert Finney (brief article and photo); New Books, New Scripts; Plays and Players at Home, Plays and Players Abroad (2 photos: Helle Virkner, and Margaret Rutherford with Darlene Johnson and Stringer Davis in TIME REMEMBERED/Sydney; text of Act I Sc.1, 2 & 3 of A TASTE OF HONEY by Shelagh Delaney; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled else VG] £4

P&P/Aug 1958: cover-Richard Johnson as PERICLES; Scenes from THE MERRY WIDOW/London Coliseum (Thomas Round, June Bronhill, Sheila Rex - 3 photos), THE JOSHUA TREE/Duke of York's (Hugh McDermott, William Sylvester, Michael Bell, Peter Halliday, Doreen Daniels, Anne Baxter - 4 photos and review), SPEAKING OF MURDER/St.Martin's (Maxine Audley, Joyce Carey, Jan Holden, Robert Urquhart, Johanna Martin, James Ray - 4 photos), THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS/Piccolo Teatro della Citta di Milano at Sadler's Wells (Marcello Moretti - photo and review), THE CHAIRS and THE LESSON/Royal Court (Joan Plowright, Edgar Wreford - photo and review), CLASSICAL THEATRE OF CHINA/Adelphi (Madam Chang Mei-Chuan - photo and review), DOUBLE CROSS/Duchess (Terence Morgan, Dulcie Gray - photo and review), FOR ADULTS ONLY/Strand (Gladys Tudor, Margaret Rubel, Josephine Gordon, Geoffrey Webb, Hugh Paddick, Ron Moody, Miriam Karlin, Louie Ramsay, Patricia Lancaster - 8 photos and review), A TASTE OF HONEY/Theatre Royal Stratford (Frances Cuka, Avis Bunnage, Jimmy Moore, John Bay, Murray Melvin - 4 photos); Reviews: PERICLES/Stratford, PEOPLE SPOTTING/Strand, HONOUR BRIGHT/Lyric Hammersmith, THE TRIAL OF MARY DUGAN/Savoy, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW/Regent's Park, TEMPLETON/Arts, MOSCOW STATE VARIETY THEATRE/Golders Green Hippodrome, THREE-WAY SWITCH/Aldwych, AH! QUELLE FOLIE/Winter Garden, LIVING FOR PLEASURE/Garrick, GAY LANDSCAPE/Citizens' Theatre at the Royal Court; Photos: Wilfrid Hyde White and Martin Wyldeck in NOT IN THE BOOK/Criterion, Avril Angers, Peter Sellers; Personality of the Month: Keith Michell (article and photo); Method or Madness? - feature on "The Method" (4 photos: Rex Harrison with Robert Morley, Eli Wallach with Robert Stephens and Kenneth Tynan, Wendy Hiller and Kim Stanley, Kim Stanley and Orson Welles), Edinburgh Spotlight - feature on the 1958 Edinburgh Festival (3 photos: T S Eliot, Irene Worth, Peggy Ashcroft), From Basement to Garret - feature on the Hovenden Theatre Club (w.photo of Valery Hovenden), The Real "Merry Widow" - feature on THE MERRY WIDOW (w.3 photos); Plays and Players in New York (3 photos: Beatrice Arthur and Zero Mostel in ULYSSES IN NIGHTGOWN/Rooftop Theatre, Anne Bancroft and Henry Fonda in TWO FOR THE SEESAW/Booth Theatre, Salome Jens and Phil Bruns in THE BALD SOPRANO/Sullivan Street Playhouse); Tomorrow's Lead: Miranda Connell (brief article and photo); New Books, New Records; Plays and Players Abroad (w.photo of Siv Ruud), Plays and Players at Home; Playground - guide to productions at the Drama Schools; text of Act II of A TASTE OF HONEY by Shelagh Delaney; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; VG] £5

P&P/Sep 1958: cover-Keith Michell and Elizabeth Seal in IRMA LA DOUCE; Scenes from IRMA LA DOUCE/Lyric (Elizabeth Seal, Roy Desmond, Keith Michell, Gary Raymond, Ronald Barker, Frank Olegario, David Evans, Clive Revill - 5 photos and review), THE HAMLET OF STEPNEY GREEN/Lyric Hammersmith (John Fraser, Harold Lang, John Barrard, Ruth Meyers, Pat Keen, Thelma Ruby - 4 photos and review), NOON HAS NO SHADOWS/Arts (Suzanne Finlay, Jonathan White - photo and review), LIVING FOR PLEASURE/Garrick (Terry Skelton, Dora Bryan, Janie Marden, Daniel Massey, Patience Collier, George Rose - 4 photos), NIGHT OF 100 STARS/London Palladium (Vivien Leigh, John Mills and Laurence Olivier as clowns, Noel Coward, Margaret Rutherford, Miriam Karlin and Dora Bryan, Kirk Douglas, Rex Harrison - 6 photos), PERICLES/Stratford (Richard Johnson, Mark Dignam, John Salway, Mavis Edwards, Stephanie Bidmead, Anthony Nicholls, Rachel Kempson, Donald Eccles, Geraldine McEwan, Angela Baddeley, Patrick Wymark, Michael Meacham - 7 photos), FIVE FINGER EXERCISE/Comedy (Brian Bedford, Michael Bryant, Adrianne Allen, Roland Culver - 5 photos); Reviews: FIVE FINGER EXERCISE/Comedy, CHICKEN SOUP WITH BARLEY/Royal Court, DEAR AUGUSTINE/Royal Court, TRIANGLE/Playhouse, Oxford, AS YOU LIKE IT/Regent's Park, THE MERRY WIDOW/London Coliseum, THE PRIVATE PROSECUTOR/Royal Court, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS/Hovenden Theatre Club, THE HONOUR OF THE FAMILY/Playhouse, Oxford, A HATFUL OF RAIN/Prince's, THE UNEXPECTED GUEST/Duchess; Photos: Leslie Philips, Bryan Forbes and Daphne Anderson in THREE WAY SWITCH, Virginia Vernon in SALAD DAYS, John Osborne and Mary Ure, Michael Hordern, and Betsy Blair, David Knight, Cec Linder and Patricia Burke in THE TRIAL OF MARY DUGAN/Savoy; Personality of the Month: Beatrice Lillie (brief article and photo); Picture of the Month: Googie Withers as Beatrice (large photo); Schiller Without Music - feature on Friedrich Schiller (w.illustration); The Complete Entertainer - feature on Elizabeth Seal (w.5 photos); Plays and Players in New York (3 photos: Jack Bittner in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Fritz Weaver as HAMLET, June Havoc in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM); Moscow's Mammoth Festival - feature on the Moscow Theatre Festival (3 photos: THE BUFF MYSTERY, N D Mordvinov as KING LEAR, S Markushev and N Annenkov in THE ETERNAL SOURCE); Tomorrow's Lead: Ann Lynn (brief article and photo); New Records, New Books; Plays and Players Abroad (w.photo of CLOWN FOR A DAY/Stockholm), Plays and Players at Home (w.photo of Michael Griffiths, Leonard White, Clinton Greyn, Jan White and Barbara Atkinson in ROOM IN THE PARADISE/Belgrade, Coventry); It Happened This Month - Henry Irving's 1856 debut (w.photo); Playground - guide to productions at the Drama Schools; text of Act I of FIVE FINGER EXERCISE by Peter Shaffer; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

P&P/Oct 1958: cover-Beatrice Lillie in AUNTIE MAME; Scenes from MAJOR BARBARA/Royal Court (Alan Webb, Paul Daneman, Frances Rowe, Simon Carter, Joan Plowright, Alan Dobie - 4 photos and review), AUNTIE MAME/Adelphi (Florence Desmond, Beatrice Lillie, John Hall, David Bird, Rosamund Greenwood, Patrick Holt - 5 photos and review), BROUHAHA/Aldwych (Peter Sellers, Jules Munshin, Anne Leon, John Wood - 4 photos and review), ARIADNE/Arts (Michael Warre, Helen Cherry, Pauline Yates, Bernadette Milne - 4 photos and review), THE ELDER STATESMAN/Cambridge Theatre (Anna Massey, Richard Gale, Paul Rogers, William Squire, Geoffrey Kerr, Alec McCowen, Eileen Peel - 7 photos), A BOY GROWING UP/Globe (Emlyn Williams - photo and review), FIVE FINGER EXERCISE/Comedy (Brian Bedford, Juliet Mills, Roland Culver, Michael Bryant, Adrianne Allen - 4 photos); Reviews: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING/Stratford, EDWARD II/Marlowe Society at the Lyric Hammersmith, JOHN HENRY/Questors' Theatre, Ealing, TASTE OF FREEDOM/Hovendon Theatre Club, POT LUCK/Victoria Palace; Photos: Heidemarie Hatheyer as MARIA STUART/Dusseldorfer Schauspielhaus at Sadler's Wells, Philip Newman with Christopher Sandford, Nigel Stock, Violet Farebrother, Winifred Oughton and Renee Asherson in THE UNEXPECTED GUEST/Duchess, Penelope Newington with Ben Aris, Larry Drew, Norman Warwick and Kim Grant in THE BOY FRIEND, Pat Kirkwood and Hubert Gregg; Personality of the Month: Catherine Lacey (brief article and photo); Picture of the Month: Irene Worth and Catherine Lacey in MARY STUART (large photo); New York to Tennessee - feature on Herbert Machiz (w.photo), The Quiet Revolution - Theatre in Australia (w.photo of Sybil Thorndike, Patricia Kennedy and Gordon Chater in THE CHALK GARDEN/Australia), The Players' Festival - feature on the 1958 Edinburgh Festival by J C Trewin (w.photo of Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT); Tomorrow's Lead: Brian Bedford (brief article and photo); It Happened This Month - Annie Horniman born 1860 (w.photo); Plays and Players in New York (w.photo of Robert Brown in ULYSSES IN NIGHTTOWN/Rooftop Theatre); New Books; Plays and Players in Moscow (w.photo of L V Shaposhnikova and I Kartasheva in KING LEAR/Mossovet Theatre), Plays and Players at Home, Plays and Players Abroad; text of Act II of FIVE FINGER EXERCISE by Peter Shaffer; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

P&P/Nov 1958: cover-John Pike, Emlyn Williams and Peggy Ashcroft in SHADOW OF HEROES; Scenes from MARY STUART/Old Vic (Irene Worth, Ronald Lewis, Rosalind Atkinson, Catherine Lacey, Derek Francis - 4 photos and review), GARDEN DISTRICT by Tennessee Williams/Arts Theatre: Something Unspoken and Suddenly Last Summer (Beryl Measor, Beatrix Lehmann, Margo Jones, Gwen Nelson, Patricia Neal, Philip Bond, David Cameron - 4 photos and review), LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT/Globe (Anthony Quayle, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Alan Bates, Ian Bannen - 4 photos and review), JEZEBEL/Oxford Playhouse (Hermione Baddeley, Dirk Bogarde, Wendy Hutchinson, Doreen Aris - 4 photos and review), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING/Stratford (Googie Withers, Michael Redgrave, Richard Johnson, Peter Palmer, Julian Glover, Rachel Kempson, Geraldine McEwan, Cyril Luckham, Anthony Nicholls, Edward Woodward, Donald Eccles - 7 photos), BE GOOD SWEET MAID (3 photos); Personality of the Month: Donald Wolfit (w.commentary and photo); Picture of the Month: John Phillips and Michael Hordern in JULIUS CAESAR/Old Vic; Tomorrow's Lead: Frances Cuka (w.photo); features on Peter Wood (w.photo), and C E Webber (w.photo); articles on The Method Revisited by Saul Colin (with photo of Saul Colin and Lee Strasberg), and Method Maze by Douglas Powell; reviews, comentary; text of Act I and part of Act II of BE GOOD SWEET MAID by C E Webber etc. etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] (£4) SOLD

P&P/Dec 1958: cover-Ken Leroy and Chita Rivera in WEST SIDE STORY; Scenes from KRAPP'S LAST TAPE and END GAME/Royal Court (Patrick Magee, George Devine, Jack MacGowran, Frances Cuka, Richard Goolden - 4 photos and review), MR VENUS/Prince of Wales (Frankie Howerd - photo and review), NO CONCERN OF MINE/Westminster (John Fraser, Alan Dobie, Jeremy Burnham, Judith Stott, Wendy Williams, John Charlesworth - 4 photos and review), CHILD'S PLAY/Player's (Priscilla Morgan, Helen Cotterill, Rose Hill - photo and review), CHRYSANTHEMUM/Prince of Wales (Hubert Gregg, Pat Kirkwood, Raymond Newell, Richard Curnock, Vivien Grant, Greta Hamby, Josephine Blake, Judy Carne - 4 photos), FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS/Victoria Palace (Glenn Melvyn, Valentine Dyall - photo and review), GARDEN OF LONELINESS/Arts (Michael Atkinson, David Aylmer, Vivienne Bennett, Anne Ridler, Jane Griffiths - 4 photos and review), THE WILL TO KILL/Queen's (Brian Badcoe, Keith Marsh, Hazel Penwarden - photo and review), GHOSTS/Old Vic (Flora Robson, Anne Iddon, Daniel Thorndike, Michael Hordern, Ronald Lewis - 8 photos), BE GOOD SWEET MAID/Birmingham Rep (Albert Finney, Geoffrey Taylor, Nancie Jackson, Sonia Fraser - 3 photos); Reviews: THE STEPMOTHER/St.Martin's, THE METHOD/Hovenden Theatre Club, POLISH MIME COMPANY/Princes, LIVE LIKE PIGS/Royal Court, THE HOSTAGE/Theatre Royal, Stratford, FEAR CAME TO SUPPER/Birmingham Rep, THE BISHOP'S BONFIRE/Highbury Little Theatre, Sutton Coldfield; Photos: John Gielgud in NUDE WITH VIOLIN, Samuel Beckett, Laurence Olivier in THE ENTERTAINER/Palace, Sarah Churchill and Julia Lockwood, Peter Finch; Personality of the Month: Flora Robson (brief article and photo), Boos and Bouquets for Christmas by Caryl Brahms (w.photo), The Cinderella of the Musicals - article on musical versions of CINDERELLA (2 photos: Zena Dare and Seymour Hicks in DOWN TO EARTH, and Bobby Howes and Binnie Hale in MR CINDERS), Shakespeare: Stage v. Screen - Screen Shakespeare of recent years (6 photos: Orson Welles as Othello, Laurence Harvey as Romeo, John Gielgud and Michael Ansara in JULIUS CAESAR, HENRY V, Laurence Olivier as RICHARD III, and Laurence Olivier and Jean Simmons in HAMLET); Tomorrow's Lead: Michael Atkinson (brief article and photo); It Happened This Month - Joe Grimaldi born, 1778 (w.illustration); Plays and Players in New York (3 photos: Claudette Colbert and Charles Boyer in THE MARRIAGE-GO-ROUND/Plymouth Theatre, Alvin Epstein and Viveca Lindfors in THE GOLDEN SIX/York Playhouse, Florence Reed and Fritz Weaver in THE FAMILY REUNION); New Records, New Scripts, New Books; Plays and Players at Home, Plays and Players Abroad; Playground - guide to productions at the Drama Schools; text of Act II pt.2 and Act III of BE GOOD SWEET MAID by C E Webber; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1959

P&P/Jan 1959: cover-Gladys Cooper and Kay Kendall in THE BRIGHT ONE; Scenes from GHOSTS/Old Vic (Ronald Lewis - photo and review), HOT SUMMER NIGHT/New (Andree Melly, Lloyd Reckord, John Slater, Joan Miller, Joyce Howard - 4 photos and review), THE DEVIL PETER/Arts (John Sharplin, Edwin Richfield - photo and review), THE GRASS IS GREENER/St.Martin's (Joan Greenwood, Hugh Williams, Celia Johnson, Moray Watson, Edward Underdown - 4 photos and review), HOOK, LINE AND SINKER/Piccadilly (Joan Plowright, Robert Morley, Bernard Cribbins - 4 photos and review), WEST SIDE STORY/Her Majesty's (Hal Galili, Marlys Watters, Chita Rivera, Don McKay, David Bauer, Tony Mordente, Ken Leroy, George Chakiris - 8 photos), FLOWERING CHERRY/Haymarket (Celia Johnson, Andrew Ray, Brewster Mason, Ralph Richardson, Susan Burnet, Dudy Nimmo - 5 photos), TOO MANY GHOSTS/Oxford Playhouse (Hugh Burden, Terence Soall - photo and review); Reviews: CRYSANTHEMUM/Prince of Wales, MANDRAGOLA/Tempo Theatre Club, NATURAL CAUSES/Hovenden Theatre Club, BLOOMSDAY/Oxford Playhouse; Photos: Brian Reece, Jan Holden and Barbara Hicks in TUNNEL OF LOVE/Apollo, Vinnette Carroll, Lionel Ngakane and Soraya Rafat in MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL/Royal Court, Arthur Penn with Peter Finch and Gerry Judd, Shelagh Delaney, Miles Malleson; Personality of the Month: Jerome Robbins (brief article and photo); Picture of the Month: Soraya Rafat and Earle Hyman in MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL/Royal Court (large photo);The Best Plays and Players of 1958 by J C Trewin (4 photos: Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, Irene Worth and Catherine Lacey in MARY STUART, Elizabeth Seal, Googie Withers and Michael Redgrave in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING/Stratford); Design for Realism - profile of Paul Mayo (4 photos: THE CHERRY ORCHARD/Ireland, 1937, WESTWARD JOURNEY/Liverpool Rep, THE REMARKABLE MR PENNYPACKER/New, 1955, THE IMMORALIST/Arts, 1954); Orchestrating the modern musical by Harry Stone (w.photo of Robert Russell Bennett); Producer on a Hot Ticket by Morton DaCosta (w.photo of DaCosta with Rosalind Russell); Playground - guide to productions at the Drama Schools; Tomorrow's Lead: John Charlesworth (brief article and photo); It Happened This Month - first night of TONIGHT AT 8.30 (w.photo of Noel Coward); New Books, New Scripts; Plays and Players at Home, Plays and Players Abroad (w.photo of Mary Preston, John Auld, Ron Pinnell and Frank Wilson in LOLA MONTEZ/Melbourne); text of Act I and Act II pt.1 of FLOWERING CHERRY by Robert Bolt; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

P&P/Feb 1959: cover-Lewis Casson and Sybil Thorndike in EIGHTY IN THE SHADE; Scenes from WEST SIDE STORY/Her Majesty's (Don McKay, Marlys Watters - photo and review), EIGHTY IN THE SHADE/Globe (Sybil Thorndike, Stanley Lloyd, Michael Kent, Valerie Taylor, Robert Flemyng, Lewis Casson - 4 photos and review), WHO'S YOUR FATHER?/Cambridge Theatre (Maureen Swanson, Donald Sinden, Maurice Denham, Newton Blick, May Hallatt, Joan Haythorne, Peter Myers - 4 photos and review), MACBETH/Old Vic (Michael Hordern, Beatrix Lehmann, Daniel Thorndike, Derek Francis, Jeremy Kemp, Barrie Ingham, Gordon Gardner, John Phillips, Dennis Chinnery, Jack May - 7 photos and review), THE BRIGHT ONE/Winter Garden (Kay Kendall, Michael Gwynn, Hugh McDermott, Edgar Wreford, Gladys Cooper, A J Brown - 4 photos and review), THE SILVER KING/Players Theatre (Fred Stone, Prunella Scales, Madeleine Dring - photo and review), THE WARDEN OF THE TOMB and THESE CORNFIELDS/New York (Tom Kiernan, John Madden, Engin Cezzar, Stanley Hura - photo and review), FLOWERING CHERRY/Haymarket (Dudy Nimmo, Ralph Richardson, Celia Johnson, Brewster Mason - 5 photos); Reviews; MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL/Royal Court, TWO FOR THE SEESAW/Haymarket, A CHRISTMAS CAROL/Theatre Royal, Stratford, THE LONG THE SHORT AND THE TALL/Royal Court; Photos: Patrick Barr and Anne Kimbell in ROAR LIKE A DOVE/Phoenix, Laurence Olivier as Archie Rice, Sam Wanamaker, Fay Compton, Robertson Hare; Picture of the Month: Peter Finch and Gerry Jedd in TWO FOR THE SEESAW (large photo); Personality of the Month: Clemence Dane (article and photo); Sweden's Mad Genius - feature on August Strindberg (w.photo); A Golden Partnership - feature on Dame Sybil Thorndike and Sir Lewis Casson (w.3 photos); Christmas Shows (4 photos: Carol Wolveridge and Richard Palmer in RADIO RESCUE/Arts, Thelma Ruby, Charlie Drake, Patricia Lambert, Edmund Hockridge in THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, Sarah Churchill as PETER PAN/Scala, Helen Cotterill and Priscilla Morgan in KING CHARMING/Players Theatre at Lyric Hammersmith); Unvarnished Tinsel - Christmas Shows reviewed (w.photo of Tommy Steele); Singapore to Sloane Square - feature on Willis Hall (w.photo); Tomorrow's Lead: Johanna Martin (brief article and photo); It Happened This Month - first performance of THE MAID OF THE MOUNTAINS 1917 (w.photo of Jose Collins); New Books, New Scripts; Plays and Players in New York (2 photo: Jason Robarts Jr. and Rosemary Harris in THE DISENCHANTED, Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn in THE MAN IN THE DOG SUIT), Plays and Players at Home (photo of Barbara Atkinson, Patsy Byrne, Richard Martin and Rhoda Lewis in OUT OF THE FRYING PAN/Belgrade Theatre, Coventry), Plays and Players Abroad (photo of Charles Laurence, Edmund Bailey, Christopher Hancock, Ruth Meyers, Gilbert Vernon, Julian Somers and Stephen Hancock in THE SINGING DOLPHIN/Oxford Playhouse); text of Act II pt.2 and Act III FLOWERING CHERRY by Robert Bolt; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

P&P/Mch 1959: cover-Lea Padovani in THE ROSE TATTOO; Scenes from THE ROSE TATTOO/New (Lea Padovani, Sam Wanamaker, Olga Lowe, Thalia Kouri, Ralph Nossek, Miki Iveria, Fernanda Forster, Golda Casimir, Madge Brindley, John Bown, Catherine Feller, Eileen Way - 5 photos and review), DANTON'S DEATH/Lyric Hammersmith (Patrick Wymark, Penelope Horner, Harold Lang, James Maxwell, John Turner - 4 photos and review), HIPPOLYTUS/Leatherhead Theatre (Brian Spink, Alan Judd, Vanessa Redgrave - photo and review), VALMOUTH/Saville (Cleo Laine, Barbara Couper, Fenella Fielding, Betty Hardy, Geoffrey Dunn, Aubrey Woods, Denise Hirst - 4 photos and review), THE WOMAN ON THE STAIR/Westminster (Tony Wright, Diane Clare - photo and review), THE LONG AND THE SHORT AND THE TALL/Royal Court (Robert Shaw, Kenji Takaka, Edward Judd, Alfred Lynch, David Andrews, Peter O'Toole, Bryan Pringle, Ronald Fraser - 4 photos), TRAVELLER WITHOUT LUGGAGE/Arts (John Warner, Douglas Wilmer, Elizabeth Sellars, James Wellman, Denholm Elliott, Joyce Carey, Irene Browne, Geoffrey Keene, Violetta, Anthony Blake, Peggyann Clifford, Hugh James - 7 photos and review), ALL MY OWN WORK/Theatre Royal, Bristol (Wendy Williams, Mary Hinton, Peter Jeffrey, Robert Lang, Barry Wilsher - 4 photos); Reviews: THE LIGHT WITHIN/Hovenden Theatre Club, THE ROYAL ASTROLOGERS/Birmingham Rep, PRINCE GENJI/Playhouse, Oxford; Photos: Margaret Worsley, Peggy Ashcroft; Picture of the Month: Cleo Laine in VALMOUTH (large photo); Personality of the Month: Miles Malleson (brief article and photo); Breaking The Language Barrier - feature on Lea Padovani (w.photo); Vintage Stratford - details of 1959 Straford Season (3 photos: Charles Laughton, Angela Baddeley, Sam Wanamaker); New Broom in Hammersmith - feature on 59 Theatre Company (photo of James Lawrie and Caspar Wrede); Eavesdropping on Milk Wood - feature on the recording of the UNDER MILK WOOD premiere (2 photos: Dylan Thomas, Dion Allen with Nancy Wickwire, Roy Poole, Sada Thompson, Allen F Collins); Hot, Strong and Televised - feature on televising of stage shows (3 photos: Ted Kotcheff, and Andree Melly and Lloyd Reckford in HOT SUMMER NIGHT); Tomorrow's Lead: Christine Finn (article and photo); It Happened This Month - Shakespeare Memorial Theatre destroyed by fire, 6th March 1926 (w.photo); Secretive Writer - feature on Romilly Cavan; Frank Dunlop on ALL MY OWN WORK by Romilly Cavan; New Records, New Books; Plays and Players Abroad (w.photos of Ruth Rabe, Birgitta Gronwald and Gerald Lindquist in FOLKAN REVUE, Mogens Wieth and Lily Weiding), Plays and Players at Home ; Playground - guide to productions at the Drama Schools; text of Act I and Act II pt.1 of ALL MY OWN WORK by Romilly Cavan; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

P&P/Apr 1959: cover-Miles Malleson in SGANARELLE/Old Vic; Scenes from Comedie-Francaise SEASON/Princes (Bernard Dheran, Lisa Delamare, Daniel Lecourtois, Andree de Chauveron, Jacques Eyser, Micheline Boudet, Robert Hirsch - 4 photos), A TASTE OF HONEY/Wyndham's (Frances Cuka, Murray Melvin, John Bay, Avis Bunnage - 5 photos and review), HAMLET/Birmingham Rep (Thelma Barlow (as Ophelia), Ian Richardson (as Hamlet), Terence Bayler, Hilary Hardiman, Arthur Pentelow, Marigold Sharman, Clifford Parrish, Mark Kingston - 4 photos and review), CREDITORS and THE CHEATS OF SCAPIN/Lyric Hammersmith (Michael Gough, Mai Zetterling, Lyndon Brook, Harold Lang, Peter Sallis, Patrick Wymark - 4 photos and review), SGANARELLE and TARTUFFE/Old Vic (Pauline Jameson, Miles Malleson, Christine Finn, Barrie Ingham, Rosalind Atkinson, Pauline Jameson, Charles West, Silvia Francis, Derek Francis, John Barcroft, Gerald James - 6 photos and review), ALL MY OWN WORK/Theatre Royal, Bristol (Valerie Gearon, Emrys James, Mary Hinton, Sheila Allen, Peter Jeffrey, Robert Lang, Barry Wilsher, Wendy Williams, Brian Haines - 4 photos); Reviews: FINGS AINT WOT THEY USED T'BE/Theatre Royal, Stratford, THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES and THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES CRITICISED/Oxford Playhouse, TWELVE ANGRY MEN/Little Theatre, Ilford; Photos: Philip Guard with Wilfrid Hyde White, Charles Heslop and Martin Wyldeck in NOT IN THE BOOK, Alec Clunes in WHO CARES?, Peter Coe, Catherine Lacey; Chez Moliere - history of the Comedie-Francaise (w.illustration); Picture of the Month: Gordon Gostelow, Neil McCallum and Wendy Hutchinson in THE BUSKERS/Arts (large photo); Ernest Thesiger Scrapbook (5 photos: as Cameron in MARY ROSE/Haymarket 1920, as The Dauphin in SAINT JOAN/New 1924, as Jacques in AS YOU LIKE IT/New York 1950, as Sir Orpheus Midlander in GENEVA/Saville 1938. and as Sparkish in THE COUNTRY WIFE/Old Vic 1936); Personality of the Month: Paul Robeson (article and photo); Stratford Scores A Century - 100th Season at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre (4 photos: Matheson Lang as Macbeth 1911, Claire Luce as Cleopatra 1945, Frank Benson as Lysander in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Crowd Scene from Komisarjevsky's A COMEDY OF ERRORS 1939); Stratford and its Directors - interview with Glen Byam Shaw and Peter Hall (w.2 photos); Tomorrow's Lead: Catherine Feller (article and photo); It Happened This Month - premiere of THE ARCADIANS 1909 (w.photo); New Books; Playground - guide to productions at the Drama Schools; Plays and Players in New York (5 photos: Bertice Reading and Ruth Ford in REQUIEM FOR A NUN/Golden Theatre, Nan Martin with Raymond Massey and Pat Hingle in J.B./ANTA Theatre, Claire Bloom and Rod Steiger in RASHOMON/Music Box, Martin Gabel with Richard Boone and Nancy Kelly in THE RIVALRY/Bijou Theatre,Gertrude Berg and Leonard Spiegelglass in A MAJORITY OF ONE/Shubert), Plays and Players at Home, Plays and Players Abroad (w.photo of Birgitte Price, AKA Birgitte Bruun); text of Act II pt.2 and Act III of ALL MY OWN WORK by Romilly Cavan; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

P&P/May 1959: cover-Paul Robeson as Othello; Scenes from LE DINDON (Comedie-Francaise), OTHELLO (Paul Robeson, Sam Wanamaker), BRAND (Patrick McGoohan), WOLF'S CLOTHING (Patrick Cargill), CLOWN JEWELS (Crazy Gang), FOOL'S PARADISE (Cicely Courtneidge), THE MAGISTRATE/Old Vic (Michael Hordern, Barrie Ingham), text of THE BUSKERS Act I (Kenneth Jupp) etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] (£4) SOLD

P&P/Jun 1959: cover-Hugh Griffith and Barbara Jefford in THE CENCI; Scenes from THE CENCI (Barbara Jefford, Charles West, Hugh Griffith, Dennis Chinnery, John Barcroft, Veronica Turleigh - 3 photos and review), CANDIDE (Mary Costa, Denis Quilley, Edith Coates, Laurence Naismith - 5 photos and review), GILT AND GINGERBREAD (John Clements, Hugh Sinclair, Kara Aldridge, Eileen Peel, Kay Hammond, Walter Fitzgerald - 4 photos and review), SUGAR IN THE MORNING/Royal Court (John Fraser, Margaret Johnston - photo and review), THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY/Haymarket (Coral Browne, Nigel Patrick, David Langton, Judith Stott - 5 photos and review), DARK HALO/Arts (Mary Ellis - photo and review), HOW SAY YOU? (A E Matthews, Ann Firbank, Francis Matthews, Derek Nimmo, Kathleen Harrison, Leslie Dwyer, Jeanette Landis - 4 photos and review), DIE FLEDERMAUS/London Coliseum (Marion Studholme, Peter Grant, Victoria Elliott - photo and review), THE WORLD OF PAUL SLICKEY (Adrienne Corri, Maureen Quinney, Roy Sone, Denis Lotis - 3 photos and review), THE HIDDEN RIVER/Cambridge (Ralph Michael, Leo Genn, Catherine Lacey - photo and review), THE BUSKERS (Patricia Jessel, Gordon Gostelow, Neil McCallum, Wendy Hutchinson, Patrick Magee - 4 photos); Reviews: ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL/Stratford, GILT AND GINGERBREAD/Duke of York's, THE DUTCH COURTESAN/Theatre Royal, Stratford, MR FOX OF VENICE/Piccadilly, URFAUST/Princes; Photos: Mrs Max Reinhardt with Anthony Quayle and Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, John Neville, Alan Webb and Avice Landon in NOT IN THE BOOK/Criterion; Picture of the Month: Edith Evans in ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL/Stratford (large photo); Personalities of the Month: Bernard Miles and Josephine Wilson (article and photo); Shakespeare in Indian Dress - Peter Coe's Madras production of TWELFTH NIGHT (w.photo); Thomas Holcroft (w.photo of the semi-completed Mermaid Theatre); History and Satire in Moscow - the current Russian theatre season (w.photo of VANITY FAIR/Maly Theatre); The Evolution of Kazan - profile of Elia Kazan (w.photo of Elia Kazan and Patricia Neal); Playground - guide to productions at the Drama Schools; Tomorrow's Lead: Barrie Ingham (article and photo); It Happened This Month - premiere of Charles Reade's DRINK 1879 (w.illustration); New Records; Plays and Players in New York (2 photos: Douglas Watson and Betsy van Furstenburg in SEASON OF CHOICE/Barbizon Plaza, Ben Piazza and Sessue Hayakawa in KATAKI/Ambassador's Theatre, Plays and Players at Home (photo of James Beck with Dennis Spencer and Jean Alexander in A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE/Theatre Royal, York), Plays and Players Abroad (photo of Birgitte Price and Paul Reichardt in ALADDIN/Copenhagen); text of Act II of THE BUSKERS by Kenneth Jupp; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; VG] £4

P&P/Jul 1959: cover-Charles Laughton as Bottom; Scenes from THE SWITCHBACK/Pitlochry (Hamish Roughead, Anthea Holloway - photo and review), THE WONDER! A WOMAN KEEPS A SECRET/Pitlochry (Elizabeth Hart, Victor Carin - photo and review), MADELEINE SMITH/Pitlochry (Moira Lamb, Hamish Roughead, Una McLean - photo and review), AN IDEAL HUSBAND/Pitlochry (Elizabeth Hart, Gordon Fairclough - photo and review), THE CONSTANT WIFE/Pitlochry (Elizabeth Hart - photo and review), ORPHEUS DESCENDING/Royal Court (Gary Cockrell, Isa Miranda, Robert Cawdron, Catherine Wilmer, Bessie Love, Ivor Salter, Diana Beaumont, Mavis Villiers, Diane Cilento - 5 photos and review), ULYSSES IN NIGHTTOWN/Arts (Zero Mostel, Bryan O'Higgins, Robert Bernal, Donald Conlon, Paddy Stone, Pauline Flanagan, Alan Badel, Belita, Valerie Bettis - 5 photos and review), LET THEM EAT CAKE/Cambridge Theatre (Eunice Gayson, Michael Denison, Austin Melford, Henry Kendall, Guy Middleton, James Sharkey, Humphrey Lestocq, Jean Lodge, Dulcie Gray, Claude Hulbert - 4 photos and review), TOM LEHRER/Palace (Tom Lehrer - photo and review), CHANGE OF TUNE/Strand (Geraldine McEwan, James Hayter, Keith Baxter, Hugh Latimer, Michael Goodliffe, Dilys Laye - 4 photos and review), LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS/Mermaid (Richard Wordsworth, Stephanie Voss - photo and review), OTHELLO/Stratford (Mary Ure, Paul Robeson, Ian Holm, Sam Wanamaker - 4 photos), ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL/Stratford (Edith Evans, Edward de Souza, Anthony Nicholls, Donald Eccles, Robert Hardy, Paul Hardwick, Michael Blakemore, Zoe Caldwell, Angela Baddeley, Priscilla Morgan - 4 photos), CAUGHT NAPPING/Piccadilly (Raymond Huntley, Winifred Shotter, Geoffrey Lumsden - photo and review), THE ROUGH AND READY LOT/Lyric Hammersmith (Rupert Davies, June Brown - photo and review), THE HOSTAGE/Theatre Royal, Stratford (Eileen Kennally, Howard Goorney, Brian Murphy, Ann Beach, Roy Barnett, Stephen Cato - 3 photos); Reviews: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM/Stratford, THE PRODIGAL WIFE/Winter Garden, SWINGING DOWN THE LANE/London Palladium, BEWARE OF ANGELS/Westminster, MARIGOLD/Savoy, FAREWELL FAREWELL EUGENE/Garrick, THAT WAS NO LADY/Oxford Playhouse; Photos: Kenneth Ireland and the Duke of Atholl, Robert Atkins and Margaret Wedlake, Margaret Johnston; Picture of the Month: John Harrison, Bessie Love, Larry Taylor, Catherine Wilmer, Ivor Slater, Robert Cawdron, Diana Beaumont, Mavis Villiers in ORPHEUS DESCENDING/Royal Court (large photo); Personality of the Month: Graham Greene (article and photo) ; Bringing Up The Mermaid - Bernard Miles on The Mermaid Theatre (w.2 photos); Theatrical Cavalier - feature on Sir William Davenant (w.portrait of Henry Purcell); Tomorrow's Lead: Gary Cockrell (article and photo); It Happened This Month - premiere of BITTER SWEET/His Majesty's (w.photo); New Books; Playground - guide to productions at the Drama Schools; Plays and Players in New York (w.photo of Sandra Church, Ethel Merman and Jack Klugman in GYPSY/Broadway Theatre), Plays and Players at Home (w.photo of Jack Rodney, Joan Plowright and Gwen Nelson in ROOTS/Royal Court), Plays and Players Abroad (w.photo of Sylvia Pineiro in THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE/Chile); text of Act I and Act II pt.1 of THE HOSTAGE by Brendan Behan; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; ink marks on cover, else VG] £4

P&P/Aug 1959: cover-John Neville and Dorothy Tutin in ONCE MORE WITH FEELING; Scenes from ONCE MORE WITH FEELING/New (John Neville, Dorothy Tutin, Robert Ayres, Martin Miller, James Dyrenforth - 3 photos and review), LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS/Mermaid (Richard Wordsworth, Stephanie Voss, Frederick Jaeger, Robin Wentworth, Michael Hanbury, Brian Vanden, Hy Hazell, Terence Cooper - 3 photos), MARIGOLD/Saville (Sally Smith, William Dickie, Jean Kent, Sophie Stewart, Jeremy Brett, Aubrey Morris, Trevor Reid, Edith Stevenson - 5 photos), ALL IN THE FAMILY/Strand (Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Maxine Audley, Virginia Maskell - photo and review), THE SPLENDID OUTCASTS/Pitlochry (Elizabeth Hart, Simon Carter, Gordon Fairclough, Roy Boutcher, Gary Hope, Victor Carin - 4 photos and review), THE FRENCH MISTRESS/Adelphi (Pearson Dodd, Richard Fox, Peter Greenspan, Marie-Claire Verlene, Richard Bird - photo and review), THE COMPLAISANT LOVER/Globe (Phyllis Calvert, Paul Scofield, Ralph Richardson, Polly Adams, Oliver Burt, Gerald Flood, Hugh James - 8 photos and review), MURDER ON ARRIVAL/Westminster (Norman Wooland, Delphi Lawrence - photo and review), THE HOSTAGE/Theatre Royal Stratford (Clive Barker, Alfred Lynch, Celia Salkeld - 3 photos); Reviews: THE AGES OF MAN/Queen's, THE HOSTAGE/Wyndham's, THE ENCHANTED ISLAND/Old Vic, ROOTS/Royal Court, TWELFTH NIGHT/Regent's Park, MOSCOW STATE CIRCUS OF 1959, NO BED FOR BACON/Theatre Royal, Bristol, LA FAMILLE HERANDEZ/Sadler's Wells, LOVES LABOURS/Lyric Hammersith, WHO'S WHO/Birmingham Rep; Photos: William Hurt and Michael Langham with HM The Queen in Stratford Ontario, Michael Redgrave; Picture of the Month: Margaret Rutherford in FAREWELL FAREWELL EUGENE (large photo); Personality of the Month: Joan Littlewood (article and photo); The Two Lives of Franz Lehar - feature on Franz Lehar (photo of Elizabeth Fretwell and Peter Grant in THE LAND OF SMILES/London Coliseum); Obscurity to Limelight - feature on Loudon Sainthill (photos of Loudon Sainthill, and five stage settings); Tomorrow's Lead: Alfred Lynch (brief article and photo); It Happened This Month - Charles Kean's 8-year management of the Princess's Theatre (w.photo of Charles Kean and Ellen Terry aged 9 in THE WINTER'S TALE 1856); feature on Late Nineteenth Century Drama by Allardyce Nicoll (2 photos: Henry Irving as Shylock, Mrs Patrick Campbell and Sir George Alexander in THE SECOND MRS TANQUERAY); New Books; Plays and Players at Home, Plays and Players Abroad; text of Act II pt.2 and Act III of THE HOSTAGE by Brendan Behan); London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

P&P/Sep 1959: cover-Edith Evans and Laurence Olivier in CORIOLANUS; Scenes from FAREWELL, FAREWELL, EUGENE/Garrick (Margaret Rutherford, Peggy Mount, Avril Elgar, Beryl Andrews, John Moore, Frances Guthrie, Brook Williams - 3 photos), ONE TO ANOTHER/Lyric Hammersmith (Beryl Reid, Patrick Wymark - 2 photos and review), A RAISIN' IN THE SUN/Adelphi (John Adan, Juanita Moore, Earle Hyman, Olga James, Kim Hamilton, Meredith Edwards - 4 photos and review), THE RING OF TRUTH/Savoy (Margaret Johnston, David Tomlinson, Carmel McSharry, Alexander Kardan, Wynne Clarke, Brian Wilde, Martha Downs, John Slater, Irene Browne - 5 photos and review), FINE FETTLE/Savoy (Robertson Hare, Rose Hill - photo and review), LOOK AFTER LULU/Royal Court (Vivien Leigh, Meriel Forbes, Anthony Quayle, Max Adrian, George Devine - 4 photos and review), CORIOLANUS/Stratford (Laurence Olivier, Anthony Nicholls, Julian Glover, Roy Dotrice, Albert Finney, Edith Evans, Harry Andrews, Robert Hardy - 4 photos and review), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM/Stratford (Edward de Souza, Albert Finney, Vanessa Redgrave, Priscilla Morgan, Ian Holm, Robert Hardy, Charles Laughton, Michael Blakemore, Julian Glover, Peter Woodthorpe, Donald Eccles, Mary Ure - 4 photos), THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY/Haymarket (Nigel Patrick, Coral Browne, David Langton, Robin Hunter - 4 photos); Reviews: THE LAND OF SMILES/London Coliseum, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM/Regent's Park, THE SOUND OF MURDER/Aldwych, THE ROPE DANCERS/Arts, THE ASPERN PAPERS/Queen's, MYDAS/Hovenden Theatre Club, YOUR OBEDIENT SERVANT/Richmond Theatre, DEUTSCHES HAUS and CLAIR DE LUNE/Arts, QUARTET FOR FIVE/Arts, ELSPETH DOUGLAS REID/Lyric Hammersmith; Photos: Laurence Harvey and Margaret Leighton rehearsing, and Jimmy Thompson; Picture of the Month: Flora Robson and Beatrix Lehmann in THE ASPERN PAPERS/Queen's (large photo); Personality of the Month: Sir Michael Redgrave (article and photo); Aristocrat of Comedy - feature on William Congreve (w.illustration); Sweden's Open-Air Theatre (w.photo of THE PLAY OF HEAVEN); From Poster to Programme - feature on theatre programmes (w.photo); Tomorrow's Lead: Polly Adams (brief article and photo); It Happened This Month - birth of Master William Betty 1791 (w.portrait); New Records, New Books; Plays and Players in New York (photo of Carol Burnett, Matt Maddox and Jack Gilford in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS); Our Man in Havana - feature on Cuban theatre (w.photo of Yonia Benguria, Fedora Capdevila, Alejandro Lugo, Daura Garcia and Federico Piner Jnr. in THE SPOTLESS MAN/Teatro Arlequin, Havana); Playground - guide to productions at the Drama Schools; Plays and Players Abroad (w.photo of Frits Helmuth and Malene Schwartz), Plays and Players at Hometext of Act I of THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY by Samuel Taylor with Cornelia Otis Skinner; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] £5

P&P/Oct 1959: cover-Vivien Leigh in LOOK AFTER LULU!; Scenes from ONE TO ANOTHER (Beryl Reid, Sheila Hancock, Tony Tanner, Patrick Wymark, Joe Melia, Barbara Evans, Patsy Rowlands, Ray Barrett, Roddy Maude-Roxby - 4 photos), THE ASPERN PAPERS (Michael Redgrave, Pauline Jameson, Beatrix Lehmann, Flora Robson - 4 photos), THE SOUND OF MURDER (Elizabeth Sellars, Terence Longdon, Peter Cushing, Patricia Jessell, Nicholas Meredith, David Jackson - 4 photos), THE DOUBLE DEALER/Old Vic (Miles Malleson, Maggie Smith, Moyra Fraser, Joss Ackland, Alec McCowen, Donald Houston, Ursula Jeans, John Justin, Charles West, John Woodvine, Judi Dench - 7 photos), BREAKSPEAR IN GASCONY/Edinburgh (Claire Isbister, Wilfred Bentley - 2 photos), THE THRIE ESTAITES/Edinburgh (John Cairney, Marjorie Thomson, Bryden Murdoch, Grace McLery, Constance Malley - 2 photos), THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY (4 photos); Picture of the Month: Barbara Jefford in AS YOU LIKE IT/Old Vic (large photo); Personality of the Month: Sean O'Casey (w.photo); Vivien Leigh - Mistress of Comedy (w.3 photos); The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry by Bryan Bailey (w.photo); Oscar Wilde by Peter Roberts; reviews etc.; text of Act II of THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY by Samuel Taylor [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] (£5) SOLD

P&P/Nov 1959: cover-Fay Compton as Lady Bracknell; Scenes from LADY SPIDER/Gas Company Theatre, Dublin (Margaret Toal, Maurice Good - photo and review), THE SIMPLETON OF THE UNEXPECTED ISLES/Gaiety Theatre, Dublin (Genevieve Lyons, Anew McMaster, Nancy Manningham - photo and review), POSTERITY BE DAMNED/Gaiety Theatre, Dublin (Dermot Kelly, Denis Hickey, Arthur O'Sullivan - photo and review), INQUISITION/Pike Theatre, Dublin (Gearoid O'Lochlain, Brian Phelan - photo and review), AS YOU LIKE IT/Old Vic (John Justin, Joe Robinson, Barbara Jefford, Maggie Smith (as Celia), John Moffatt, Norman Scace, Moyra Fraser, Alec McCowen, Jeremy Kemp, John Stride, Judi Dench (as Phebe), Donald Houston, Dyson Lovell - 4 photos), THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST/Old Vic (Rosalind Atkinson, Barbara Jefford, John Justin, Fay Compton, Judi Dench, Alec McCowen - 2 photos and review), KING LEAR/Stratford (Angela Baddeley, Paul Hardwick, Cyril Luckham, Stephanie Bidmead, Robert Hardy, Charles Laughton, Zoe Caldwell, Albert Finney - 4 photos), THE LOVE DOCTOR/Piccadilly (Ian Carmichael, Joan Heal - photo and review), PIECES OF EIGHT/Apollo (Kenneth Williams, Fenella Fielding, Myra de Groot, Terence Theobald, Valerie Walsh, Peter Brett, Joephine Blake, Peter Reeves - 4 photos and review), MY FAIR LADY/Drury Lane (photo of Hugh Paddick as Colonel Pickering and review), COCK A DOODLE DANDY (Wilfred Lawson, J G Devlin, Berto Pasuka, Eamon Keene, Etain O'Dell, Patrick Magee, Joan O'Hara - 4 photos), THE CROOKED MILE/Cambridge Theatre (Jack MacGowran, Elizabeth Welch, John Larsen, Millicent Martin, Ron Lucas, Bob Cole, Rex Robinson, Elwyn Brook-Jones - 8 photos), ONE MORE RIVER/Duke of York's (Robert Shaw, Paul Rogers, Dudley Foster, Tommy Eytle, Percy Herbert, Bryan Pringle, David Andrews - 5 photos and review); Reviews: MAN ON TRIAL/Lyric Hammersmith, THE MARRIAGE OF MR MISSISSIPPI/Arts, FIVE FINGER EXERCISE/Comedy, THE KENSINGTON SQUARES/Westminster, THIEVES CARNIVAL/Pembroke Theatre, Croydon, THE CAVE DWELLERS/Questors Theatre, Ealing, THE EDWARDIANS/Saville, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE/Leatherhead Theatre; Photos: Les Freres Jacques at the Adelphi, Stanley Holloway's final curtain call as Alfred Doolittle, Tsai Chin; Picture of the Month: Paul Rogers and company in ONE MORE RIVER/Westminster (large photo); Personality of the Month: Peggy Ashcroft (article and photo); Romantic And Proud Of It - feature on Beverley Cross (w.photo); Sufficient Magic - feature on Donald Wolfit (with photo of Wolfit as Falstaff); Sing A Song Of Redgrave - text of The Green Hussars from Michael Redgrave's adaptation of THE ASPERN PAPERS; Tomorrow's Lead: Patricia Rogers (brief article and photo); It Happened This Month - premiere of A TALE OF MYSTERY 1802 (w.photo of Gerald du Maurier in ARSENE LUPIN); New Records, New Books, New Scripts; text of Act I and Act II pt.1 of ONE MORE RIVER by Beverley Cross; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

P&P/Dec 1959: cover-Maggie Smith and John Justin in RICHARD II; Scenes from THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST/Old Vic (John Justin, Alec McCowen, Judi Dench, Fay Compton, Rosalind Atkinson - 4 photos), SERJEANT MUSGRAVE'S DANCE/Royal Court (Jack Smethurst, Colin Blakeley, Harry Gwynn-Davies - photo and review), ROLLO/Strand (Leo McKern, Gwen Cherrell, Jacqueline Ellis, Ferdy Mayne, Nicolette Bernard - 5 photos and review), MY FRIEND JUDAS/Arts (Jeremy Spenser, Dinsdale Landen - photo and review), THE MARRIAGE-GO-ROUND/Piccadilly (Angela Browne, John Clements, Kay Hammond, John Arnatt - 4 photos and review), THE EDWARDIANS (Jeremy Brett, Helen Cherry, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Athene Seyler, Anthony Sharp, Ernest Thesiger - 4 photos), MAKE ME AN OFFER/Stratford East (Merelina Kendall, Howard Greene, Daniel Massey, Roberta Kirkwood, Iris Ringer, Bernard Goldman, Tom Fletcher, Milton Sills, Victor Spinetti, Chuck Julian, Bernard Martin, Sheila Hancock, Roy Kinnear - 3 photos and review), ROSMERSHOLM/Royal Court (Peggy Ashcroft, Eric Porter, Mark Dignam, Patrick Magee, John Blatchley - 4 photos), ONE MORE RIVER (Dudley Foster, Robert Shaw, Percy Herbert, Brian Smith, Paul Rogers - 4 photos); Reviews: AND SUDDENLY IT'S SPRING/Duke of York's, THE TORRENTS OF SPRING/Oxford Playhouse, AUNT EDWINA/Fortune, A GLIMPSE OF THE SEA/Lyric Hammersmith, LES FRERES JACQUES/Adelphi; Photos: Michael Atkinson with Felicity Young, Mary Kerridge and John Downing in A MAN'S JOB/Arts, John Neville and Elizabeth Seal in IRMA LA DOUCE, Anna Neagle and Jane Baxter in THE MORE THE MERRIER, Dickie Henderson, Evelyn Laye; Personality of the Month: Robert Helpmann (article and photo); Picture of the Month: Maggie Fitzgibbon with Brenda Tai, Julia Shelley and Gordon Boyd in KOOKABURRA/Princes (large photo); A Talent to Amuse - feature on Noel Coward at 60 (w.photo); Disley Jones Designs (w.7 set designs and photo of Disley Jones); The Stars of Suzie Wong (3 photos: Tsai Chin and Gary Raymond, Peter Coe); Tomorrow's Lead: Barry Warren (brief article and photo); New Books, New Records; Plays and Players in New York (7 photos: Horst Buchholz, Kim Stanley, Diane Cilento with Jane Rose and Maurice Evans in HEARTBREAK HOUSE/Billy Rose Theatre, Dennis Price, Pamela Brown, Diana Wynyard, Risa Schwartz with David Vardi, George Voskovec, Arnold Marle, Jack Gilford and Donald Harron in THE TENTH MAN/Booth Theatre), Plays and Players at Home, Plays and Players Abroad (w.photo of Eva Ruttkay and Jozsef Lang in A TASTE OF HONEY/Budapest); Playground - guide to productions at the Drama Schools; text of Act II pt.2 and Act III of ONE MORE RIVER by Beverley Cross; London Playguide etc. [36pp, 8.5x11; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

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