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Playgoer/Jan-Feb 1910 Vol.1 No.4: THE BLUEBIRD - Maeterlinck (Theatre Royal, Haymarket/8 Dec 1909)
40+ photos of the production of THE BLUEBIRD, featuring Olive Walter, Carlotta Addison, Pauline Gilmer; review by Edward Morton; biographies of Olive Walter (w.2 photos), Carlotta Addison, Pauline Gilmer (w.photo), Enid Rose, Sara Raleigh, Ina Pelly (w.photo) etc.; feature on the staff at The Theatre Royal, Haymarket (Herbert Trench, E.Lyall Swete, Norman O'Neill etc. - w.photos); Photographs and comments on Violet Vanbrugh, Maude Adams, Clara Evelyn; Reviews: LITTLE MISS CUMMIN (with Marie Lohr; with sketch of Lottie Venne as Mrs.Cummin), OLIVER TWIST (w.sketch of Bransby Williams as Fagin), SCROOGE (with Seymour Hicks), THE HOUSE OF TEMPERLEY (by Arthur Conan Doyle; w.sketch of Ben Webster as Sir Richard Temperley), THE BAD GIRL OF THE FAMILY (by Frederick Melville); Souvenirs of the Pantomimes: ALADDIN (Drury Lane; w.Wilkie Baird, Marie George - 8 photos), ALADDIN (Lyceum; w.Scott Barrie, Dorothy Craske, Eva Kelland - 6 photos); Souvenirs of Children's Plays: PINKIE AND THE FAIRIES (His Majesty's; w.Edward Terry, Baroness Von Hutten - 3 photos), WHERE CHILDREN RULE (Garrick; w.Bella Terry, Marjorie Dane, Bobbie Andrews - 3 photos), PETER PAN (Duke of York's; w.Pauline Chase, Robb Harwood, Hilda Trevelyan - 3 photos), ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Court; w.Ivy Sawyer, Franklyn Vernon - 3 photos) etc. etc. [48pp, 12x9; front cover missing, somewhat tatty - but excellent photos] (£4) SOLD

Playgoer/Sep-Oct 1910 Vol.2 No.12: HENRY VIII - Shakespeare (His Majesty's)
Cover portrait (in colour) of Beerbohm Tree as Wolsey; 28 excellent photos of the production of HENRY VIII, featuring Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Arthur Bourchier as King Henry, Violet Vanbrugh as Queen Katharine, Henry Ainley as Buckingham, Laura Cowie as Anne Bullen; review by Edward Morton; feature on Beerbohm Tree (w.4 photos), Arthur Bourchier, Violet Vanbrugh, Henry Ainley, Laura Cowie, and Charles Calvert; portraits of Edith Evans (in SHAMUS O'BRIEN) and Beatrice von Brunnen; photos of Yvette Guilbert, Madame Tetrazzini, Violet Vanbrugh; Reviews - THE ETERNAL QUESTION (by Hall Caine; w.photo), THE REJUVENATION OF AUNT MARY (by Anne Warner; w.photo), THE CRISIS (w.Evelyn Millard), THE FOLLIES (w.H.G.Pelissier) etc. etc. [54pp, 12x9; rusty staples, centre pages partially loose; back cover missing, else VG] (£6) SOLD

Playgoer/Oct-Nov 1910 Vol.3 No.13: COUNT HANNIBAL - Weyman (New/20 Oct 1910)
Cover portrait of Oscar Asche and Lily Brayton; 28 excellent photos of the production of COUNT HANNIBAL, featuring Oscar Asche, Lily Brayton, Herbert Grimwood, Ben Webster, Reginald Ian Penny, Caleb Porter; portraits of Madame Sarah Berhardt and Constance Drever; feature on Oscar Asche and Lily Brayton (w.4 photos); caricature of Cyril Maude by J.H.Thorpe; Reviews - THE CHOCOLATE SOLDIER (by Oscar Straus; w.photo), A WOMAN'S WAY (w.photo), THE SINS OF LONDON, THE GROTESQUES, THE MAN FROM MEXICO, THE BISHOP'S SON, etc. etc. [56pp, 12x9; rusty staples, spine slightly rubbed, else VG] (£6) SOLD
Playgoer No.15
Playgoer/Dec-Jan 1910-11 Vol.3 No.15: THE FOLLIES (Apollo)
Cover portrait (in purple and black) of H.G.Pelissier in THE FOLLIES; 40+ excellent photos of the production of THE FOLLIES, featuring H.G.Pelissier, Marjorie Napier, Gwennie Mars, Lewis Sydney, Doris Brooke, Effie Cook, Dan Everard; The Story of 'The Follies' by Fitzroy Gardner; 'An Impression of H.G.Pelissier' (w.4 character sketches); portrait of Mme.Leonora at the Alhambra; feature on Gertie Millar and Sandow's Corset (w.photo); Reviews - VIVE VERSA (by F.Anstey; w.photo), L'ALLEGRO and THE TWO HUNCHBACKS, THE UNWRITTEN LAW (w.photo of Laurence Irving and Mabel Hackney), COMPANY FOR GEORGE (by Warren Bell), A SINGLE MAN (w.Cyril Maude), JUST TO GET MARRIED (w.Godfrey Tearle), etc. etc. [56pp, 12x9; loose covers, rusty staples; complete issue (tho' lacking souvenir print of H.G.Pelissier); slightly scuffed, cover split and detached, else VG] (£7) SOLD
Playgoer No.19
Playgoer/Apr-May 1911 Vol.4 No.19: LADY PATRICIA - Besier (Haymarket/22 Mch 1911)
Cover portrait (in colour) of Mrs.Patrick Campbell as Lady Patricia Conway; 30 excellent photos of the production of LADY PATRICIA, featuring Mrs.Patrick Campbell, Charles Maude, Arthur Wontner, Rosina Filippi, C.V.France, Eric Lewis, Athene Seyler; The Story of the Play; biographies of Rudolf Besier (w.photo), Mrs.Patrick Campbell, Miss Rosina Filippi, Charles Maude, Arthur Wontner, C.V.France; portrait of Arthur Collins; etc. etc. [44pp, 12x9; cover partially loose, rusty staples, else VG] (£6) SOLD

Playgoer/May-Jun 1911 Vol.4 No.20: KISMET - Knoblauch (Garrick/19 Apr 1911)
Cover sketch (in colour) of Oscar Asche as Hajj; 60+ excellent photos of the production of KISMET, featuring Oscar Asche, Lily Brayton, Caleb Porter, Ben Webster, Athol Forde, R.F.Anson, Bessie Major, Herbert Grimwood, Saba Raleigh; The Story of 'Kismet'; biographies of Oscar Asche, Lily Brayton, Ben Webster, Saba Raleigh; photos of Carl F.Leyel (General Manager), J.Fritz Russell (Stage Manager); photos of Madge Titheradge, Mrs.Patrick Campbell; etc. etc. [48pp, 12x9; covers detached and rumpled, rusty staples, else VG] (£6) SOLD
Playgoer No.21
Playgoer/Jun-Jul 1911 Vol.4 No.21: A BUTTERFLY ON THE WHEEL - Hemmerde/Neilson (Globe/19 Apr 1911)
Cover portrait (in colour) of Lewis Waller and Madge Titheradge; 25 excellent photos of the production of A BUTTERFLY ON THE WHEEL, featuring Lewis Waller, Madge Titheradge, Guy Standing, Sam Sothern, Norman McKinnel, Beryl Faber, Marianne Caldwell; The Story of the Play; About The Players; photos of the authors Edward G.Hemmerde and Francis Neilson; portrait of Martin Harvey in 'The Only Way'; etc. etc. [44pp, 12x9; loose covers, rusty staples; complete w.colour souvenir print of Lewis Waller and Madge Titheradge in A BUTTERFLY ON THE WHEEL] (£8) SOLD

Playgoer/Jul-Aug 1911 Vol.4 No.22: POMANDER WALK - Parker (Playhouse/29 June 1911)
Cover portrait (in colour) of Cyril Maude and Maidie Hope; 35 excellent photos of the production of POMANDER WALK, featuring Cyril Maude, Maidie Hope, Kathleen Jones, Rudge Harding, Emma Chambers, John Harwood, Reginald Owen, Margery Maude, Ethel Ross, Frederick Culley, Norman Forbes, Winifred Emery; The Story of the Play; large photo of Louis N.Parker (author); photo of Marie Tempest, etc. etc. [44pp, 12x9; loose covers, rusty staples; complete issue w.colour souvenir print of Cyril Maude and Maidie Hope in POMANDER WALK] £8
Playgoer No.24
Playgoer/Sep-Oct 1911 Vol.4 No.24: MACBETH (Haymarket/5 Sep 1911)
Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Violet Vanbrugh, Arthur Bourchier [20pp, loose; inner photographic pages only; very vivid and evocative of the Tree style of playing Shakespeare] (£5) SOLD

Playgoer/Nov-Dec 1911 Vol.5 No.26: THE MOUSME - Monckton/Talbot (Shaftesbury/9 Sep 1911)
Florence Smithson, Cicely Courtneidge, Harry Welchman, Dan Rolyat [26pp, loose; inner photographic pages only] (£4) SOLD

Playgoer/Dec-Jan 1911-12 Vol.5 No.27: THE PERPLEXED HUSBAND - Sutro (Wyndham's/12 Sep 1911)
Cover portrait (in colour) of Gerald du Maurier and Athene Seyler in THE PERPLEXED HUSBAND; 30+ excellent photos of the production of THE PERPLEXED HUSBAND, featuring Gerald du Maurie, Athene Seyler, A.E.Benedict, E.Lyall Swete, Maude Millett, Enid Bell, Henrietta Watson; The Story of the Play; article on Alfred Sutro; photo of Miss Unity More; Drama of the Month - THE HONEYMOON (by Arnold Bennett), THE GLAD EYE, DAD, LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN (by Oscar Wilde; w.Marion Terry, Dawson Milward, Lilian Braithwaite, Ernest Thesiger, Owen Nares), THE THREE MUSKETEERS (w.Austen Milroy), THE UNINVITED GUEST (w.Charles Hawtrey); review of LUCRECE BORGIA (w.Sarah Bernhardt); etc. etc. [56pp, 10x8; rusty staples; light crease on cover, else VG; complete] (£6) SOLD
Playgoer No.28
Playgoer/Jan-Feb 1912 Vol.5 No.28: THE MIRACLE - Vollmoller (Olympia/23 Dec 1911)
Cover portrait (in colour) of 'The Nun' in THE MIRACLE; 25 excellent photos of the production of THE MIRACLE, featuring an unnamed cast, and with production by Max Reinhardt, music by Professor Engelbert Humperdinck; The Story of 'The Miracle'; biographical notes (w.photographic portraits) on Max Reinhardt, Professor Engelbert Humperdinck, Dr.Karl Vollmoller; photographic portraits of 'Men of Affairs at Olympia': Ernst Stern (designer), Professor Gustav Hollaender (conductor), F.H.Payne (Managing Director of Olympia), C.B.Cochran (General Manager and Promoter) etc. etc. [36pp, 10x8; minor edge damage and small bite to front cover, rusty staples; complete w.coloured souvenir print of 'The Nun' in THE MIRACLE] £8
Playgoer No.29
Playgoer/Feb-Mch 1912 Vol.5 No.29: SWEET NELL OF OLD DRURY - Kester (New London/28 Dec 1911)
Cover portrait (in colour) of Julia Neilson as Nell Gwyn; 50+ excellent photos of the production of SWEET NELL OF OLD DRURY, featuring Julia Neilson, Malcolm Cherry, Frederick Groves, Arthur Williams, Arthur Applin, James Berry, Molly Terraine, Horace Hodges; The Story of the Play (Nell Gwyn: from Orange Girl to King's Favourite); "Miss Julia Neilson chats about Sweet Nell"; photo of Fred Terry; Reviews - OEDIPUS REX (w.Martin Harvey; production by Max Reinhardt), BELLA DONNA (w.George Alexander), A MESSAGE FROM MARS (w.Charles Hawtrey; w.production photo) etc. etc. [54pp, 10x8; small bite to front cover; covers and seven pages detached from rusty staples; but a complete issue, w.coloured souvenir print of Julia Neilson as Nell Gwyn in 'Sweet Nell of Old Drury'] £7
Playgoer No.30
Playgoer/Mch-Apr 1912 Vol.5 No.30: THE 'MIND THE PAINT' GIRL - Pinero (Duke of York's/19 Feb 1912)
Cover portrait (in colour) of Miss Marie Lohr as Lily Parradell in THE 'MIND THE PAINT' GIRL; 30+ excellent photos of the production of THE 'MIND THE PAINT' GIRL, featuring Marie Lohr, Vernon Steel, Allan Aynesworth, Hilda Moore, Louis Goodrich, Nina Sevening, Nigel Playfair, Gwendoline Brogden, Dion Boucicault; The Story of the Play; brief biographies of Sir Arthur Wing Pinero, Marie Lohr, Allan Aynesworth, Dion Boucicault; Reviews - THE BEAR-LEADERS (w.Faye Compton, Edmund Gwenn), THE FIRE-SCREEN (w.Arthur Bourchier, Violet Vanbrugh), THE DUST OF EGYPT (w.Enid Bell), NIGHTBIRDS (w.Constance Drever, C.H.Workman), THE EASIEST WAY (w.Godfrey Tearle, Guy Standing), THE SECOND IN COMMAND (w.A.E.Matthews), TRILBY (w.Herbert Beerbohm-Tree, Phyllis Neilson-Terry), DEAR OLD CHARLIE (w.Charles Hawtrey), The Vedrenne-Eadie Season at the Royalty, Lecoq's LA FILLE DE MME ANGOT in Paris; etc. etc. [50pp, 10x8; complete issue; minor marks on cover, rusty staples, spine slightly frayed, else in VG condition] (£7) SOLD

Playgoer/May-Jun 1912 Vol.6 No.32: AT THE BARN - Wharton (Prince of Wales/11 Apr 1912)
Cover portrait (in colour) of Marie Tempest as Mollie Blair; 34 excellent photos of the production of AT THE BARN, featuring Marie Tempest, Norman Trevor, C.V.France, Ernest Mainwaring, Graham Browne, Charles Weir, Kate Sergeantson, Marguerite Leslie; The Story of the Play; About The Players; Reviews - OTHELLO (w.Beerbohm-Tree, Laurence Irving, Phyllis Neilson-Terry, Ernest Thesiger), BEN HUR (w.Arthur Wontner, Reginald Owen), JELF'S (w.Gerald du Maurier), RUTHERFORD AND SON (w.Norman McKinnel), IMPROPER PETER (w.Arthur Bourchier, Julia James); The Variety Theatres; Theatre in Paris; etc. etc. [44pp, 10x8; back cover almost detached, rusty staples; complete w.coloured souvenir print of Marie Tempest in AT THE BARN] (£8) SOLD
The Playgoer No.36
Playgoer/Sep-Oct 1912 Vol.6 No.36: DRAKE - Parker (His Majesty's/3 Sep 1912)
Lyn Harding, Phyllis Neilson Terry, Amy Brandon-Thomas, Philip Merivale [20pp, loose + colour portrait sheet; inner photographic pages only] (£4) SOLD
Playgoer No.41
Playgoer/Feb-Mch 1913 Vol.7 No.41: THE HEADMASTER - Coleby/Knoblauch (Playhouse/22 Jan 1913)
Cover portrait (in colour) of Cyril Maude, Margery Maude and Kathleen Jones in THE HEADMASTER; 29 excellent photos of the production of THE HEADMASTER, featuring Cyril Maude, Arthur Curtis, Margery Maude, Frances Ivor, John Harwood, Palisser Grantley, Jack Hobbs, Edward Combermere, Charles Bibby, Kendrick Huxham, Eric Rae; The Story of the Play; Reviews - GET-RICH-QUICK WALLINGFORD (by George M.Cohan), BILLY'S FORTUNE (w.Johnnie Brown, O.B.Clarence), TURANDOT (by Karl Vollmoeller, music by Ferruccio Busoni), THE SON AND HEIR (w.Ethel Irving) etc. etc. [40pp, 10x8; covers detached, rusty staples; complete w.coloured souvenir print of Cyril Maude, Margery Maude and Kathleen Jones in THE HEADMASTER] (£8) SOLD

Playgoer/Jun-Jul 1913 Vol.8 No.45: 8d. A MILE - Grossmith/Thompson (Alhambra/9 May 1913)
Cover portrait (in colour) of Muriel Hudson and Robert Hale in 8d. A MILE, a revue by George Grossmith and Fred Thompson, with music by Willy Redstone, ballets by Theodore Kosloff, and produced by George Grossmith, A.Charlot and M.V.Leveaux; 36 excellent photos of this spectacular production, featuring Robert Hale, Ella Retford, Hugh E.Wright, Austin Melford, Marjorie Maxwell, Maurice and Florence Walton, Muriel Hudson, Hilda Bewicke, Carlotta Mossetti, Phyllis Monkman and Horace Howard; portraits of Monsieur Paul Poiret (costume designer), Monsieur E.Ronsin (set designer); The Story of the Revue; Reviews - THE SEVEN SISTERS (w.Norman Trevor, Ernest Thesiger, Laura Cowie), THE MARRIAGE MARKET (w.Robert Michaelis, Tom Walls, Gertie Millar), IVANHOE (w.Lauderdale Maitland), CROESUS (w.Arthur Bourchier), WITHIN THE LAW (w.Frederick Ross), THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN (by Somerset Maugham adapted from Moliere's 'Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme', w.Herbert Beerbohm-Tree, Phyllis Neilson-Terry; followed by 'Ariadne in Naxos' by Richard Strauss, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham), OH! I SAY! (w.James Welch, Marguerite Scialtiel), STRIFE (w.Norman McKinnel, O.B.Clarence, J.Fisher White), THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (w.Martin Harvey, N.de Silva), BREWSTER'S MILLIONS (w.Percy Hutchison); The Drama in Paris; etc. etc. [40pp, 10x8; rusty staples; complete] (£6) SOLD

Playgoer/Sep-Oct 1913 Vol.8 No.48: LOVE AND LAUGHTER - O.Straus/Fenn/Wimperis (Lyric/3 Sept 1913)
Cover portrait (in colour) of Bertram Wallis and Evelyn D'Alroy in LOVE AND LAUGHTER; 42 excellent photos of the production of LOVE AND LAUGHTER, featuring Bertram Wallis, Evelyn D'Alroy, Yvonne Arnaud, Nelson Keys, Tom A.Shale, Claude Flemming, Amy Augarde, A.W.Baskcomb; The Story of the Play; Miss Yvonne Arnaud in charming photographic advertisements for 'Iron Jelloids' ("Everybody in need of a good tonic should take them."), and 'Valaze' ("Madame Rubinstein is really a great artist for keeping Youth and Beauty; all her scientific preparations are excellent.; Drama of the Month - THE BIG GAME (w.Dennis Neilson-Terry), THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (w.M.Lou-Tellegen, Arthur Scott Craven, Franklin Dyall), THE REAL THING (w.Allan Aynesworth, Phyllis Neilson-Terry), THE BEGGAR GIRL'S WEDDING (w.Bessie Webster, Lauderdale Maitland, Henry Lonsdale), NAN (by John Masefield; w.Irene Rooke, Milton Rosmer, Estelle Winwood); etc. etc. [40pp, 10x8; spine slightly ragged, rusty staples; complete w.souvenir print of Bertram Wallis and Evelyn D'Alroy in LOVE AND LAUGHTER] (£8) SOLD

Playgoer/Oct-Nov 1913 Vol.9 No.49: THE GREAT ADVENTURE - Arnold Bennett (Kingsway/25 Mch 1913)
Cover portrait of Henry Ainley as Ilam Carve; 15 excellent photos of the production of THE GREAT ADVENTURE, featuring Henry Ainley, Wish Wynne, Claude King, Acton Bond, Lydia Bilbrooke, Clarence Derwent, and produced by Harley Granville Barker; The Story of the Play; photographic portraits of Harley Granville Barker, Arnold Bennett, Lillah McCarthy, brief biographies of Henry Ainley and Wish Wynne, photograph and biography of A.E.Drinkwater (manager of the Kingsway Theatre); Drama of the Month - ANDROCLES AND THE LION and THE HARLEQUINADE (w.O.P.Heggie, Leon Quartermaine, Ben Webster, Lillah McCarthy, Nigel Playfair, Cathleen Nesbitt), JOSEPH AND HIS BRETHREN (w.Herbert Beerbohm-Tree, Maxine Elliott), THE ADORED ONE and THE WILL (by J.M.Barrie; w.John Hare, Mrs.Patrick Campbell, Helen Haye, O.B.Clarence), THE EVER OPEN DOOR (w.Hilda Spong), YEARS OF DISCRETION (w.Ethel Irving), SEALED ORDERS (w.Fanny Brough), MARY GOES FIRST (w.Marie Tempest), THIS WAY, MADAM (w.Maurice Farkoa, Mabel Sealby); Reviews of shows at 'The Variety Theatres'; 'People I've Met at the Play' by F.J.Randall; 'La Belle Constance' by Alfred Barnard; Current Attractions at the Theatres; 'The Picture Playgoer'; etc. etc. [48pp, 10x8; front covers detached, rusty staples; complete w.souvenir print of Henry Ainley in THE GREAT ADVENTURE] (£8) SOLD
Playgoer No.50
Playgoer/Nov-Dec 1913 Vol.9 No.50: THE LAUGHING HUSBAND - Wimperis/Eysler (New/2 Oct 1913)
Cover portrait (in colour) of Courtice Pounds and Daisy Irving in THE LAUGHING HUSBAND; 20 excellent photos of the production of THE LAUGHING HUSBAND, featuring Courtice Pounds, Daisy Irving, Mabel Burnege, Edmund Goulding, Alfred Barbor, D.J.Williams, Violet Gould, James Blakeley; The Story of the Play; Drama of the Month - THE GRAND SEIGNEUR (w.H.B.Irving, Marie Lohr, May Whitty), PEOPLE LIKE OURSELVES (w.Lottie Venne), BETWEEN SUNSET AND DAWN and THE GREEN COCKATOO (w.Ada King, Norman McKinnel, Mary Clare, Malcolm Cherry), NEVER SAY DIE (w.Charles Hawtrey), THE PEARL GIRL (w.Harry Welchman, Iris Hoey, Jack Hulbert, Alfred Lester, Cicely Courtneidge), UNDER TWO FLAGS (w.Lauderdale Maitland); 'People I've Met at the Play' by F.J.Randall; Current Attractions at the Theatres; 'Connie Lambert's Last Chance' by Alfred Barnard; Reviews of shows at 'The Variety Theatres'; 'The Picture Playgoer'; etc. etc. [52pp, 10x8; loose covers, rusty staples; complete w.souvenir print of Courtice Pounds and Daisy Irving in THE LAUGHING HUSBAND] £8
Playgoer No.51
Playgoer/Dec-Jan 1913-14 Vol.9 No.51: MARY GOES FIRST - Henry Arthur Jones (Playhouse/18 Sep 1913)
Cover silhouette of Marie Tempest; 16 excellent photos of the production of MARY GOES FIRST, featuring Marie Tempest, Margaret Bruhling, Charles V.France, Horton Cooper, W.Graham Browne, Claire Pauncefort, Kenyon Musgrave; The Story of the Play; Drama of the Month - ARE YOU THERE? (w.Lawrence Grossmith, Shirley Kellogg; music by Leoncavallo), A PLACE IN THE SUN (w.Robert Loraine, Reginald Owen, Jean Cavendish), THE PURSUIT OF PAMELA (w.Gladys Cooper), MAGIC and GEMINAE (w.Franklin Dyall); charming full-page photo of Marie Tempest ("My Beauty recipe: a kind thought, a kind word, and a pot of Valaze."); 'People I've Met at the Play' by F.J.Randall; Current Attractions at the Theatres; 'A First Night Impression from the Gallery' by Victor Ewart Cope; Reviews of shows at 'The Variety Theatres'; 'The Picture Playgoer'; etc. etc. [42pp, 10x8; cover a little grubby, spine rubbed, rusty staples; complete] (£6) SOLD

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