ABRAHAM LINCOLN; A Play, with an Introduction by Arnold Bennett: Lincoln] Drinkwater John

ABRAHAM LINCOLN; A Play, with an Introduction by Arnold Bennett

Lincoln] Drinkwater John

Published by Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1919, 1919
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First edition. Small 8vo, quarter blue cloth and light blue boards, with a paper lettering piece on spine, and Lincoln pictured on upper cover with title. xii, 112. There is some rubbing and wear to the outer covers, though a good copy. FIRST EDITION. John Drinkwater was a prolific poet, dramatist, critic, and actor. In 1918 he had his first major success with this play Abraham Lincoln. He followed it with others in a similar vein, including Mary Stuart and Oliver Cromwell, all performed at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. The Lincoln play was also produced on Broadway by William Harris Jr., both productions were a great success. In 1924, the Lincoln play was adapted for film by Lee DeForest featuring Frank McGlynn Sr. as Lincoln, and made in DeForest's Phonofilm sound-on-film process. It was produced on radio by Orson Welles on August 15, 1938, for The Mercury Theatre on the Air. Bookseller Inventory # 5750

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Title: ABRAHAM LINCOLN; A Play, with an ...

Publisher: Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1919

Publication Date: 1919

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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