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Theatre Record and Scrap Book.

Hatch, Grace Edith (Owner & Compiler).-

Published by Boston. Chas. A. Burkhardt. 1901Ð1906., 1906
Soft cover
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Unique Item. Pages 80 Leaves.8vo. Publisher's Cloth with Gilt Lettering. Unique Item. Heavily illustrated. A scrapbook of the theatre mostly in the environs of Boston in the period from September, 1901 to February 1906. The blank volume was published by Burkhardt in 1891. The owner, according to the dated signature on the front free flyleaf was Grace Edith Hatch, who recorded each theatrical visit in the period, by listing the play and principal artist, the theatrical venue, the date, her companions for the visit, etc. Pasted in , in each case, are the ticket stub (in most cases), photogravure illustrations of the star and/or illustrations of the action and the program, trimmed to fit the page. Each theatrical visit takes up approximately one leaf. Consequently this is a handsome record of the theatrical life of Boston with about 80 instances recorded. A detailed index is recorded alphabetically and holographically at the front. Among the many actors seen are Maude Adams, Ethel Barrymore, Mary Mannering, Frank Daniels, Lionel Barrymore, Lillian Russell, Anna Held, Leslie Carter, John Drew, Templar Saxe, Margaret Wycherly, William Gillette, Weber & Fields, et al. Among the plays, performances and operas seen are "Quality Street" by J. M. Barrie, "David Harum" with William H. Crane, "Lohengrin" with Mme. Schumann Heink and Edward De Reszke (Conducted by Walter Damrosch), a concert of Mascagni arias conducted by Mascagni, piano recitals by Harold Bauer, the Kneisel Quartet, "Aida" with Louise Homer and Mme. Gadski , Wagner concert by the New York Philharmonic under Damrosch with Mme. Nordica, the Lew Dockstader Minstrel Show, Emma Calv as Carmen, "Mrs. Wiggs of The Cabbage Patch" with Madge Cook and Mabel Taliaferro, operettas by Victor Herbert, "The Rogers Brothers in Harvard" and "The Sleeping Beauty and the Beast" by J. Cheever Goodwin (the librettist for "Evangeline"). Warner Oland, later the best cinematic "Charlie Chan," appears in 1903 as Captain Cavalli in "The Eternal City" with music by Mascagni. Also in 1903 was a performance of "The Wizard of Oz" in Boston with Anna Laughlin as Dorothy, Arthur Hill as the Cowardly Lion, David C. Montgomery as the Tin Woodsman and Stephen Maley as Sir Wiley Gyle. An extraordinary compilation. Moderate Wear to Spine and Corners. Front hinge starting internally. Else Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 8294

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Title: Theatre Record and Scrap Book.

Publisher: Boston. Chas. A. Burkhardt. 19011906.

Publication Date: 1906

Binding: Soft cover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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