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About this Item: Clarke, Irwin, Toronto. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. Grant Macdonald, Tanya Moiseiwitsch. (illustrator). First Editions. 3 volumes, detailing the first three seasons of the Stratford, Ontario, Shakespearean Festival, all first editions, each 9 1/4" H. 1. Renown at Stratford, 1953. Contents: Preface; First Shakespeare Festival at Stratford, Ontario, by Tyrone Guthrie; The Director, by Robertson Davies; The Players, by Robertson Davies. Two plays were presented: Richard III and All's Well That Ends Well, with Alec Guinness taking the roles of Richard III and The King of France. Colour illustrations by Grant Macdonald. 2. Twice Have the Trumpets Sounded, 1954. Contents: Rehearsal - A Study in Rhythm; The Taming of the Shrew; Measure for Measure; Oedipus Rex (these chapters by Robertson Davies); A Long View of the Stratford Festival, by Tyrone Guthrie. James Mason took the parts of Oedipus and of Angelo in 'Measure for Measure'. William Shatner was also part of the cast and is pictured in the role of 'Lucentio'. Colour and b&w illustrations by Grant Macdonald. 3. Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd, 1955. Contents: Julius Caesar; King Oedipus; The Merchant of Venice; A Note on Style in Acting (these chapters by Robertson Davies); Music at the Festival, by Boyd Neel; The Production of 'King Oedipus', by Tyrone Guthrie and Tanya Moiseiwitsch. Colour and b&w costume designs by Tanya Moiseiwitsch. Volume 1 has previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block. Volume 2 has some toning to endpapers and light browning to fore-edge and top of text block, slight toning in margins of pages. Volume 3 has some toning to endpapers. All volumes have very light edge wear and light wrinkling at top/bottom of spines. Dust jackets: Volume 1 has light edge wear and some tiny chips/tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds. Volume 2 has very light edge wear/wrinkling; moderate browning on spine, flap-folds and some edges. Volume 3 has very light edge wear including one or two tiny ships and one small tear, light browning on spine and flap-folds. Dust jackets are protected in mylar sleeves. Seller Inventory # 29971

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Davies, Robertson; Guthrie, Tyrone

Published by Clarke Irwin and Company, Toronto (1953)

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From: W. Fraser Sandercombe (Burlington, ON, Canada)

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About this Item: Clarke Irwin and Company, Toronto, 1953. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Grant Macdonald; (illustrator). First Editions. (viii, xiv, xii) 127, 193, 178 pp. All three books are bound in brown cloth and lettered in gilt on the front panels and spines. Illustrated in black and white and colour by Grant Macdonald. Light wear at the corners of the dustjackets with a few small nicks around the edges; Renown has a chip from the upper edge of the front panel; Thrice has a previous owner's name on the front free endpaper. These are the first three Shakespeare Festivals held in Canada. The Contents are: Renown at Stratford: Preface; By Tyrone Guthrie: First Shakespeare Festival at Stratford, Ontario. By Robertson Davies: The Director; and The Players (including Alec Guinness). Twice Have the Trumpets Sounded: By Robertson Davies: Rehearsal - A Study in Rhythm; The Taming of the Shrew; Measure for Measure; and Oedipus Rex. By Tyrone Guthrie: A Long View of the Stratford Festival. Thrice the Brinded Cat Hat Mew'd: By Robertson Davies: Julius Caesar; King Oedipus; The Merchant of Venice; A Note on the Style in Acting. By Boyd Neel: Music at the Festival. By Tyrone Guthrie and Tanya Moiseiwitsch: The Production of King Oedipus. Size: 8vo. Seller Inventory # 209641

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