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Author Name    Guthrie, Tyrone & Davies, Robertson.

Title   RENOWN AT STRATFORD: A RECORD OF THE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1953 / TWICE HAVE THE TRUMPETS SOUNDED: A RECORD OF THE STRAFORD SHAKESPEAREAN FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1954 / THRICE THE BRINDED CAT HATH MEW'D: A RECORD...1955. 3 VOLUMES.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Very Good-

Edition   First Editions

Publisher   Toronto Clarke, Irwin

Illustrator   Grant Macdonald, Tanya Moiseiwitsch.

Seller ID   29971

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.

Stratford,  Ontario,  Shakespearean  Festival,  William  Shakespeare,  Tyrone  Guthrie,  Robertson  Davies,  Drama,  Alec  Guinness,  Richard  III,  Douglas  Campbell,  All's  Well  That  Ends  Well,  William  Hutt,  Canadian  Theatre,  The  Taming  Of  The  Shrew,  Measure  For  Measure,  Oedipus  Rex,  James  Mason,  Frances  Hyland,  William  Shatner,  Bruno  Gerussi,  Frances  Hyland,  Mavor  Moore,  Tented  Festivals,  Julius  Caesar,  King  Oedipus,  The  Merchant  Of  Venice,  Acting,  Actors,  Music,  Boyd  Neel,  Ted  Follows,  Lorne  Greene,  Tony  Vn  Bridge,  Eric  House,  Neil  Vipond,  Bruce  Swerdfager,  Robert  Christie,  William  Needles,  A  Soldier's  Tale,  20th  Century  Theatre,  Timothy  Findley. 

Price = 75.00 USD


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