History Of The American Theatre. William Dunlap.

History Of The American Theatre

New York: J. & J. Harper, 1832. First edition. Hardcover. 420 pages. 22 x 14.5 cm. Eva La Gallienne's copy with her bookplate front paste-down. Inscribed presentation copy from Harold Moulton, a member of the Civic Repertory Company, dated Oct. 6, 1930. Eva La Gallienne founded the Civic Repertory Theatre in the former Fourteenth Street Theatre in Manhattan, being disillusioned by the commercial theatre in the 1920's. One of her lovers, Alice DeLamar, a gold mine heiress not only backed this project, but was instrumental in the advent of the repertory movement in the US. La Galleinne's successful performance in Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" in 1928 won great acclaim. The Civic Repertory Company disbanded at the height of the the Depression in 1934. BAL 5025. Scattered, intermittent toning. 4 pages of adverts at rear. Modern three quarter dark brown morocco and green cloth. Teg. Near fine. Item #20589

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