The Mask: A Journal of the Art of the Theatre -- Volume Ten, Number Two April 1924. Edward Gordon Craig.
The Mask: A Journal of the Art of the Theatre -- Volume Ten, Number Two April 1924

The Mask: A Journal of the Art of the Theatre -- Volume Ten, Number Two April 1924

Florence, Italy: Edward Gordon Craig, 1924. Paperback. [6], [47]-94, [6] p., frontispiece and 4 leaves of plates: in-text illustrations; 23 cm. Orange wrappers printed in black, with small strip of matching orange paper on front wrapper below address, bearing price (10 shilling or $2.50). Wrapper title: The Mask: An Illustrated Journal of the Art of the Theatre. Six unpaginated pages of advertisements precede text. Embossed circular stamp of Yale University, Department of Drama Library on front wrapper. Edward Gordon Craig, son of actress Ellen Terry, was a theater director, critic, and theater designer. He published the first international theater periodical, The Mask, from 1908 to 1929. In addition to anonymous and pseudonymous contributions by Craig, contents include: The Decree of Moscow: Translated from the French by Pierre Ramés, and with foreword, comments and notes by John Balance [Craig]; Plays Old and New by Henry Gay Calvin; Il Pianto della Vergine: a Drama by Jacopone Da Todi; On"The Tempest" by Edward Gordon Craig; Some Bibliographical Notes on some Old Plays and Wood Cuts by Felix Urban [Craig]; and reviews of plays. A number of these "authors" were also pseudonyms used by Craig. The final 6 unpaginated pages contain advertisements for theater-related publications. A scarce issue of this important theater publication. In Very Good Condition: wrappers lightly soiled; very slight loss of paper at ends of spine; pages and plates are clean and bright. Very Good. Item #002262

Price: $45.00