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1950-1954 Programmes and Season Books
Some of these programmes were formerly the property of the critic Eric John, and it was his habit to make notes for his reviews on the actual programmes; these are described below as "critical notes"

1950 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Director: Anthony Quayle; with John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Leon Quartermaine, Anthony Quayle, Harry Andrews, Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Jefford

1950: MEASURE FOR MEASURE (SMT)
John Gielgud, Harry Andrews, Barbara Jefford, Alan Badel, Leon Quartermaine, Robert Hardy, Robert Shaw, George Rose, Michael Gwynn, Michael Bates, Maxine Audley, Paul Hardwick; dir:Peter Brook [4pp; 5x7.5; VG; slightly rumpled; uncommon] £4

MEASURE FOR MEASURE Postcard
John Gielgud as Angelo
Postcard Set A No.12 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

1950: JULIUS CAESAR (SMT)
John Gielgud (as Cassius), Anthony Quayle, Harry Andrews, Barbara Jefford, Andrew Cruickshank, Alan Badel, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Robert Hardy, Paul Hardwick, Robert Shaw (as a messenger); dir:Anthony Quayle & Michael Langham [4pp; 5x7.5; slight fading; date written on cover; uncommon] £5

JULIUS CAESAR Postcard
John Gielgud as Cassius
Postcard Set A No.14 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

1950: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (SMT)
John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft, Barbara Jefford, Leon Quartermaine, Alan Badel, Andrew Cruickshank, Paul Hardwick, Robert Shaw, George Rose, Robert Hardy, Maxine Audley; dir:John Gielgud, des:Mariano Andreu [4pp, 5x7.4; light crease; uncommon] £5

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Postcard
John Gielgud as Benedick, Peggy Ashcroft as Beatrice
Postcard Set B No.33 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

1950: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (SMT)
Anthony Eustrel, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Barbara Jefford, Leon Quartermaine, Alan Badel, Andrew Cruickshank, Paul Hardwick, Robert Shaw, George Rose, Robert Hardy, Maxine Audley; dir:John Gielgud, des:Mariano Andreu [4pp, 5x7.4; slightly rumpled; uncommon] £5

1950: KING HENRY VIII (SMT)
Anthony Quayle, Andrew Cruickshank, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Robert Shaw, Alan Badel, Paul Hardwick, Michael Bates, Barbara Jefford, George Rose, Robert Hardy, Maxine Audley; dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp; 5x7.5; uncommon] £5

KING LEAR Postcard
John Gielgud as King Lear, Alan Badel as the Fool
Postcard Set A No.13 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

1950: 1950 SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL THEATRE SOUVENIR
The 1950 productions were MEASURE FOR MEASURE (dir:Brook), HENRY VIII (dir:Guthrie), JULIUS CAESAR (dir:Quayle & Langham), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (dir:Gielgud) and KING LEAR (dir:Quayle & Gielgud). This Souvenir consists almost entirely of superb black and white photographs of these productions. Featured are full page portraits of John Gielgud as Angelo, Peggy Ashcroft, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies as Queen Katharine, Anthony Quayle as Henry VIII, Leon Quartermaine as Buckingham, Harry Andrews as Brutus, and Andrew Cruickshank as Julius Caesar; half-pages portraits (with biographies) of Rosalind Atkinson as Mistress Overdone, Barbara Jefford as Isabella, Michael Gwynn as Provost, George Rose as Pompey, Maxine Audley, Paul Hardwick, Alan Badel, and Nigel Green; further portraits of Tyrone Guthrie, Peter Brook, Michael Langham, John Gielgud, Anthony Quayle, Leslie Bridgewater, Pauline Grant, Leslie Hurry, Mariano Andreu, Tanya Moiseiwitsch, Warwick Armstrong; full-page colour designs for KING LEAR (Leslie Hurry), and JULIUS CAESAR (Warwick Armstrong); and photographic coverage of the Australian Tour.
[32pp, light card cover; 8.75x11; excellent condition] £16

1950 (Mch-Apr): Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE, Vol.3 No.25
An edition of the Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE magazine (incorporating Shakespeare Pictorial); cover photo of The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre; containing Plans for the 1950 Festival: MEASURE FOR MEASURE, HENRY VIII, JULIUS CAESAR, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and KING LEAR (company list, and photos of Anthony Quayle, John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft, and Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies); photos of Leon Quartermaine as Buckingham (HENRY VIII) and Harry Andrews as Macduff (MACBETH), Plans for the Royal Visit to Stratford, Welcome Home from Australia (w.photo of entire Stratford Company disembarking from their plane), The Company's Welcome to Stratford for the 1950 Season Reception (w.photo), photo of interior of Holy Trinity, Stratford-upon-Avon; articles about Shakespeare and Stratford, including Mickleton Manor (w.2 photos), Winter's Tale and Spring Sequel (report on Stratford out of season), Royal Visits of Yesteryear etc. [20pp, 7.25x9.75; small part of penultimate page removed, very slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1950 (May): Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE, Vol.3 No.26
An edition of the Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE magazine; cover photo of Their Royal Highnesses, The King and Queen visiting Stratford; reports on the Royal visit w.8 photos (of the King and Queen, Princess Margaret, Dr.Levi Fox, Colonel Fordham Flower, Lord Iliffe, Anthony Quayle, Mr G Hume and Mr P Donnell), Great Gathering for Poet's Birthday (w.2 photos), Unveiling of a Memorial Window to Sir Frank Benson (w.photo); 3 production photos of HENRY VIII (w.Barbara Jefford, Rosalind Atkinson, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, John Money, Robert Hardy, Anthony Quayle, Geoffrey Bayldon, Paul Hardwick, Brian Brockman, Robert Shaw, Eric Lander, Alan Badel and Timothy Bateson); articles about Shakespeare and Stratford, including Discoveries at the Poet's Birthplace (w.photo), The significance of Mason Croft (w.photo), The "Lost" Beams of Bearley Manor (w.photo), Other Scenes Shakespeare Knew, Piquant Memories of a Royal Day etc. [20pp, 7.25x9.75; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £6

1950 (Jun): Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE, Vol.3 No.27
An edition of the Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE magazine (incorporating Shakespeare Pictorial); cover photo of Robert Hardy, Rosalind Atkinson, Robert Shaw and Leon Quartermaine in MEASURE FOR MEASURE; containing reports on JULIUS CAESAR (w.3 production photos of Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Harry Andrews, Andrew Cruickshank, Timothy Bateson, Michael Gwynn, Percy Herbert, and John Gielgud) directed by Anthony Quayle and Michael Langham, and MEASURE FOR MEASURE (w.2 production photos of Barbara Jefford, John Gielgud, Alan Badel and Hazel Penwarden) directed by Peter Brook; Summertime at Shottery photograph; articles about Shakespeare and Stratford, including Scheme to create Shakespeare Centre at Hall's Croft (w.photo), The gardens of Compton Verney House (w.2 photos), The Famous Birth-Room as it now appears (w.photo), Preparing for the 1951 Festival of Britain etc. [20pp, 7.25x9.75; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £6

1950 (Jul): Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE, Vol.3 No.28
An edition of the Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE magazine (Shakespeareland's own pictorial magazine); cover photo of John Gielgud as Cassius; containing extended interview with John Gielgud; report on MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (w.9 production photos of John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft, Eric Lander, John York, Barbara Jefford, Mairhi Russell, Maxine Audley, Richard Dare, George Rose, Andrew Cruickshank, Leon Quartermaine, Robert Hardy and Harold Kasket); photographs of the magazine's contributors: Collin Brooks, J C Trewin, A K Chesterton; articles about Shakespeare and Stratford, including More Matter with Less Art, please Mr Quayle (by A K Chesterton), Shakespeare's Englishry (by Collin Brooks), Hamlet: Renaissance or Romantic (by Philip Squire), News from Shakespeareland (by E P Ray), Warmington Manor (w.2 photos), Anne Hathaway's Cottage (w.5 photos) etc. [20pp, 7.25x9.75; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £6

1950 (Oct): Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE, Vol.3 [No.31?] Last Issue
An edition of the Stratford-upon-Avon SCENE magazine (Shakespeareland's own pictorial magazine); cover photo of The Stratford Mop, 1950; containing reports on Stratford's Mop (w.2 photos); photos of some of the magazine's contributors (John Brophy and Joseph Leftwich), and Shakespeare's Grammar School; articles about Shakespeare and Stratford, including Shylock, Jew or Clown? (by Joseph Leftwich), Shakespeare at Eton (by John Brophy), Realism in Lear (by Collin Brooks, News from Shakespeareland (by E P Ray), Controversy is Good for the Theatre (G K Chesterton), Stratford Album (by Wendy Monk, w.photo), I plead for Titus (by J C Trewin, w.photo), Where Shakespeare Crept Unwillingly to School (w.5 photo), Old Warwickshire Hall (w.2 photos) etc. [20pp, 7.25x9.75; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £5

1951 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Director: Anthony Quayle; with Michael Redgrave, Anthony Quayle, Harry Andrews, Richard Burton, Hugh Griffith, Alan Badel, Heather Stannard, Hazel Penwarden

1951: RICHARD II (SMT/24 March 1951)
Michael Redgrave (as King Richard the Second), Hugh Griffith (as John Of Gaunt), Harry Andrews (as Henry Bolingbroke), William Fox, Rosalind Atkinson, Jack Gwillim, Basil Hoskins, Leo Ciceri, Ronald Hines, Michael Meacham, Richard Wordsworth, Peter Jackson, Michael Gwynn, Heather Stannard (as Queen to King Richard), Alexander Gauge, Philip Morant, Michael Bates, Geoffrey Bayldon, Robert Hardy (as Hotspur), Brendon Barry, Peter Norris, Raymond Westwell, Duncan Lamont, Peter Williams, Marjorie Steel, Rachel Roberts, Hazel Penwarden, Godfrey Bond, Edward Atienza, Peter Halliday, Peter Henchie, Joan MacArthur, William Squire (as Sir Pierce of Exton), John Gay, Reginald Marsh, Michael Ferrey, Keith Faulkner, Ian Bannen, John Foster, Timothy Harley, Ralph Hallett, Michael Hayes, James Moss, David Orr, Clifford Parrish, Alan Townsend, Kenneth Wynne; dir: Anthony Quayle [4pp, 7.5x10; w.insert; VG] £4

KING RICHARD II Postcard
Michael Redgrave as King Richard II
Postcard Set A No.15 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

1951: HENRY IV Part I (SMT/3 April 1951)
Harry Andrews (as King Henry IV), Richard Burton (as Henry, Prince of Wales), John Gay, Jack Gwillim, Raymond Westwell, Duncan Lamont, Alexander Guage, Michael Redgrave (as Hotspur), Peter Williams, Hugh Griffith, Philip Morant, William Fox, Robert Hardy (as Scroop / Second Traveller), Michael Ferrey, Anthony Quayle (as Sir John Falstaff), Alan Badel, Michael Bates, Peter Halliday, Edward Atienza, Timothy Harley, Godfrey Bond, Ronald Hines, Reginald Marsh, Kenneth Wynne, Peter Henchie, David Orr, Rosalind Atkinson (as Mistress Quickly), Barbara Jefford (as Lady Percy), Sybil Williams, Hazel Penwarden, Joan McArthur, Rachel Roberts, Ian Bannen, Brendon Barry, Leo Ciceri, John Foster, Ralph Hallett, Michael Hayes, Basil Hoskins, Peter Jackson, Michael Morgan, James Moss, Clifford Parrish, Alan Townsend, Keith Faulkner, Robert Sandford; dir:John Kidd and Anthony Quayle [4pp, 7.5x10 w.synopsis insert; VG] £5

1951: HENRY IV Part II (SMT/8 May 1951)
William Squire (as Rumour / Silence), Harry Andrews (as King Henry IV), Richard Burton (as Henry, Prince of Wales), Brendon Barry, John Gay, Michael Meacham, Peter Jackson, Jack Gwillim, Michael Ferrey, Michael Gwynn, Reginald Marsh, Basil Hoskins, Alexander Guage, Robert Hardy (as Scroop), Peter Williams, Peter Norris, Philip Morant, Leo Ciceri, Raymond Westwell, Duncan Lamont, Anthony Quayle (as Sir John Falstaff), Robert Sandford, Michael Bates, Alan Badel (as Poins / Shallow), Richard Wordsworth, Peter Halliday, Timothy Harley, Edward Atienza, Peter Henchie, Kenneth Wynne, Godfrey Bond, Geoffrey Bayldon, Ronald Hines, Joan McArthur, Barbara Jefford (as Lady Percy), Rosalind Atkinson (as Mistress Quickly), Heather Stannard, Rachel Roberts, Marjorie Steel, Sybil Williams, Ian Bannen, Ralph Hallett, Michael Hayes, James Moss, David Orr, Clifford Parrish, Alan Townsend, Keith Faulkner; dir:John Kidd and Anthony Quayle [4pp, 7.5x10 w.synopsis insert; VG] £5

KING HENRY IV Postcard
Anthony Quayle as Falstaff
Postcard Set A No.16 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

KING HENRY IV Postcard
Harry Andrews as Henry IV
Postcard Set A No.17 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

KING HENRY IV Postcard
Richard Burton as Prince Hal
Postcard Set A No.18 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

1951: THE TEMPEST (SMT/26 June 1951)
Jack Gwillim, William Squire, Michael Redgrave (as Prospero), Willliam Fox, Richard Burton (as Ferdinand), Geoffrey Bayldon, Bredon Barry, Alan Townsend, Hugh Griffith (as Caliban), Michael Gwynn, Alexander Gauge, David Orr, Duncan Lamont, John Foster, Michael Hayes, James Moss, Hazel Penwarden, Alan Badel (as Ariel), Heather Stannard, Rachel Roberts (as Ceres), Barbara Jefford (as Juno), Sybil Williams, Wendy Barker, Karin Beattie, Mary Chester, Eileen Elton, Christine Hearne, Patricia Kerry, June Konopasek, Audrey Seed, Ian Bannen, Leo Ciceri, Ralph Hallett, Timothy Harley, Clifford Parrish, Kenneth Wynne, Keith Faulkner, Robert Sandford; dir:Michael Benthall, des:Loudon Sainthill [4pp, 7.5x10; spine partially split, else VG] £3

1951: HENRY V (SMT/31 July 1951)
William Squire (as Chorus), Hugh Griffith (as Archbishop of Canterbury), Edward Atienza, Richard Burton (as Henry V), Michael Meacham, John Gay, Peter Williams, Basil Hoskins, Jack Gwillim, Peter Jackson, Michael Ferrey, Raymond Westwell, Brendon Barry, Ralph Hallett, Godfrey Bond, Reginald Marsh, Robert Hardy (as Fluellen), Geoffrey Bayldon, David Orr, Richard Wordsworth (as Pistol), Michael Bates (as Bates), Kenneth Wynne, Rosalind Atkinson (as Hostess / Alice), Michael Morgan, John Foster, Michael Gwynn (as Charles VI), Alan Badel (as Lewis the Dauphin), Philip Morant, Ronald Hines, William Fox, Alan Townsend, Duncan Lamont, Peter Henchie, Peter Halliday, Peter Norris, Barbara Jefford (as Isabel, Queen of France), Hazel Penwarden (as Katherine), Joan McArthur, Rachel Roberts, Marjorie Steel, Sybil Williams, Ian Bannen, Leo Ciceri, Michael Hayes, James Moss, Clifford Parrish, Keith Faulkner, Robert Sandford; dir:Anthony Quayle [4pp, 7.5x10 w.insert; photo not included; excellent condition] £7

1952 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Director: Anthony Quayle; with Ralph Richardson, Margaret Leighton, Mary Ellis, Anthony Quayle, Michael Hordern, Siobhan McKenna, Lyn Evans, Laurence Harvey, Raymond Westwell, Michael Bates; and in London, John Gielgud, Diana Wynyard, Paul Scofield, Dorothy Tutin

1952: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Phoenix Theatre, London)
Lewis Casson (as Leonato), Trader Faulkner, Diana Wynyard (as Beatrice), Dorothy Tutin (as Hero), Paul Scofield (as Don Pedro), Michael Goodliffe, Robert Hardy (as Claudio), John Gielgud (as Benedick), Paul Hansard, Brewster Mason (as Borachio), Paul Hardwick, Hugh Stewart, Margaret Wolfit, Penelope Munday, Robert Anderson, George Rose (as Dogberry), John Moffatt (as Verges), Norman Bird, Kenneth Edwards, William Patrick, Michael Nightingale, George Howe (as A Friar), John Whiting (as A Sexton), Peter Whitbread, Nicholas Bruce, Denys Graham, Sarah Davies, Gillian Webb, Nona Blair, Chattie Salaman, Churton Fairman, Oliver Cox; dir:John Gielgud, designed by Mariano Andreu [4pp, 5x8; cast list, credits etc.; light crease] £4

1952: CORIOLANUS (SMT)
Anthony Quayle, Mary Ellis, Laurence Harvey, Ian Bannen, Michael Hordern, Siobhan McKenna, Michael Bates, John Turner, Zena Walker, John Nettleton; dir:Glen Byam Shaw [4pp, 7.5x10; fold, light foxing, else VG] £3

1952: THE TEMPEST (SMT)
Ralph Richardson, Michael Hordern, Margaret Leighton; dir:Michael Benthall [4pp, 7.5x10; VG] £4

THE TEMPEST Postcard
Margaret Leighton as Ariel
Postcard Set A No.20 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

1952: VOLPONE - Ben Jonson (SMT)
Ralph Richardson, Anthony Quayle, Michael Hordern; dir:George Devine [4pp, 7.5x10; VG] £4

VOLPONE Postcard
Ralph Richardson as Volpone
Postcard Set A No.19 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

1952: MACBETH (SMT)
Ralph Richardson, Margaret Leighton, Siobhan McKenna; dir:Gielgud [4pp, 7.5x10; VG] £4

1952: AS YOU LIKE IT (SMT)
Laurence Harvey, Margaret Leighton, Michael Hordern; dir:Glen Byam Shaw [4pp, 7.5x10; VG] £4

AS YOU LIKE IT Postcard
Margaret Leighton as Rosalind
Postcard Set A No.21 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

1952: SEASON BROCHURE for September 1st to November 1st (SMT)
Brochure containing Company List, Production Credits for all the 1952 productions, Schedule of Performances for last nine weeks of the season, Booking information, Prices, Transport, Theatre information etc. [20pp, 3.6x4.9; VG; extremely uncommon] £5

1952: 1952 SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL THEATRE SOUVENIR
The 1952 productions were CORIOLANUS (dir:Glen Byam Shaw), THE TEMPEST (dir:Michael Benthall), AS YOU LIKE IT (dir:Glen Byam Shaw), MACBETH (dir:John Gielgud), VOLPONE (dir:George Devine). This Souvenir consists almost entirely of superb black and white photographs of these productions. Featured are full page portraits of Ralph Richardson, Margaret Leighton as Ariel, Anthony Quayle as Coriolanus, Mary Ellis as Volumnia, Michael Hordern, and Siobhan McKenna as Virgilia; half-pages portraits (with biographies) of Glen Byam Shaw, Michael Benthall, John Gielgud, George Devine, Lyn Evans as Stephano, Laurence Harvey as Tullus Aufidius, Raymond Westwell as Comminius, and Michael Bates as Trinculo; further portraits (with biographies) of Kenneth Rowell, Michael Northern, Joan MacArthur, Alexander Davion, Philip Morant, Jack Gwillim, Zena Walker, Powys Thomas, David Dodimead, and Mervyn Blake; full pages on the designers Malcolm Pride (with 4 designs), Loudon Sainthill (5 designs) and Margaret Harris (5 designs); monochrome designs for Macbeth and Lady Macbeth (Rowell); full-page colour designs for Macduff (Rowell) and Jacques (Motley); 7 photographs of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at the Phoenix Theatre, London; 5 photographs of the 1951 HISTORY PLAY CYCLE, with Michael Redgrave, Richard Burton, Anthony Quayle and Harry Andrews; and 4 cartoons of the 1951 Season (by Ronald Searle and Giles).
[32pp, light card cover; 8.75x11; excellent condition] £16

1953 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Directors: Anthony Quayle and Glen Byam Shaw; with Peggy Ashcroft, Marius Goring, Yvonne Mitchell, Harry Andrews, Rachel Kempson, Michael Redgrave

1953: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (SMT)
Marius Goring, Yvonne Mitchell, Robert Shaw, Joan Sanderson, Nigel Davenport, Michael Warre, Tony Britton, Basil Hoskins, Donald Pleasence; dir:George Devine [4pp, 7.5x10; VG] £3

1953: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (SMT)
Michael Redgrave, Peggy Ashcroft, Harry Andrews, Yvonne Mitchell, Robert Shaw, Charles Gray; dir:Denis Carey, music:Julian Slade [4pp, 7.5x10; VG] £5

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Postcard
Michael Redgrave as Shylock
Postcard Set A No.23 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Postcard
Peggy Ashcroft as Portia
Postcard Set A No.25 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

1953: RICHARD III (SMT)
Marius Goring, Rachel Kempson, Harry Andrews, Yvonne Mitchell; dir:Glen Byam Shaw [4pp w.insert; 7.5x10; minor marks, else VG] £4

1953: The Tragedy of ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (SMT)
Michael Redgrave (as Antony), Marius Goring (as Octavius Caesar), Donald Pleasence (as Lepidus/Diomedes), Tony Britton (as Sextus Pomeius), Michael Warre, Michael Turner, Harry Andrews (as Enobarbus), Michael Hayes, Philip Morant, Jerome Willis, David O'Brien, Peter Duguid, George Hart, Peter Norris, Bernard Kay, William Peacock, Donald Eccles, John Bushelle, Robert Shaw (as Dolabella), Denys Graham, Powys Thomas, Alan Townsend, Mervyn Blake, Gareth Jones, James Wellman, Peggy Ashcroft (as Cleopatra), Rachel Kempson (as Octavia), Jean Wilson, Mary Watson, Diana Chadwick, Marigold Charlesworthy, Anthony Adams, Dennis Clinton, James Culliford, Nigel Davenport, John Glendenning, Charles Gray, Charles Howard, Peter Johnson, David King, Cavan Malone, Richard Martin, John Roberts, Robert Scroggins, Raymond Sherry; dir:Glen Byam Shaw, designed by Motley, incidental music composed by Antony Hopkins [4pp, 7.5x10; light horizontal bend, else VG] £4

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA Postcard
Michael Redgrave as Antony, Peggy Ashcroft as Cleopatra
Postcard Set A No.24 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA Postcard
Peggy Ashcroft as Cleopatra
Postcard Set B No.26 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

1953: The Tragedy of KING LEAR (SMT)
Harry Andrews (as Kent), Noel Howlett (as Gloucester), Robert Shaw (as Edmund), Michael Redgrave (as King Lear), Joan Sanderson (as Goneril), Michael Warre, Rachel Kempson (as Regan), Powys Thomas, Yvonne Mitchell (as Cordelia), David King, Michael Hayes, Basil Hoskins (as Edgar), Donald Pleasence, Bernard Kay, Philip Morant, Marius Goring (as Fool), William Peacock, Mervyn Blake, James Wellman, Peter Duguid, Donald Eccles, Michael Turner, John Glendenning, Peter Johnson, Alan Townsend, Jerome Willis, George Hart, Charles Gray, Dennis Clinton, James Culliford, Nigel Davenport, Denys Graham, Charles Howard, Gareth Jones, Cavan Malone, Richard Martin, John Roberts, Raymond Sherry; dir:George Devine [4pp, 7.5x10; VG] £5

KING LEAR Postcard
Michael Redgrave as King Lear, Marius Goring as the Fool
Postcard Set A No.22 [4"x6"; VG] 50p

1953: SEASON BROCHURE for August 31st to October 31st (SMT)
Brochure containing Company List, Production Credits for all the 1953 productions, Schedule of Performances for last nine weeks of the season, Booking information, Prices, Transport, Theatre information etc. [20pp, 3.6x4.9; extremely uncommon; VG] £5

1953: 1953 SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL THEATRE SOUVENIR (CORONATION SEASON)
The 1953 productions were MERCHANT OF VENICE (dir:Carey), RICHARD III (dir:Glen Byam Shaw), ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (dir:Glen Byam Shaw), TAMING OF THE SHREW (dir:George Devine), KING LEAR (dir:George Devine). This Souvenir consists almost entirely of superb black and white photographs of these productions. Featured are full page portraits of Peggy Ashcroft as Portia, Michael Redgrave as Shylock, Marius Goring as Richard III, Yvonne Mitchell, Harry Andrews as Antonio (MERCHANT), and Rachel Kempson; half-pages portraits (with biographies) of Glen Byam Shaw, George Devine, Denis Carey, Hutchinson Scott, Vivienne Kernot, Margaret Harris, and Robert Colquhoun; further portraits (with biographies) of Noel Howlett as Edward IV, Tony Britton as Bassanio, Michael Warre as Clarence, Donald Pleasance as Lancelot Gobbo, Robert Shaw as Gratiano, Basil Hoskins as Richmond, Joan Sanderson as Queen Margaret, Powys Thomas as Duncan, John Bushelle as Derby, Donald Eccles as Rivers, Philip Morant as Volsce Senator, Peter Norris, Mervyn Blake as Corin, James Wellman as Adam, and David O'Brien; full-page colour designs for Lucentio (Kernot) and King Lear (Colquhoun); full-page colour cartoon by Ronald Searle of Anthony Quayle as Falstaff; with section about Tour of Australia and New Zealand, including 19 photographs featuring Vivien Leigh, Peggy Ashcroft, Laurence Olivier, Edith Evans, Rachel Kempson, Margaret Leighton, Anthony Quayle, Barbara Jefford, Keith Michell, Leo McKern, etc.
[32pp; gold card cover; 8.75x11; centre pages loose, else excellent condition] £17

1953: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (Princes Theatre, London)
Michael Redgrave, Peggy Ashcroft, Harry Andrews, Marius Goring, Rachel Kempson, Donald Pleasence, Robert Shaw, Nigel Davenport, Charles Gray; dir:Glen Byam Shaw, music:Antony Hopkins [12pp, 4.75x7.25; light marks, else VG] £4

1953-54: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (London, The Hague, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Brussels, Paris)
Excellent souvenir of the European Tour of this production; with 8 vivid production photos, full-page portraits of Michael Redgrave and Peggy Ashcroft (as Antony and Cleopatra), Michael Redgrave (as Antony), Marius Goring (as Octavius Caesar), Peggy Ashcroft (as Cleopatra), Rachel Kempson (as Octavia), Peggy Ashcroft (as Portia in The Merchant of Venice), Michael Redgrave and Marius Goring (as King Lear and The Fool), Marius Goring (as Richard III), Harry Andrews (as Henry IV), Anthony Quayle and Glen Byam Shaw; quarter-page portraits (with commentaries) of Glen Byam Shaw, Margaret Harris, Antony Hopkins, Michael Warre, Tony Britton, Donald Pleasence, Robert Shaw, Donald Eccles (as Maecenas), Jean Wilson (as Charmian), John Bushelle (as Agrippa), Powys Thomas, Philip Morant, Mary Watson, Peter Norris, Mervyn Blake, James Wellman, David O'Brien, Alan Townsend, William Peacock, Bernard Kay, Jerome Willis, and Peter Duguid; production directed by Glen Byam Shaw, designed by Motley, music by Antony Hopkins, choreography by Pauline Grant; company list, credits etc. [28pp, 8.75x11.2; gold card cover; very slightly rumpled, else excellent condition] £16

1954 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Directors: Anthony Quayle and Glen Byam Shaw; with Anthony Quayle, Barbara Jefford, Keith Michell, Laurence Harvey, Muriel Pavlow, Zena Walker, William Devlin

1954: OTHELLO (SMT)
Anthony Quayle, Raymond Westwell, William Devlin, Barbara Jefford, Tony Britton, Ian Bannen, Ian Holm, Beverley Cross, James Villiers; dir:Anthony Quayle [4pp, 7.5x10; VG] £3

1954: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (SMT)
Keith Michell, Barbara Jefford, Anthony Quayle, Zena Walker, Tony Britton, Ian Bannen, Beverley Cross, James Villiers; dir:George Devine [4pp, 7.5x10; VG] £3

1954: ROMEO AND JULIET (SMT)
Laurence Harvey (as Romeo), Zena Walker (as Juliet), Tony Britton (as Mercutio), Ian Bannen, Ian Holm (as Paris's Page), Geoffrey Bayldon, John Turner, Keith Michell (as Tybalt), William Devlin (as Capulet), Raymond Westwell, Donald Pickering (as Paris), Rosalind Atkinson (as Nurse), Leo McKern (as Friar Lawrence), James Grout, Beverley Cross, James Villiers; dir:Glen Byam Shaw [4pp, 7.5x10; light horizontal crease, else VG] £4

1954: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (SMT)
Keith Michell, Barbara Jefford, Leo McKern, Ian Bannen, James Grout, Rosalind Atkinson, William Devlin, James Villiers, Basil Hoskins, John Turner, Raymond Westwell, Muriel Pavlow, Edward Atienza, Geoffrey Bayldon, Beverley Cross; dir:George Devine [4pp, 7.5x10; VG] £4

1954: TROILUS AND CRESSIDA (SMT)
James Grout, Geoffrey Bayldon, Rosalind Atkinson, Raymond Westwell (as Hector), Basil Hoskins (as Paris), David King, Timothy Parkes, Laurence Harvey (as Troilus), Jean Wilson (as Cassandra), Jan Bashford, John Turner, Powys Thomas, Ian Mullins, Peter Duguid, David O'Brien, Ian Holm (as Servant to Troilus), Anthony Quayle (as Pandarus), Muriel Pavlow (as Cressida), Edward Atienza, Barbara Jefford (as Helen), William Devlin (as Agamemnon), Philip Morant, Mervyn Blake, Leo McKern (as Ulysses), James Grout, Keith Michell (as Achilles), Jerome Willis, Bernard Kay, Tony Britton (as Thersites), Stanley Wheeler, Wendy Aitken, Jill Cary, Jane Holland, Jean Morley, Geoffrey Adams, Philip Anthony, Ian Bannen, Richard Coe, Beverley Cross, Ron Haddrick, George Hart, Kevin Miles, Raymond Sherry, Donald Pickering, James Villiers, Frank Waters; dir:Glen Byam Shaw, music:Antony Hopkins [4pp, 7.5x10; VG] £4

1954: SEASON BROCHURE for August 30th to October 30th (SMT)
Brochure containing Company List, Production Credits for all the 1954 productions, Schedule of Performances for last nine weeks of the season, Booking information, Prices, Transport, Theatre information etc. [20pp, 3.6x4.9; extremely uncommon; VG] £5

1954: 1954 SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL THEATRE SOUVENIR
This souvenir contains over 35 excellent photographs; the 1954 plays were OTHELLO (dir:Anthony Quayle), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (dir:George Devine), ROMEO AND JULIET (dir:Glen Byam Shaw), THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (dir:George Devine), TROILUS AND CRESSIDA (dir:Glen Byam Shaw); there are full-page photographic portraits of Anthony Quayle as Othello, Barbara Jefford as Desdemona, Laurence Harvey, Muriel Pavlow as Titania, Keith Michell as Theseus, Leo McKern as Quince, Tony Britton as Cassio, William Devlin as Brabantio, Rosalind Atkinson, Raymond Westwell as Iago, Powys Thomas as Oberon, and Zena Walker; smaller illustrations of Joan McArthur, Basil Hoskins, Jean Wilson, David O'Brien, Geoffrey Bayldon, Philip Morant, Mervyn Blake, Edward Atienza, Peter Duguid, Ian Bannen, James Grout, Bernard Kay, Marius Goring, Rachel Kempson, and Harry Andrews; portraits of the producers George Devine, Glen Byam Shaw, Anthony Quayle, and the designers Margaret Harris, Malcolm Pride, Tanya Moiseiwitsch, Vivienne Kernot; two colour costume renderings; commentary on the 1953 tour of Antony and Cleopatra etc. [32pp, stiffened cover; 8.75x11.25; slightly rumpled, a few light marks, otherwise very good condition; an uncommon souvenir] £19

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