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CLASSIC PLAYS: 1960-1969

Classic Plays: 1960

1960: CANDIDA - George Bernard Shaw (Wyndhams)
Michael Denison, Dulcie Gray, Gillian Raine, Ken Wynne, Jeremy Spenser; dir:Frank Hauser [16pp; photos] £2

1960: THE PROPOSAL - Anton Chekhov, and MISS JULIE - August Strindberg (Lyric, Hammersmith)
Diane Cilento, Cameron Hall, Hilda Braid, Leon Peers, Pamela Pitchford; dir:Leila Blake [20pp; interesting articles and photos] £3

Classic Plays: 1961

1961: HAMLET (Strand)
Oxford Playhouse production: Gilbert Vernon, Bernard Kilby, Norman Henry, William Abney, Robert Crewdson, Robert Eddison (as Polonius), Ronald Hines (as Laertes), Jeremy Brett (as Hamlet), Joseph O'Conor (as Claudius), Helen Cherry (as Gertrude), Rikki Howson, Linda Gardner (as Ophelia), John Church, Jeanne Le Bars, Richard Easton, David White, Victor Maddern, Lionel Wheeler, Anne Bickerstaff, Robert Thornton, Adrianne Myers, Conrad Monk, William Stephens, Michael Earl, Max Latimer; dir:Frank Hauser [16pp, 4.9x7.3; cast list, programme notes, 7 cast and company photos, cast biographies, credits etc.; notable cast; VG] £4

1961: THE CHANGELING - Thomas Middleton and William Rowley (Royal Court)
English Stage Company production: Peter Duguid, David William, Alan Howard (as Alonzo), Jeremy Brett (as Alsemero), Derek Newark, John Blatchley, Norman Rossington, Roland Curram, Robin Ray, Charles Kay, Robert Shaw (as De Flores), Mary Ure (as Beatrice-Joanna), Annette Crosbie, Zoe Caldwell, Pauline Munro, Rita Tushingham, Robin Chapman, Derek Fuke, Basil Moss, Morris Perry; dir:Tony Richardson, music by Raymond Leppard [20pp, 4.8x7.1; cast list, programme notes, cast biographies, credits etc.; notable cast; VG] £4

1961: THE GENTLEMAN DANCING MASTER - William Wycherley (Golders Green Hippodrome)
Athene Seyler, Valentine Dyall, Alan MacNaughtan, Hazel Penwarden; dir:James Gillhouley, music:John Dalby [12pp; cast, biographies; light vertical bend, minor marks, else VG] £2

1961 (Aug): 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE - John Ford (Mermaid)
Kenneth Edwards, Edward de Souza (as Giovanni), John Woodvine (as Vasques), Richard Dare, Douglas Muir, Jerry Verno, David Sumner, Patience Collier, Zena Walker (as Annabella), Stephen Thorne, Jeremy Geidt, Keith Williams, Anthea Lynex, Barbara Barnett, David William, Patrick Crean, Ronald Robinson, Ron Welling, Norma Shebbeare, Caroline Smith, Ronald Porter, Gaynor Owen, Claire Wilkinson; dir:David Thompson [32pp, 4.8x8; cast list, extensive articles, cast photos and biographies etc.; VG] £4

1961 (Feb): JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN - Henrik Ibsen (Mermaid)
Bernard Miles, Josephine Wilson, Freda Jackson, James Bolam; dir:Julius Gellner [36pp, 5x8; biographies, photos, illustrated articles etc.; VG] £4

1961: THE WAKEFIELD MYSTERY PLAYS (Mermaid)
Martin Matthews, Donald Eccles, Graham Curnow, Louanne Harvey, Stuart Hutchison, Rodney Burke, Ronald Pember, Daniel Thorndike, Susan Engel, John Woodvine, Dan Meaden, Sheila Reid, Richard Mayes, Gloria Dolskie, Edward de Souza, Derek Ware, Leonard Fenton, James Bolam (as Jesus); dir:Colin Ellis and Sally Miles [48pp, 5x8; extensive illustrated articles etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1961 (Jun): THE TEMPEST (Vanbrugh Theatre)
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: Michael Jones/Michael Jackson (as Prospero), Judi Bloom/Joan Taylor (as Miranda), Sylvia Vickers/Rita Buckley (as Ariel), Anthony Boden/Eric Young (as Caliban), Robert Carson, David Warner (as Stephano), Ian McShane; dir:John Fernald [12pp, 7x9.75; minor marks, small tear on back cover, else VG; uncommon] £4

Classic Plays: 1962

1962 (Feb): KREUTZER SONATA - Leo Tolstoy, adapt. Lovell and Watt (Pembroke Theatre, Croydon)
Roderick Lovell, Hannah Watt, dir:Ellen Pollock [12pp; light horizontal crease, else VG] £3

1962 (Oct): EASTWARD HO! - Ben Jonson, George Chapman and John Marston (Mermaid)
Sydney Bromley, Stephen Moore, Sheila Reid, Cardew Robinson, Margot Lister, Aubrey Morris, Juan Moreno; dir:Josephine Wilson, Denys Palmer [32pp, 4.75x8; illustrated articles etc.; VG] £4

1962 (Nov): THE WITCH OF EDMONTON - Thomas Dekker, William Rowley and John Ford (Mermaid)
Ruby Head, Melvyn Hayes, William Lucas, Edward Jewesbury, Erik Chitty, Timothy Bateson, Ronald Herdman, Juan Moreno; dir:Bernard Miles [32pp, 4.75x8; illustrated articles etc.; VG] £4

1962: THE ALCHEMIST - Ben Jonson (Tour)
Century Theatre production: Anthony Douse, Stanley Lebor, Joan Macdonald, David Dalton, David Jarrett, Henry Caddow, John Rapley, Ian Curteis, Dennis Adams, Kate Lansbury, Ralph H. Wylam, Freda Railton; dir:Ian Curteis [12pp, 5x8; cast list, programme notes, credits etc.; VG] £3

Classic Plays: 1963

1963: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (Library Theatre, Manchester)
Robert Eddison, Georgine Anderson, Sebastian Breaks, Bernard Holley, Angela Down, Thomasine Heiner; dir:Oliver Neville [12pp; cast, scenes, credits etc.; VG] £3

1963 (Jun): MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Open Air, Regent's Park)
Ann Morrish, Denis Quilley, David King, Jill Dixon, John Justin, Edgar Wreford, Bernard Lloyd, Sebastian Breaks, Michael Blakemore, James Ottaway, Richard Kane; dir:David William [20pp, 4.9x7.25; cast, notes, biographies; VG] £4

1963: TREASURE ISLAND - Robert Louis Stevenson (Mermaid)
Fergus McClelland/David Baxter, Ronald Pember, Ronald Herdman, Joss Ackland, John Pickles, Keith James, John McKelvey, Kevin Stoney, Malcolm Rogers, Jack Spratt, Richard Fraser, Hector Ross, Fredric Abbott, Robert Gillespie, Keith James, Patrick Crean, John Gay, Robert Burlington, John Cater; dir:Colin Ellis [32pp, 5x7.9; cast list, extensive notes, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1963 (Jul): THE PROVOK'D WIFE - Sir John Vanbrugh (Vaudeville Theatre)
Prospect production: Eileen Atkins, Ann Bell, June Brown, Dinsdale Landen, Trevor Martin, John Warner, Antony Brown, Edward Hardwicke; dir:Toby Robertson [12pp, 6.5x8.9; VG] £4

Classic Plays: 1964

1964: EDWARD II - Christopher Marlowe (New Arts)
Leicester Phoenix Theatre Company: Richard Kay (as Edward II), Nicholas Wright, Peter Rocca, Anthony Hopkins (as Lancaster / Gurney / Abbot), Rex Robinson, David Lloyd Meredith, Hal Hamilton, John Cheffins, Kenneth Farrington, John Quentin (as Gaveston), John Quarmby, Robert Morris, Gavin Reed, Jonathan Newth (for Ron Bridges), Derek Wright, Peter Rose, Hilary Hardiman (as Queen Isabella), Brigid Panet; dir:Clive Perry, associate director: Nicholas Barter [8pp, 5.5x8.4; cast, notes etc.; w.substitution slip; date on cover (9 July 1964), light vertical bend, punch-holes, else VG] £3

1964: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park)
Wolfe Morris, Zoe Hicks, Michael Bland, Peter Whitbread, John Castle, Richard Kane, David King, Arthur Howard, Christopher Burgess, Sheila Ballantine (as Katherina), Amanda Reiss, Edward Atienza, Dinsdale Landen (as Petruchio), Trevor Peacock, Henry Manning, John Wyse, Simon Carter, John Gay, Langton Jones, Zoe Hicks, Marian Desmond, Althea Stewart, Brian McGrellis, Michael Bland, Peter Donaldson, Martin Cort, Simon Carter; dir:Vladek Sheybal [20pp, 5x7.4; cast, notes, biographies etc.; VG] £3

1964: HEDDA GABLER - Henrik Ibsen, translated by Max Faber (St.Martin's)
Jean Anderson, Betty Woolfe, George Cole, Joan Greenwood, Gillian Raine, Andre Morell, Maurice Good; dir:Minos Volonakis [24pp, 4.75x7.4; cast, notes, biographies etc.; VG] £3

1964: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury)
Alexander John, Maryann Turner, Brian Poyser, Pamela Craig, David Jarrett, Peter Noel Cook, Vivien Sherrard, Terence Gratton, Keith Taylor, Robert French, Alex Ward, Geoffrey Colville, Barrie Houghton, Anthony Kenyon, Sylvia Jesesson, Ralph Gruskin, Lynne Ashcroft; dir:Ann Stutfield [8pp, 4.9x7.4; cast list, note, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £2

1964: GREAT EXPECTATIONS - Charles Dickens, (Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury)
Alexander John, Tony Healey, Ian Daniels, David Gale, Maryann Turner, Gerry Gibbons, Terence Gratton, Roy Semley, Owen Berry, Alex Ward, Lynne Ashcroft, Vivien Sherrard, Ralph Gruskin, Robert French, Lorraine Peters, Peter Noel Cook; dir:Ann Stutfield [8pp, 4.9x7.4; cast list, note, credits etc.; light vertical bend, else VG] £2

1964: THE BACCHAE - Euripides, trans. Kenneth Cavander (Mermaid)
Barrie Ingham, Joss Ackland, John Woodvine, John Wyse, Stephen Moore, Jerry Verno, Josephine Wilson; dir:Bernard Miles, music:Alexander Goehr, sets:David Myerscough Jones, costumes:Ariane Gastambide [32pp; cast, credits, illustrated articles etc.; ticket stapled to cover (20 Feb '64); VG] £4

1964: 400 SHAKESPEARE AT THE MERMAID - 1964 Season Brochure (Mermaid)
Brochure for 'A Season of Elizabethan and Jacobean plays, performed in celebration of the Shakespeare Quatercentenary'; the plays performed were MACBETH, THE CANKER AND THE ROSE, THE MAID'S TRAGEDY, and THE SHOEMAKER'S HOLIDAY, directed by Julius Gellner, Bernard Miles and David William; brochure contains photos of the company; reviews of 'The Shoemaker's Holiday' w.photos; numerous illustrated articles, including 'Aristotle's Rules of the Tragic Drama', Edward Gordon Craig on 'Macbeth'; and notes on Beaumont and Fletcher, Shakespeare and a Nightgown, Thomas Dekker, and the Fight Sequences etc. etc. [40pp, 5x8; VG] £5

1964: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Library Theatre, Manchester)
Robert Eddison, Georgine Anderson, Michael Meacham, Dan MacDonald, Thomasine Heiner, Pat Keen, Kendrick Owen, Bernard Holley, Antony Linford; dir:Oliver Neville [16pp; cast, scenes, biographies etc.; VG] £3

1964: TWELFTH NIGHT (Oxford Playhouse)
Oxford University Dramatic Society: Annabel Leventon, Michael Johnson, Oliver Davies [AKA Oliver Ford Davies] (as Antonio), Paul Collins, Michael Emrys-Jones, David Aukin (as Malvolio), Doug Fisher, Janet Watts, Ann James; dir:Michael Rudman [16pp, 5.5x8.4; cast, credits etc.; VG] £4

1964: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING OSCAR (Gate Theatre Tour)
Micheal Mac Liammoir; dir:Hilton Edwards [6pp triple-fold; order of events, photo and biography of Mac Liammoir, programme notes etc.; VG] £3

1964: THREE SISTERS - Anton Chekhov, new English version by Randall Jarrell (Morosco Theatre, New York)
Actors Studio Theatre production: Geraldine Page, Kevin McCarthy, Peggy Feury, Shirley Knight, Luther Adler, Robert Loggia, James Olsen, Tamara Daykarhanova, Salem Ludwig, Brooks Morton, Janice Mars, Michael Wager, Albert Paulsen, Barbara Baxley, John Harkins, David Paulsen; dir:Lee Strasberg [20pp, 6x9; Playbill programme; cast list, synopsis of scenes, biographies, credits etc.; staples missing, else VG] £3

1964: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow)
Martin Heller, Hamish Wilson, Anne Kristen (as Beatrice), Hannah Gordon, Roy Boutcher, Stephen MacDonald (as Benedick), Roy Spencer, Roderick Horn, Glenn Williams, Alec Monteath, Alex McCrindle, Janet Michael, Ros Drinkwater, Clem Ashby, Phil McCall, Alistair Colledge, Brian Ellis, Ian Halliburton, James Gibson, Colin Miller, Rosemary Turnbull, Colin Campbell; dir:Eric Jones [24pp, 5.8x9.25; cast list, illustrated programme notes, credits etc.; VG] £3

Classic Plays: 1965

1965: AN IDEAL HUSBAND - Oscar Wilde (Strand)
Gillian Raine, Anne Cameron, John Atkinson, Roger Livesey, Dulcie Gray, Perlita Neilson, Ursula Jeans, Margaret Lockwood, Richard Dennis, Michael Denison, Keith Bowles, Richard Todd, Cyril Wheeler, Martin Fowler, Lesley Lee; dir:James Roose-Evans [16pp; 9 biographies w.photos; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1965: MAN AND SUPERMAN - G B Shaw (New Arts)
Alan Badel, Sian Phillips, Zena Walker, Marie Lohr [8pp] £2

1965: KING LEAR (Oxford Playhouse)
Oxford University Dramatic Society: Clive Mitchell, Simon Brett, David Wood, Alison Skilbeck, Dick Alford, Tom Bewley, Gerald Donaldson, Susan Solomon, Pauline Burton, Sheila Dawson; dir: Peter Bayley [16pp; biographies, photos, articles; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1965: OEDIPUS TYRANNUS - Sophocles (Arts Theatre, Cambridge)
The Cambridge University Greek Play: Malcolm Hardman, Clare Ballantyne, Roger Vignoles, Peter Burtt-Jones; dir:George Rylands/Alan Ker, music:Philip Radcliffe [16pp, 7x9.25; cast, credits, articles etc.; ticket stapled to cover; VG] £4

Classic Plays: 1966

1966 (7-21 Dec): HAMLET (Theatre Royal, Bristol)
Bristol Old Vic Company: Desmond Stokes, Timothy Davies, Frank Barrie, Bryan Robson, Christopher Burgess (as Ghost), John Franklyn Robbins (as Claudius), Madge Ryan (as Gertrude), Frank Middlemass (as Polonius), Gawn Grainger (as Laertes), Tom Durham, Roger Hockley, Richard Pasco (as Hamlet), Barbara Leigh-Hunt (as Ophelia), Arthur Blake, Richard Glyn Lewis, Georgine Anderson, Marcia Warren, Joan Morrow, Francis Wallis, Norman Eshley, Philip Taylor, Richard Jones Barry, Anthony Kyle, Christopher Serle, Judy Matheson, Janet Key, Diana Berriman, Clark Kirby, Christopher Miles, Charles McKeown; dir:Val May [12pp, 4.9x9; cast list, credits etc.; VG] £4

1966: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park)
John Turner, Laura Graham, Lisle Jones, Michael Wisher, Fidelma Murphy, David de Freitas, Jonathan Newth, Caroline Blakiston, John Warner, Russell Hunter (as Bottom), Bill Kenwright (as Flute), Bob Hornery, Stephen Edwards, Bernard Holley, Pamela Buckle, Bernard Hopkins (as Puck), Louise Breslin, Edgar Wreford (as Oberon), Joanna Royce, Joseph McKeown, Leslie Mould, Alison Brown, Diane Fletcher, Rosemary Hector, Frances Jeater, Barbara Roberts, Terry Connelly, Constantin de Goguel, Ellis Jones, Michael Sugden; dir:Michael Meacham [20pp, 4.9x7.3; cast, synopsis, programme notes, biographies, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1966 (Apr): THE MISER and THE IMAGINARY INVALID - Moliere, adapted by Max Loding (Mermaid)
Duncan Macrae, Bernard Miles, Patsy Rowlands, Daniel Thorndike, Russell Hunter; dir:Julius Gellner [32pp, 5x8; attractive programme, containing notes, illustrated articles etc.; VG] £4

1966: THE THUNDERBOLT - Arthur Wing Pinero (Arts Theatre)
Carl Bernard, Sheila Keith, Peggy Thorpe-Bates, Martin Boddey, Arthur Brough; dir:Jordan Lawrence [8pp; cast, scenes, notes etc.; VG] £2

1966: THE BIRDWATCHER - Georges Feydeau, translated by Richard Cottrell (Hampstead Theatre Club)
John Bown, Michael Bates, Trevor Baxter, Peter Furnell, Michael Anthony, Drew Wood, Stephen Walker, Prunella Scales, Sylvia Coleridge, Diana Bruce; dir:Richard Cottrell [12pp, 5.5x8.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £2

1966: LET'S GET A DIVORCE! - Victorien Sardou and Emile de Najac (Comedy)
Fenella Fielding, Hugh Paddick, Barry Foster, Ken Wynne, Carmen Silvera, Joan Sanderson, Eric Thompson, Daniel Thorndike, Patsy Rowlands; dir:Robin Midgeley [36pp, 6x9; 6 production photos, cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits etc.; VG] £3

1966: THE WINTER'S TALE (Assembly Hall, Edinburgh)
Pop Theatre production: Laurence Harvey, Moira Redmond, Jane Asher, David Weston, Esmond Knight, David Sumner, Simon Orr, Cherry Morris, Janet Moffatt, David Orr, Alan Foss, Diana Churchill, Edward Jewesbury, Michael Irving, Terry Palmer, Gavin Reed, John Gray, Jim Dale, Joanna Wake, Joy Ring, Charmian Eyre, Suzanne Mockler, Patricia Kneale, Tom Baker, John Truscott, Ian Dempsey, David Pia, Neil Henderson; dir:Frank Dunlop [12pp, 4x10; cast list, biographies, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1966: THE WINTER'S TALE (Cambridge Theatre)
Pop Theatre production: Laurence Harvey, Moira Redmond, Jane Asher, David Weston, Esmond Knight, David Sumner, Frank Barry, Cherry Morris, Monica Maughan, David Orr, Dan Caulfield, Alan Foss, Diana Churchill, Edward Jewesbury, Michael Irving, Paul Marklew, Gavin Reed, Tom Baker, John Gray, Jim Dale, Joanna Wake, Joy Ring, Charmian Eyre, Suzanne Mockler, Gavin Reed, Michael Murray, Denis Duval, Dale Farrow, Michael Ounsted, Ray Tanva; dir:Frank Dunlop [6.75x9.6; 16pp; photos etc.; minor marks, slightly rumpled, else VG] £2

Classic Plays: 1967

1967: TREASURE ISLAND - R L Stevenson, version by Mark Woolgar (Little Theatre, Bristol)
Bristol Old Vic comapny: Alan Moore, Martin Friend, Stephen Hawkins (as Jim Hawkins), Jacqueline Da Costa, Ian Marter, Philip Taylor, Christopher Miles, Brian Ralph, Michael Hayes, Miles Hoyle, Norman Tyrrell, Frederick Birch, Graham T Rees, Frank Barrie (as Long John Silver), Lance Thomas, David Rickard, Patrick Horne, Desmond Stokes, David Calder, Manolo Santos; dir:Antony Tuckey [12pp, 5x9; cast list, synopsis of scenes, programme notes, credits etc.; VG] £3

1967: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park)
Peter Whitbread, Helen Ryan, Michael Wisher, Nicola Pagett, Raymond Burke, Paul Harper, Jennie Woodford, James Ottaway, Peter Bayliss, Jonathan Cecil, Bernard Hopkins, Jill Dixon, Edgar Wreford; dir:Michael Meacham [20pp, 4.9x7.25; cast, synopsis, programme notes, credits etc.; VG] £4

1967: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY - Oscar Wilde (Palace Theatre, Watford)
William Simons, Guy Slater, Christopher Gable, Aileen Raymond, Gerald Taylor, Anna Wing, Ellen Sheean, Ros Drinkwater, Peter Cleall, Michael Fleming, Elizabeth Berger, Ian Ribbens; dir:Giles Havergal [12pp, 5x8.5; cast, credits, notes etc.; VG] £3

1967: THE SOLDIER'S FORTUNE - Thomas Otway (Royal Court)
Maurice Roeves, Charles Thomas, Roger Foss, Wallas Eaton, Sheila Hancock, Elizabeth Bell, Arthur Lowe, Bridget Turner, John Nettles, Toby Salaman, Richard Vanstone, Bernard Gallagher, John Shepherd, Peter Wyatt, Peter John; dir:Peter Gill [24pp, 5.5x8.6; cast, credits, extensive articles etc.; VG] £4

1967: LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN - Oscar Wilde (Phoenix)
Coral Browne, Isabel Jeans, Douglas Byng, Ronald Lewis, Juliet Mills, Geoffrey King, Roy Boyd, Carolyn Montagu, John Humphry, George Desmond, Maria Warburg, Martin Aubrey, Billie Hill, Anne Sherwin, Peter Jackson, Jacqueline Lacey, Anthony Roye, Terence Bayler, Molly Veness, Corin Redgrave, Celestine Randall; dir:Anthony Quayle, des:Cecil Beaton [24pp, 6x9; 7 production photos, cast, cast list, synopsis of scenes, biographies w.photos, credits etc.; date on cover, else VG] £4

1967: THE CHERRY ORCHARD - Anton Chekhov (Queen's)
Prospect Productions: Patrick Wymark (as Lopachin), Jan Carey, Laurence Carter, Edward Atienza, Lila Kedrova (as Ranyevskaya), Marty Cruickshank, Stephanie Bidmead (as Varya), James Cairncross, Hazel Hughes, John Byron, Barry Warren, Terry Scully, Michael Elphick, Christopher Cabot, Roger Gartland, Delia Lindsay, Richard Morant; dir:Richard Cottrell [24pp, 6x9; cast, cast list, synopsis of scenes, biographies, credits etc.; VG] £3

1967: BEWARE OF THE DOG - Gabriel Arout, adapted from the short stories of Anton Chekhov (St.Martin's)
John Neville, Ann Bell; dir:Noel Willman [32pp; cast, credits, photos, biographies, articles etc.; ticket stapled to cover (6 June '67); VG] £2

1967: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE and THE KNACK - Ann Jellicoe (Northcott Theatre, Exeter)
Tony Church, Caroline John, Peter Copley, Michael Byrne, Jonathan Elsom, Davyd Harries, Hayward Morse [20pp; Opening Production of this new theatre; cast, credits, photos of the building of the theatre and its finished interior, notes by Tony Church (the theatre director), cast photos and biographies etc.; punch holes, tea stain on cover, slightly rumpled, else VG; uncommon] £4

1967: VOLPONE - Ben Jonson (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh)
David Dodimead, Brian Stanyon, Tony Kinnie, Brian Carey, Ian Lindsay, Edward Jewesbury, Donald Layne-Smith, Arthur Pentelow, Walter Carr, John Railton, Katharine Barker, Martin Heller, Antonia Pemberton, Joan Morrow, Ian Milton, Michael Radford; dir:Michael Burrell [16pp, 4x10; cast list, biographies, credits, notes; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1967: THE CONSTANT COUPLE - George Farquhar (Theatre Royal, Brighton)
Prospect Productions: Robert Hardy, Gerald Harper, John Warner, Timothy West, Charles Kay, Paul Marklew, Peter Furnell, Drew Wood, Robert Oates, Roger Gartland, Helen Lindsay, Eileen Beldon, Juliet Harmer, Jenny Short, Lyn Dickesson, Stephen Batiste; dir:Richard Cottrell [20pp, 5.5x8.4; cast list, synopsis of scenes, biographies, credits etc.; VG] £3

Classic Plays: 1968

1968: THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL - Richard Brinsley Sheridan (Nottingham Playhouse)
Moira Redmond, Roy McArthur, Richard Harbord, Winston Hunter, T P McKenna (as Joseph Surface), Lorna Heilbron, Joan White, David Dodimead, David Allister, Ronald Magill (as Sir Peter Teazle), Evadne Sefton, Laurence Harrington, Cherith Mellor (as Lady Teazle), Peter Whitbread, David Neal, Ken Hutchison, Michael Keating (as Charles Surface, for Hayward Morse), Barrie Rutter (for Michael Keating), Terry Palmer, Timothy Block, Nicholas Clay, John Manford, Ben Lefevre, Francis Thomas; dir:Jonathan Miller [20pp, 5.5x8.7; cast list, biographies w.photos, programme note, credits etc.; w.substitution slip; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1968: THE SEAGULL - Anton Chekhov, translated by Elisaveta Fen (Nottingham Playhouse)
Fenella Fielding (as Arkadina), Peter Eyre (as Konstantin), David Dodimead, Kika Markham (as Nina), Laurence Harrington, Joan White, Cherith Mellor, T P McKenna (as Trigorin), Peter Whitbread, Michael Keating (for David Neal), John Manford, Nicholas Clay, Jean Gilpin; dir:Jonathan Miller [20pp, 5.5x8.7; cast list, biographies w.photos, programme note, credits etc.; w.substitution slip; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1968: HADRIAN VII - Peter Luke, based on works by Fr. Rolf [Baron Corvo] (Mermaid)
Alec McCowen, Margaret Courtenay, Alan MacNaughtan; dir:Peter Dews [32pp; extensive articles; minor marks else VG] £3

1968: PERICLES (ADC Theatre, Cambridge)
Amateur Dramatic Club: Andrew Hilton, Mike Avory, Clive Hartwell, Nick Clarke, Mike Jones, John Bates, John Burgess, Iain Wright, David Pynn, Edward Hill, Richard Morris, Jeremy Harris, Martin Read, Edwin Shirley, Susan Clifford, Linda Haydon, Virginia Pulmann, Nicky Graves, Kay M'Cartney, Priscilla Chadwick, Darien Angadi, David Frost, Mick Squire; dir:Dennis Marks [32pp, 6.25x7.5; cast, credits, articles, photos etc.; VG] £4

1968: GULLIVER'S TRAVELS - adapted from Jonathan Swift by Gerald Frow and Sean Kenny (Mermaid)
Michael D'Abo (as Lemuel Gulliver), Michael Attwell, Kent Baker, Anthony King, William Rushton (as Emperor of Lilliput), John Heawood, Grahame Mallard, Arthur Skinner, Hugh Armstrong, Gaye Brown, Douglas Gray, Tony Gray, Sinbad Gray, Declan Mulholland, Andrew McCulloch, Mary Rutherford, Roy Herrick, Tilly Tremayne, Anthony King, Richard O'Brien (as 4th Scholar, 4th Pirate, President of Laputa), Jeneen Bamber, Peta Mason; directed and designed by Sean Kenny [32pp, poster-style single sheet 21.5x34, folded down to 5.25x8.5; cast list, illustrated articles, credits etc.; VG] £4

1968: TWELFTH NIGHT (Royal Court)
Kika Markham, Patrick Mower, Malcolm Tierney, John Steiner, John Normington, Vickery Turner, Jack Shepherd (as Malvolio), Malcolm McDowell (as Sebastian), Dennis Waterman (as Fabian), Paul Greenwood, Tom Chadbon, Edward Peel, Fionnuala Flanagan, Peter Sproule, Judy Liebert, Harry Meacher; dir:Jane Howell, des:Patrick Procktor, music:Derek Oldfield [24pp; unusually illustrated with 11 striking line-drawings; VG] £4

1968: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - Oscar Wilde (Theatre Royal, Haymarket)
Isabel Jeans, Daniel Massey, John Standing, Flora Robson, Pauline Collins, Robert Eddison, Helen Weir, Geoffrey Edwards, Lee Fox, Paul Greaves; dir:Robert Chetwyn [20pp, 5.5x8.4; excellent cast; cast photos and biographies; VG] £4

1968 (May): THE IMAGINARY INVALID - Moliere, trans. John Wood (Vaudeville)
Richard Wordsworth, Eileen Gourlay, Trader Faulkner, Ian Trigger; dir:Janos Nyiri [16pp, 6.6x8.6; notes, biographies w.photos; punch holes, date written on cover, else VG] £2

1968: ROMEO AND JULIET (Birmingham Repertory Theatre)
Anthony Corlan, Anna Calder-Marshall, Brian Cox, Hayward Morse, Oliver Ford-Davies, Alison Key, Michael Gambon (as "Mike Gambon"), Jeremy Mason, Keith Drinkel, Jane Freeman, Paul Henry, Jeffrey Holland; dir:Peter Dews [16pp, 7x9; cast, biographies w.photos, rehearsal photo, notes, credits; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1968: THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS - Carlo Goldini, version by David Turner (Queen's)
Ken Wynne, Ronald Radd, Clive Francis, Graham Crowden (as Pantalone), Michele Dotrice, Morag Hood, Tommy Steele (as Truffaldino), Julia Lockwood, Edward de Souza, John Rapley, Bunny May, John Crocker, Kenneth Shanley, Hazel mcKay, Amanda Duckett, Peter Honri, Tony Reiss, Adrian Harman; dir:Toby Robertson [24pp, 6.1x9; cast, biographies w.photos, programme notes credits; VG] £4

Classic Plays: 1969

1969: HAMLET (The Round House)
Free Theatre: Robin Chadwick, John Trenaman, Gordon Jackson (as Horatio), John J Carney, Anthony Hopkins (as Claudius), Judy Parfitt (as Gertrude), Mark Dignam (as Polonius), Michael Pennington (as Laertes), Nicol Williamson (as Hamlet), Marianne Faithfull (as Ophelia), Roger Lloyd Pack, Ben Aris, Clive Graham, Roger Livesey (as First Player / Gravedigger), Richard Everett, John Railton, Mark Griffith, Michael Elphick, Ian Collier, Peter Gale, Robin Chadwick, Angelica Huston, Bill Jarvis, Jennifer Tudor; dir:Tony Richardson [4pp, 5.5x8.5; cast list, credits, note on Free Theatre etc.; VG] £4

1969: CYRANO DE BERGERAC - Edmond Rostand (Comedie-Francaise, Paris)
Jean Piat, Serge Maillart, Myriam Colombi, Francoise Chaumette; dir:Jacques Charon, des:Jacques Dupont [44pp, 5.1x6.9x; 29+ photos; spine slightly split, else VG] £4

1969: CHARLEY'S AUNT - Brandon Thomas (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford)
Royce Mills (as Jack), Ralph Gruskin, Richard Franklin, Edward Hardwicke (as Fancourt Babberley), Jean Muir, Carolae Donoghue, Peter Gray, John Baskcomb, Helen Christie (as Donna Lucia d'Alvadorez), Jessica Benton; dir:John Hope-Mason [20pp, 5.5x8.5; cast list, synopsis of scenes, credits, biographies etc.; VG] £2

1969: RABELAIS - Rabelais, Jean Louis Barrault (Old Vic)
Compagnie Renaud-Barrault: Jean-Louis Barrault, Jean-Pierre Bernard, Louis Fremont [8pp; cast, credits, synopsis, photographic cover etc.; VG] £2

1969: CANTERBURY TALES - adapted from Chaucer by Nevill Coghill and Martin Starke (Phoenix)
Michael Logan, Trevor Baxter, Nicky Henson, Pamela Charles, Nancy Nevinson, Daniel Thorndike, John Rutland, Howard Bell, Wynne Clarke, Kenneth J Warren, George Benson, Billy Boyle, George Raistrick, Gavin Gordon; dir:Vlado Habunek [24pp, 5.2x9; cast list, biographies w.photos, list of scenes and musical numbers, credits, notes etc.; VG] £3

1969: BRIEF LIVES - James Aubrey, adapted by Patrick Garland (Criterion)
Roy Dotrice; dir:Patrick Garland, des:Julia Trevelyan Oman [28pp, 6x9; company biographies w.photos, 2 production photos, illustrated programme notes, credits etc.; VG] £3

1969: SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER - Oliver Goldsmith (Garrick)
69 Theatre Company of Manchester: Dallas Cavell, Tom Courtenay, James Cossins, Nigel Terry, Trevor Peacock, Matthew Guinness, Geoffrey Hayes, John Donovan, Malcolm Rennie, Rosalind Knight, Juliet Mills, Ciaran Madden, Joanna Cooper; dir:Braham Murray [20pp, 6x9; biographies w.photos; VG] £3

1969: THE DOUBLE DEALER - William Congreve (Royal Court)
John Castle (as Maskwell), Nigel Hawthorne (as Lord Touchwood), Michael Byrne, John White, Geoffrey Chater, Malcolm Tierney, George Howe, Hugh Sullivan, Judy Parfitt (as Lady Touchwood), Celia Bannerman (as Cynthia), Gillian Martell, Alison Leggatt, Patricia Michael, Richard Beckinsale, Alan Meadows; dir:William Gaskill [20pp, 5.5x8.5; cast list, credits, illustrated progamme notes etc.; VG] £4

1969: CHARLEY'S AUNT - Brandon Thomas (Theatre Royal, Windsor)
John Byron, Michael Malnick, David Wood (as Jack Chesney), Paul Greenwood, Barrie Gosney (as Lord Fancourt Babberley), John Moore, Vivienne Burgess (as Donna Lucia d'Alvadorez), Sally Jane Spencer, Jessica Benton, Celestine Randall; dir:Joan Riley [24pp, 7.3x9.7; cast list, programme note, synopsis of scenes, credits, biographies w.photos etc.; VG] £4


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