Title Broadway Scrapbook
Book Condition Very Good+ in Good dj
Edition First Edition
Publisher New York Theatre Arts, Inc. (c.1947)
Illustrator Illustrated by Al Hirschfeld
Seller ID 21926
[a bit of wear and slight deterioration to cloth at spine ends, otherwise a nice solid book with just a touch of dust-soiling to the top of the text block; jacket is browned along spine at at edges, with minor paper loss at and near spine ends, split along rear foldover about 3/4 of the way down from the top (but held together nicely by the jacket protector)]. (line drawings) The first book by the longtime New York Times theatre critic, who presents his "own selections of his Sunday articles from the last dozen years [1935-1947], a scintillating record of plays and personalities during that time." Whether Atkinson's criticism has stood the test of time I couldn't say, but the delightful Al Hirschfeld caricatures that illustrate the text -- all 25 of them (four of which are double-page spreads) -- certainly have. (The jacket text claims 26, but I counted!) Among the plays discussed are "The Petrified Forest," "Dead End," "You Can't Take It With You," "Our Town," "The Little Foxes," "Lady in the Dark," "Annie Get Your Gun," "The Iceman Cometh," "Born Yesterday," and of course many other classics; personalities written about include Charlie Chaplin, Ed Wynn, Bobby Clark, Eugene O'Neill, etc.
Drama Criticism Theatre And Plays Caricatures Actors Broadway