American Theatre Companies, 1749-1887, 1986 & American Theatre Companies, 1888-1930, 1987 Weldon B. Durham
Two volumes: American Theatre Companies, 1749-1887, 1986 and American Theatre Companies, 1888-1930, 1987 are edited by Weldon B. Durham.
These books provide the salient facts about resident acting companies in the American colonies and the United States. Volume 1 contains 81 biographies; volume 2 contains 105 biographies.
Each entry contains a carefully research description plus a list of management personnel and actors and actresses with tenure dates, a repertory of plays according to yearly productions and a bibliography.
Each volume includes an index of personal names and play titles.
Eighteen theater scholars contributed to volume 1 and forty-one contrbuted to volume 2.
Needless to say the information in these books is essential to the work of an serious teacher of American theater.
Both hardcover books are in very good condition --no marks except for two words on the flyleaf of volume 1, no tears, some foxing and slight shelf wear. Both books measure 6 1/4 inches by 9 1/2 inches by about 1 3/4 inches. Volume 1 has 598 pages and volume 2 has 541 pages.