Harriet, Beecher Stowe, Broadway Play, 1943 by Ryerson and Clements
Harriet A Broadway Play, with Helen Hayes in the title role, 1943 by Florence Ryerson and Colin Clements dramatizes Harriet Beecher Stowe and her relationship to the Civil War, Slavery, Abolition and Abraham Lincoln.
The play was dedicated to Eleanor Roosevelt.
An historical drama, it shows Harriet's problems with her father, her despair as the Civil War continues and deaths mount and her beliefs as she tells of meeting President Lincoln. The climax of the play at the final curtain reveals her consuming faith.
This copy of the play was owned by the authors. Florence Ryerson was a successful dramatist and was married to Colin Clements. This particular copy of the play belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Colin Clements and has their book plate on the reverse of the front cover - Shadow Ranch Canoga Park, California.
The play had a successful run of 47 weeks on Broadway, opening on March 3,1943, and being revived the following year.
The spine of the book is roughed at top and bottom and there is a mark where a white paper was glued to the cover. There are the usual library marks on two of the front pages of the book and on the inside of the back cover and its facing page. The binding is generally firm, but the pages are well browned with the years. Two pages show where the pages of the new book were cut. Clean, no marks by readers and no tears.
The book measures 5 inches by 7 1/2 inches by 1 inch and has 212 pages.