Little Theatre in the United States 1917, Constance D Mackay
Little Theatre in the United States 1917 by Constance D'Arcy Mackay is a History with Illustrations showing a diverse and Inclusive American Theater. It provides historical information on worldwide little theaters and in America describes the early progress throughout this country of this Movement.
This illustrated first edition hardcover, with a Santa Barbara Library binding, surveys one of "the newest, freest, most potent and democratic forces in the art of the American Stage - the Little Theatre." It describes little theatres in New York, the east, the west, Chicago, the South, laboratory theatres, little country theatres and even lists those that failed and explains the reasons.
This collectible book is in fair antique condition. The original cover has been replaced and the red replacement, while shelf worn, is firm. There are 17 illustrations. Most pages have age related browning, and there are some pencil marks, such as check marks and underscoring, most in the first two chapters.
It has 277 pages and measures 5 inches by 8 inches by 1 1/4 inches.
This is a basic study, as the recent flurry of reprintings and print-on-demand copies suggests. This copy, however, is 100+ years old, a rare find for teachers, students and everyone interested in the history of American theater.