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Shakespeare on the American Stage Vol 2, 1987. Charles H. Shattuck

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Shakespeare on the American Stage  From Booth and Barrett to Southern and Marlowe, Vol. 2 by Charles H. Shattuck, 1987 is a Coffee Table treasure.

A hardcover, Illustrated History of American Shakespearian Theater,  It discusses actors and actresses who appeared in American theaters from the 1870s to the 1920s. 

In his 339 page presentation of Shakespeare's plays on American stages Shattuck has chosen 204 photographs to illustrate the extravaganzas he explores. 

Shakespeare is still a magic word in the theater world!

The author emphasizes performances during the heyday of American classical theater in the late 19th century and early 20th century. His thoughtful study of some of America's most memorable performers and their work provides enlightenment for theater historians, fans of the Bard, and also the most casual reader.

The book measures 8 3/4 inches by 11 1/4 inches by 1 inch and is in very good condition. The colorful dust jacket shows a little shelf ware;  the book itself has a little foxing but otherwise looks near new. Two of the illustrations are full page and in color.

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