The Dramatic Imagination, 1941 Robert Edmond Jones, First Edition
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The Dramatic Imagination, 1941 Robert Edmond Jones, First Edition

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The Dramatic Imagination: Reflections and Speculations On The Art of the Theatre, 1941, was written by Robert Edmond Jones and is considered the definitive discussion of theatrical set design of the 20th century.

This sought after first edition of the antiquarian book is highly collectible, extremely rare and hard find.

The reddish brown hardcover book is very good antique condition. Except for slight signs of a removed bookplate on the inside front cover and an inked-out phrase on the flyleaf, this copy has no marks, tears or turned page corners. The pages show browning, especially around the outer edges, natural for a book 80+ years of age. The hardback binding is firm and strong, while the cover shows moderate wear at the corners and top and bottom of the gold embossed spine.

The book measures 5 1/2 inches by 8 1/8 inches by 3/4 inch and has 157 pages.

  • Topics Covered in Chapters:
    • A New Kind of Drama
    • The Art of the Theatre
    • The Theatre as It was and as It Is
    • To a Young Stage Designer
    • Some Thoughts on Stage Costume
    • Light and Shadow in the Theatre
    • Toward a New Stage
    • Behind the Scenes
  • Robert Edmond Jones (1887-1954)
    • A major theater scene designer during the first half of the 20th century
    • A member of The Triumvirate of The Provincetown Players:
      • Eugene O'Neill
      • Robert Edmond Jones
      • Kenneth Macgowan

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