The Mask: A Journal of the Art of the Theatre Volume Ten: 1924 [Number One]
Price: 45.00 USD
Florence, Italy: Edward Gordon Craig, 1924. This is the first of four issues published for 1924. , 46,  p., frontispiece and 5 leaves of plates: in-text illustrations; 23 cm. Orange wrappers printed in black. Wrapper title: The Mask: An Illustrated Journal of the Art of the Theatre. Includes 8 unpaginated pages with title page and table of contents for vol. 10 as a whole, to be bound with the four issues (although not bound here). Four unpaginated pages of advertisements precede text. Edward Gordon Craig, son of actress Ellen Terry, was a theater director, critic, and theater designer. He published the first international theater periodical, The Mask, from 1908 to 1929. In addition to obvious anonymous and pseudonymous contributions by Craig, contents include: Perpetual Motion by Alan Noble Monkhouse; For Plain People: Some Comments on Mr. Monkhouse's Article by Edward Gordon Craig; Acca: A New Stage Language; More Notes on a Journey by François M. Florian; London and Cotton Wool: With a Protest Against Improvisation in the Theatre by Henry Phips; The Last for Realism by Jan Klaassen; and book reviews. A number of these "authors" were also pseudonyms used by Craig. The final 6 unpaginated pages contain advertisements for theater-related publications. A scarce issue of this important theater publication. In Good Condition: lacking front wrapper; loss of most paper along spine; fore-edges of back wrapper chipped; pages and plates are clean and bright. Good.