The Mask: A Journal of the Art of the Theatre Volume Ten, Number Three July 1924

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Florence, Italy: Edward Gordon Craig, 1924. [6], [95]-138, [8] p., 11 leaves of plates: in-text illustrations, maps, plans; 23 cm. Orange wrappers printed in black. Wrapper title: The Mask: An Illustrated Journal of the Art of the Theatre. Six unpaginated pages of advertisements precede text. Embossed circular stamp of Yale University, Department of Drama Library on front wrapper. 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: John Evelyn and the Theatre in England, France, and Italy by Edward Gordon Craig, parts one and two; A Column: A Proposal by William Marchpane; The Characters of Shakespeare [a poem] by M.B.; Two American Theatre Magazines: "The Theatre Magazine" "The Theatre Arts Monthly" by John Semar; and book reviews. A number of these "authors" were also pseudonyms used by Craig. The final 8 unpaginated pages contain advertisements for theater-related publications. A scarce issue of this important theater publication. In Good Condition: front wrapper detached but present; loss of most paper along spine; wrappers lightly soiled; fore-edges and lower edges of wrappers chipped; pages and plates are clean and bright. Good.

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