People's Theatre: The Story of Unity Theatre. Unity Theatre.

People's Theatre: The Story of Unity Theatre

London: Progress Publishing Co. Ltd. for Unity Theatre Society Ltd., n.d. [1945]. First Edition, First Printing. 12mo (7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches; 184 x 121 mm), 11, [1] pages, in pictorial stapled wrappers. A short history of the Unity Theatre, a left-wing theatre group founded in London in 1936. With four pages of black-and-white photographs of some of the theatre's productions. The striking cover photograph is from Sean O'Casey's "A Star Turns Red." In 1938, Paul Robeson played the role of a labor organizer in Ben Bengal's strike play, "Plant in the Sun." Moreover, Unity staged the British premieres of plays by Maxim Gorky, Bertolt Brecht, and Jean-Paul Sartre. Branches of Unity Theatre were established around the U.K. OCLC shows only six institutional holdings of this pamphlet: Michigan, Wisconsin, Waterloo, Auckland, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and the National Library of Scotland. SCARCE. Item #2153

CONDITION: Mild external wear, some soiling to lower wrapper, staple rusted but internally clean and unmarked. First page stamped "Made in England." A Very Good copy.

Price: $60.00

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