London: Brentano's Ltd. 1929. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 348 pages. An exhaustive look at the first 12 years of Soviet theatre by an art and theatre critic who made numerous trips to Moscow. Very Good (pages lightly age-toned, with a couple of damp stains on preliminary pages) in a dust jacket that's rubbed and darkened. The jacket also has some nicks and chips as well as some internal repairs at the folds. SCARCE in the dust jacket. Item #602
This is an excellent, well-researched study of early Bolshevik drama. Good photos. Especially noteworthy are some haunting portraits of key actors and directors. We would be remiss if we didn't point out Carter's entertaining preface, which is full of self-congratulation in this vein: "Only writers who, like myself, have entered Russia from time to time since 1917 and have systematically collected material for books on the theatre as a whole, can boast of being in a position to tell the complete story of the New theatre. The number of such writers is very limited. Probably there is only one -- myself." Rare in the dust jacket.