Very Good. Item #9487
New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1997. First Edition. Octavo. xiii + 646 pages. Seven B&W historical painting reproductions. Cloth-backed boards with gilt spine stamping. Folger Library discard with front pastedown label and pocket at rear.
Light edgewear to boards. Binding is sound. A few speckles to edges of text block.
This anthology of 50 critical essays and performance reviews includes work by Samuel Johnson, Edward Capell, John Masefield, J.B. Priestley, Philip Brockbank, Ralph Berry, and Glynne Wickham, among 43 others.
The writer of this listing is here to tell you, wistfully but decidedly, that this anthology, useful from a historical point of view, concludes wisely with a summary of the reviews of Maggie Smith as Rosalind in the 1977-78 production at the Stratford Festival. Funny—yes, indeed, supremely so—yet moving to such a degree that audiences left choked up and unable to chatter in the lobby. I was there. Et ego in Arcadia.