Object of Desire

One for the serious theatre buff is a 1749 copy of A General History of the Stage.

27th April, 2014

One for the serious theatre buff is a 1749 copy of A General History of the Stage, from its Origin in Greece down to the Present time - With Memoirs of Most of the Principal Performers that have appeared on the English and Irish Stage over the past Fifty Years'. The author is William Rufus Chetwood, best described as an 18th century showbiz gossip columnist. These were exciting times for Irish and English drama. The...

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