Circa 1911 Fanny's First Play The Kingsway Theatre Lillah McCarthy - Granville Barker Proprietress: Miss Lena Ashwell
(G. Bernard Shaw)

Great Britain: The Kingsway Theatre, 1911. F (8) page theatre program for this play by George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) prolific Irish writer & playwright, political activist, Nobel Prize as well as Oscar winner; this production was cleverly and coyly presented as anonymously written, "...a discussion drama best described as serious farce....Fanny's First Play, his greatest first-run success with 622 performances...a suffragette comedy within an artificial frame-play, and identified the author as 'Xxxxxxx Xxxx'. Within were debates on parents and children, women's rights, marriage, and other issues then on the cutting edge for London audiences... While Shaw has been left behind as he indeed wished, his writings live." (Stanley Weintraub in the DNB); list of plays that had been produced to date and those for the future; list of players, Nell Carter as Fanny; no author is credited with this printing; also containing an advertisement for Helena Rubinstein's products, via a prefatory article, "How to Obtain and Retain Facial Beauty"; also for Claymore Whisky, Jacob's Lager Beer, De Bry chocolates, others; with a seat-placement layout of the theatre and a map of the surrounding "Theatreland" district; approximately 5" x 6 1/4" size; nicely printed by Warrington & Co. London on heavy deckle-edge white textured paper stock; cover titles in red and black; covers spotty; old staple rustiness, inner page has been released from the staples; contents in very good condition. Good Paperback (Item ID: 23807)


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