The Old Playgoer.

SKU: 11318-1

High quality facsimile. Series Editor Robert Gittings provides the Introduction. Robson [1785-1863]  was an avid fan of the theatre. This book, originally published in 1846, spends a few chapters on the Kemble school of acting (Mrs Siddons and her brother John Kemble), however, the book branches out and describes other actors and various aspects of London's early 19th century theatre, especially focusing on the first decade. Excellent primary source for authors and researchers. For the casual reader intrested in the subject, first person conversation at its best. Very good condition/Near Fine with VG/NF jacket.  Introduction by Robert Gittings. Centaur Press, Regency LIbrary, First Edition. 1969. Hb, Dj. USED. $25.00