FRANKENSTEIN – 3 vintage British theatre programmes (a.o. Hamilton Deane) from 1888, 1929 and 1930 (1537)

$150.00

FRANKENSTEIN – 3 vintage British theatre programmes from 1888, 1929 and 1930 :

1) An 8 page 5,5″ x 7,5″ theatre programme for two plays (Frankenstein + Lot 49) at the Gaiety Theatre in London UK, dated in ink on the title page : January      1888. The play featured Gaiety’s female (!) top star, Nellie Farren as Dr. Frankenstein and Fred Leslie as the monster. Dr. Frankenstein’s creation was not a monster at all, but the ‘model man’ who was very much in touch with his emotions. He even practiced dancing like a ballerina.                                                           The play opened on December 1887 and closed after only a few performances. The audience decried its feministic approach.                                                               Fine condition

2) An 8 page 5,5″ x 8,5″ theatre programme for Peggy Webling’s play ‘Frankenstein’ by Hamilton Deane and his company at The Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield UK, dated Monday October 27th 1930. Hamilton Deane (best known for his Dracula adaptation in 1924) starred as Frankenstein, the monster.                                     Very good (folded) condition (ink stains, separation folds)

3) A 4 page 7″ x 10″ theatre programme for Peggy Webling’s play ‘Frankenstein’ by Hamilton Deane and his company at The Theatre Royal in Nottingham UK, dated June 10 1929. Hamilton Deane (best known for his Dracula adaptation in 1924) starred as Frankenstein, the monster.  Henry Frankenstein was played by W.E. Holloway, who also portrayed Dracula in Deane’s British stage adaptation of Dracula.                                                                                                              Very good condition