The Masque: A Series of Monographs on the Art of Theatre.
London: The Curtain Press, 1946-1949. 9 vols, slim 8vo, as listed below. A fine set as issued, in the original slipcases. First Editions. The set (complete) consists of the following:A Theatre Notebook: The Old Vic; KING LEAR, 1946. Reviewed by Ivor Brown. Designs by Roger Furse; King Lear played by Lawrence Olivier. 5 Colour plates and 6 monochrome plates. 16pp.Designs for the Theatre by Rex Whistler (Part I), 1947. An appreciation by Cecil Beaton. Foreward by Laurence Whistler. 5 Colour plates, 1 monochrome plate. 20pp.Oscar Wilde and the Theatre, 1947. By James Agate. 3 Colour plates, 10 monochrome plates, and numerous monochrome drawings. 24pp.Designs for the Theatre by Rex Whistler (Part Two), 1947. With an introduction by James Laver. 19 Monochrome plates and 8 colour plates. Unpaginated (30).The Masque of Christmas, Dramatic Joys of the Festival Old and New, 1947. Described by Laurence Whistler, with designs by Inigo Jones, Rex Whistler and others. Tipped in Publishers note. 39pp.Notes on the Verse Drama, 1948. By Christopher Hassall. With Wood engravings by Joan Hassall. Numerous monochrome illustrations. Tipped in Subscription Order Form for The Masque. 39pp.Designs for the Theatre, Part Three, 1948. With an Introduction by Laurence Whistler. 4 Colour plates, and 20 monochrome plates. Tipped in Subscription Order Form for The Masque. 34pp.New Developments in the French Theatre, 1948. By Anthony Curtis; A critical introduction to the plays of Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus and Jean Anouilii. Designs by Marie Viton and Rolf Gérard. 2 Colour plates and 4 monochrome plates. 44pp.Theatrical Figures in Porcelain, 1949. By Sacheverell Sitwell. With an Introduction by William King. 1 Colour and 21 monochrome plates, and numerous monochrome illustrations. 58pp.
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