Title: Footlights on the Border: The Galveston and Houston Stage Before 1900
Author: Joseph Gallegly
Description: Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Ex-non-circulating-library. Blemishes on spine where call number label had been. Parts of the dust jacket have been affixed to endpapers. A few ink stamps; no pocket. Interior is generally clean. Twenty pages of illustrations on plates (including frontispiece). 262 pages. 8.2 x 5.3 inches. Scarce.
A detailed history of the theatre in the Texas cities of Houston and Galveston between the years 1838 and 1900. Gives an interesting account of the stars of the stage, the performances, the enterprising managers and theatre owners, their successes and flops, and the evolution of the scene. Includes a list of attractions that were performed at each of the various theatres and stages in the two cities.
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Mouton & Co
Place: s-Gravenhage [The Hague]
Keywords: Texas, Houston, Galveston, theatre, theater, 19th century, nineteenth century, history, performing arts,
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