Title: Backstage in Xanadu: A Book of Plays
Author: Alice Henson Ernst
Illustrator: Constance Cole
Description: Goldenrod cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Interior is clean and unmarked. Four plates: frontispiece and one full-page illustration by Constance Cole and two photographs showing stage scenes. 129 pages. Dust jacket has some small chips at corners; light soiling on rear panel; not price clipped ($1.50); in an archival sleeve.
A collection of four one-act plays by Alice Henson Ernst (1880-1980), a playwright and professor who was associated with the Little Theatre Movement in the Pacific Northwest. She had earned her bachelors degree at the University of Washington and did graduate work at Radcliffe and Yale prior to becoming a professor at the University of Oregon, where she taught between 1924-1950.
In 1961, the Oregon Historical Society published her book Trouping in the Oregon Country: A History of Frontier Theatre.
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good+
Publisher: Binfords & Mort
Place: Portland, Oregon
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