Seven Nights - Three Matinees: Seventy Years of Dramatic Stock [Companies] in Portland, Oregon 1863-1933 ~Theater History ~Pacific Northwest


Title: Seven Nights - Three Matinees: Seventy Years of Dramatic Stock in Portland, Oregon 1863-1933

Author: Cecil Matson

Description: Inscribed by the author on the rear cover. No date (circa 1980). Minor toning to spine and outer margins of the rear cover. One spot of soiling and a spot of tape residue on rear cover. Interior is clean. B/w photos.

This book presents a nostalgic look at Portland's "golden age of the theatre," when dramatic stock companies took "center stage" in the city's entertainment medium. Portland stock companies furnished an important training ground for numerous young actors who later became famous in professional theatre, among them Maude Adams, Verna Felton, and Mayo Methot. Stock companies were troupes of actors who would perform at particular theatres and who drew from their repertory to put on different plays nightly. Contents: Portland's Pioneer Stock Companies; Portland's Towing Stock Companies; Dramatic Stock in the New Century; Stock Companies at the Lyric; Stock Companies at the Star; The Allen Company at the Lyric; Personnel of an Average Stock Company; Baker Stock Company in the Bungalow Theatre; Izetta Jewel Story 1910-1978; The New Baker Theatre - 11th and Morrison Streets; Marquam Grand - Final Home of the Baker Stock Company; The Henry Duffy Players; The Dufwin Theatre Company; The New Dufwin Players; Stock Companies in the Studio Theatre; Final Curtain Call - 1933; Three Portland Tycoons [Calvin Heilig, John Cordray, George L. Baker].

Binding: Soft cover

Condition: Very Good

Publisher: [published by author]

Place: No place indicated

Year: ca. 1980

ISBN: n/a

Language: English

Size: 10" x 7.25"

Pages: Index. 112 pp.

Keywords: local history, theatre, theater, Northwest, PNW, Pacific Northwest,

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