[MEXICAN AND CUBAN THEATER EPHEMERA 1905-1932 - Five items]
Mexico City and Havana: 1905-1932. Various sizes (8vo to large 4to), together five items. All original wrappers, various wear. Fair to Good. Item #3672
¶ 1-4. Programs from "The Little Theatre" of Mexico City (1931-1932). NONE ARE LISTED IN OCLC / FIRSTSEARCH. THIS THEATER SEEMS TO HAVE FADED INTO OBLIVION. But judging by the number of plays recorded in our programs, it was a vibrant collective. A sampling of the plays that were produced: Mrs. Musset Sees It Through by Paul de Witt Page, Jr., re-written by Margaret West Goodrich; PanAmericanism by Robert Babb (original play) Jewel of Mexico by David Kirkland (original play) The Brat by Maud Fulton (original play) The Intruder by Maurice Maeterlinck The Bear by Chekov. Eleven plays are described in the four programs. Very good condition.
¶ 5. Manana de Sol. Paso de Comedia. Por Serafin y Joaquin Alvarez Quintero. Representado en el Teatro Lara la noche del beneficio de Dona Balbina Valverde. Habana (Havana, Cuba), 1905. Playscript. 14 pp., stapled, front wrapper present (loose, frayed along edges). Printed on cheap Cuban paper (fragile). This Cuban imprint is NOT IN OCLC / FIRSTSEARCH, and indeed this 1905 publication precedes all editions listed in FirstSearch by 15 years. No Cuban edition of any Alvarez Quintero brothers play is listed in FirstSearch.
¶ ADDED: Theatre in Mexico. Special issue of Theatre Arts (Monthly). August 1938 (vol. 22, no. 8). Full issue. With 70 illustrations. Paginated 555-626 (plus unpaginated advertisements at beginning and end).
From the Dorothy Sloan Collection of Latin Americana.