Taking the Stage: Twenty-One Years of the London Theatre by John Haynes hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Thames & Hudson, 1986, Paperback.
First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;
From the cover: When Shakespeare said it, it was true: These our actors are melted into air, into thin air. True no longer. In this book, we see how the theatre photographer can fix for us those special moments when we have been overwhelmed by the brilliance of the artists of the stage. John Haynes has been photographing plays, players and playwrights in London for over twenty years: he began as photographer-in-residence at the Royal Court, then worked at the National and the Royal Shakespeare Company, and widely throughout the West End and the Fringe. He has photographed almost every star greater and lesser in the astonishing galaxy of London theatre. Playwrights such as Osborne, Beckett, Pinter, Storey and Bond. Performers from Olivier and Ashcroft, Gielgud and Richardson, Scofield and Redgrave, to their shining successors: Albert Finney, Alan Bates, lan McKellen, Maggie Smith, Joan Plowright and Glenda Jackson And scenes from over a hundred plays, from the classics to the most adventurous drama of today. This enthralling collection preserves the magic of productions and performances which make the London theatre the most exciting place of entertainment in the world.
Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers which are lightly scuffed. Text complete, clean and tight.
128 pages. Index. 9½” x 9½”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £5.00 on my delightful website… (added to my Theatre category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…