I am chuffed to bits, today...
This afternoon, I got some more stock for my book stall.
Not only that, but I came across a copy of Shakespeare's As You Like It, but not just any copy...
On the cover, it features the initials "O.A & L.B". Inside, one can find two lovely pictures.
The title page tells us:
I have done a little bit of research and it looks like the initials refer to Oscar Asche, a Norwegian-Australian actor, producer and director who worked on the Australian and English stages, and his wife, English actress Lily Brayton. They are the people in the pictures, and they were very, very big indeed in the theatre world!
This copy refers to the time when Asche and his wife managed
His Majesty’s Theatre in Haymarket, London (they had become managers of The Adelphi in 1904).
I have only found one listing for this book on the internet: HERE. Does that mean that it is pretty rare?
I love it when this happens.
I think therefore I write.
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