The Hollow Crown

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The Hollow Crown; The Follies, Foibles and Faces of the Kings and Queens Of England, Barton, John; Law, Joy. Published by The Dial Press, New York, 1971. Book Club edition, Red boards, leather spine with gilt titles, genealogy tables on endpapers. Over 100 illustrations, many in full color. Volume is in fine condition without marks, tears or folds. Bookplate on front pastedown. Unclipped dust jacket has light edge wear and scuffing; yellowing on inside. Originally composed as a stage anthology of prose, verse, and music by and about the kings and queens of England, ranging from the Normans to Queen Victoria. “Its dramatic effect was gained not through lavish stage props and scenery or by a complex production, but by offering a mixture of comedy, tragedy, farce and chronicle which ideally suited the talents of such distinguished actors and actresses as Dame Peggy Ashcroft, Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Richardson. The present book is an elaboration of this basic theme with a rich collection of new material to add to the original.” According to Ian Richardson “every member of the Royal Shakespeare Company – present, past, or passed-on – has participated in it at one time or another”. 001846  $20


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