|Title: ||British Theater Programs|
1.2 Linear feet
(3 document boxes containing 14 volumes)
|Abstract:||This collection consists of British theatre programs from the years 1937 to 1951 bound into 14 volumes. In Box 1 is a list of the contents of each volume by the theatres within each volume; these appear in fairly random order and the theatres often repeat from box to box.|
|Coll. Number: ||ms798.TEMP|
Theatre programs in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s provided audiences with a background of the play, a listing of actors and crew, scene descriptions, and photographs of some of actors. Advertisements were still extremely prevalent in the programs of these years. They range from food and drink to health products to cigarettes and alcohol to radio stations and board games to vactions (to America) to mattresses. To note, because smoking was allowed in the auditoriums, most programs (now bound into volumes) smell strongly of tobacco smoke.
Arranged chronologically into volumes.
A full inventory of the theatres listed in each volume can be found in Box 1.
Preferred Citation note
British Theater Program collection. MS 798. Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library. The University of Georgia Libraries.