Auction Date: 2/09/2014 at 01pm
Theatre – Maurice Colbourne the original script for ‘Charles the King’ A Chronicle Play, by Maurise Colbourne, typescript with considerable ms annotations, corrections, re-workings, stage directions etc. Contained in a hard backed folder which also contains original set layouts, a series of 8 bw 10x8 photographs of the set designs, and a few related pieces, including a photograph of the original production of Bernard Shaw’s ‘St Joan’ with a typewritten note that the premier actually took place in New York a year before the official premier, with Sybil Thorndike in London. ‘Charles the King’ was a complicated production relating to the trial and execution of Charles I. It was a success, running for seven months at the Lyric Theatre in London in 1937 before being transferred to America and Canada.