London: Swan Sonnenschein & Company / Macmillan, 1892.
Illustrated by Frontispiece. First Edition. Hardcover. Good with no dust jacket. Item #14165
Front flyleaf removed (front free endpaper present), light spine sun, otherwise light wear. Custom bookplate of Roy Chester Barker on front paste-down. Solid hardcover. ; "Concerned with all those things which distinguish the actor from the performer. The book constitutes, for the most part, lectures delivered at the Royal Institution, the Society of Arts, and the Royal Institute, Hull. There are chapters on the writing of plays, and considerable material on scenic effect, stage illusions, machinery, properties, types of stages, etc." - Blanch M Baker; Dramatic Bibliography : An Annotated List of Books on the History and Criticism of the Drama and Stage and on the Allied Arts of the Theatre; page 47. Late Victorian survey on acting technique and theater staging. ; xii, 194 pages.