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Parker, Louis Napoleon
Damaris: A Play in Four Acts [Original Typed Script}
[Sherborne, England] 1891 - Paperback. Original typed manuscript of an unpublished play by Louis Napoleon Parker. Parker (1852-1944) was an important British dramatist and composer who was also well-known as a producer of civic and patriotic pageants. He was born in France and lived throughout Europe until, at age seventeen, he was sent to London's Royal Academy of Music and stayed on. During his long career he was known for his successful adaptations of French and foreign plays, and is particularly remembered for his dramatization of W. W. Jacob's story, "The Monkey's Paw." He also was commissioned to write a play about Disraeli specifically for the actor George Arliss. Arliss toured in its production for several years and later starred in a film version. There is no record of this play, Damaris, ever having been published or produced. This copy was typewritten at "Miss Dicken's Type Writing Office," with a few mss emendations. It was printed in four parts, each bound in its original brown wrappers with typed labels on the front covers. The cover of each part has the ownership inscription of the actress Alma Murray. Murray (1854-1945) was a successful and highly regarded English actress. This copy was undoubtedly given to her for her consideration. Some chipping and curling to wrapper covers, but in very good condition. Act I: 17 pages; Act II: 21 pages; Act III: 18 pages; Act IV: 17 pages. DRA/011312. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
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