Shakspere as a Playwright by Brander Matthews, Professor of Dramatic Literature in Columbia University. Published by Charles Scribner's Sons New York
Copyright 1913. This text was written by the first U.S. professor of dramatic literature. It looks as if Shakespeare is misspelled in the title but that is the way that the author spelled it. This informative book on The Bard has 20 chapters and devotes a chapter each to Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth.
There are also two really cool fold out maps (see pictures) of London in the 1600's and London at the start of the 20th century. This hardback boom measures 6" X 9" X 1.75".
This book shows its age. The cover has very little smudges and soiling but the corners are worn and the spine is cracking at the bottom. The binding has come loose so that the introduction pages and the index are holding on by a thread. The rest of the pages remain attached. There is some chipping on the edges of the pages but the actual text pages are free of marks and rips. The fold out maps are in beautiful condition.
As with any vintage book, this book has been well read and well loved so some visible wear is to be expected.
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