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MINERVA THEATRE

[SYDNEY; THEATRE] Minerva Theatre magazine programme. (For the Australian premiere of “Of Mice and Men”)

Sydney, NSW : Whitmarks Pty. Ltd. [for Minerva Centre Ltd.], 1940. Small quarto (240 x 185 mm), original pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 20 pp, with photographic portraits of actors Lloyd Lamble, Ron Randall, Pat McDonald, Frank Bradley, John Cazabon, Norman Maxwell, Maxwell Osbiston, and Edward Ross Webster, and many fabulous advertisements for Kings Cross and Sydney businesses; a fine copy.

Programme for the very first Australian production of the state adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men, which premiered at the Minerva Theatre in Sydney’s King’s Cross on 18 April 1940. The play was produced and directed by Frederick J. Blackman, manager of the Minerva.