F. Ray Comstock and Morris Gest Have the Honor to Present Balieff's "Chauve-Souris" Bat Theatre of Moscow. Direct from a Return Engagement at the Femina Theatre in Paris and a Year and Five Months in New York. Souvenir program for the troupe's first American tour

[New York]: [ca. 1923]. Folio. Original illustrated wrappers. 31, [i] (advertisements) pp. With numerous colour illustrations of art work created for the Chauve-Souris by noted Russian artists Sergei Soudeikine (1882-1946) and Nikolai Remisoff (1887-1975).

Somewhat worn and soiled; upper with minor loss to upper margin; corners of lower chipped; vertical crease throughout; staining to outer portion of a number of leaves affecting printed area in several instances.

Of special note is the two-page centerfold cartoon by Ralph Barton of an imagined Chauve-Souris audience featuring over 100 images of famous persons, many of whom were associated with the theatre.

La Chauve-Souris, directed by the legendary Nikita Balieff, originated in Moscow and was later active in Paris. Item #30854

Price: $120.00  other currencies

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