Saturday, June 27, 2015

WPA Theatre: "Will Shakespeare"


A WPA poster (put together from two separate images), promoting the WPA Theatre production of Clemence Dane's "Will Shakespeare." Clemence Dane was a popular British author and playwright during the early twentieth century. Images courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.


Above: Clemence Dane, whose real name was Winifred Ashton, was born in 1888 and died in 1965. Dane won an Oscar in 1947 for her screenplay "Vacation from Marriage" and, according to the writers' agency Pollinger Limited, she was "Colourful, eccentric, clever and kind." Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

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