[Lakewood, Colorado]: Glenbridge Publishing Ltd., . Illustrated With Paleographic Evidence. First Edition. Signed presentation from Hamilton, to theatre critic Vincent Canby, on the front endpaper: "For Vincent Canby, with cordial regards of the author-editor, Charles Hamilton. Also William Shakespeare [in facsimile]." Vincent Canby was an American film and theatre critic who served as the chief film critic for The New York Times from 1969 until the early 1990s. He was then its chief theatre critic from 1994 until his death in 2000. He reviewed more than one thousand films during his tenure at The New York Times.
“The History of Cardenio,” often referred to as merely “Cardenio,” is a lost play, known to have been performed by the King’s Men, a London theatre company, in 1613. The play is attributed to William Shakespeare and John Fletcher.
In 1990, handwriting expert Charles Hamilton, after seeing a 1611 manuscript known as “The Second Maiden’s Tragedy” (usually attributed to Thomas Middleton), identified it as a text of the missing “Cardenio” in which the characters' names had been changed. Several theatre companies then began to perform the play and Canby would certainly have been interested in this. Also. with a typed letter to Canby from a public relations firm, that invites him to a press performance of the play, and other review materials laid in. Presentation copies of this title from Hamilton are uncommon. A nice association copy. Quarto: blue cloth in dust jacket; 275 pages. Item #56847
Very Good (minor wear covers, contents clean & tight); small crease lower edge rear cover (else very nice) d/j.