New York: National Repertory Theatre, 1964. Ephemera. B/W 8x10 still shot of Le Gallienne in the role of Madame Arkadina from Chekhov's The Seagull. Inscribed "To Patrick Finnegan with all best wishes Eva Le Gallienne" in purple marker. Housed in a plastic wrapper. Fine but with "Eva le Gallienne" and "National Repertory Theatre 360 East 55th St., NY 22" stamped on back; note in pencil says "as Irina in "Seagull" 1963. Item #155379
Le Gallienne translated, directed and performed in this production revival at the Belasco Theatre in New York. The National Repertory Theatre's history dates back to 1957 when Tyron Guthrie directed a revival of Frederick Schiller's Mary Stuart at New York's Phoenix Theatre, starring Eva Le Gallienne and Irene Worth. In 1959, producers Michael Dewell and Frances Ann Hersey sent the production on the road with Le Gallienne and Signe Hasso. The success of this production inspired Dewell and Hersey to found the National Repertory Theatre (NRT) in 1961. NRT was intended to be a touring company of actors, employing local technicians in each city it visited. Eva Le Gallienne would become the unofficial lead actor of the NRT and many actors, such as Farley Granger, joined the company in order to work with her.
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