‘Old Wild’s’: A Nursery of Strolling Players

by Sam Wild, edited by 'Trim'

Being the Reminiscences of its Chief and Last Proprietor,’Sam Wild’ edited by ‘Trim’

This is the first-hand story of a family-led company touring with a ‘portable’ theatre as told to a contemporary journalist towards the end of Sam Wild’s life.

It gives a vivid picture of the conditions of a showman’s life, the repertoire and the kind of entertainment. First published 1888, here reprinted for the first time, with a new index.

Hardback; 255 pp, ISBN 085430 084 1

This is the first-hand story of a family-led, 19th century company touring with a ‘portable’ theatre.

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