‘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.