London: Geoffrey Bles Suffolk St., Pall Mall, 1928.
First English edition. Illustrated by Joseph Čapek. 1 vols. 8vo. Play Production Charmingly Illustrated. Cloth. In pictorial dust jacket Item #312192
Karel Čapek (1890-1938), a famous Czech novelist, dramatist, journalist, and theorist, is best known today for his book Rossum's Universal Robots, which introduced the world "robot" to the field of science fiction. He was a fervent anti-fascist and many of his works deal with the social turmoil of his time.
This non-fiction book is a detailed and amply-illustrated treatise on the production of a play in 1928.