Operetta: A Theatrical History (warmly inscribed by the author)
Richard Traubner

Doubleday, 1983. First edition First edition (stated). Warmly inscribed by Traubner on the half-title page to theatrical producer Michael Shipley. Hardcover. xvii+ 461 pp. with index, bibliography. Fine in dust jacket with fade to the spine strip and some wear to the spine ends. Complete, richly illustrated history of operetta, that delightful form of musical theatre that has enraptured audiences for more than a century. Beginning with the one-act frivolities of Offenbach and Herve through the eras of Lecocq and Palnquette, Strauss, Gilbert and Sullivan, Noel Coward, Lerner and Loewe. Books signed by Traubner, famed New York and London Times feature writer and international theatre and film lecturer, are quite scarce. Fine Hardcover 9780385132329 (Item ID: GE16402)


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