By Orlin Corey. Featuring designs by Irene Corey. Introduction by Clara Hieronymus. Additional designs by Ken Holamon.
The story of Everyman Players, a legendary regional theatre troupe from 1957-1980, is a "Cinderella tale" of artistry and pluck, travail and accolades. Orlin Corey, director, and Irene Corey, designer, co-created the Everyman Players, birthed from their early signature creation, The Book of Job drama, on a small college campus in the mid-1950s. In 24 professional seasons, they mounted a dozen theatre classics, among them Electra, The Tempest, Romans by Saint Paul, Reynard the Fox and The Pilgrim's Progress. Their distinctive and highly styled productions were trouped a million miles on a global circuit.
Everyman Players won critical acclaim and public huzzas on four continents for direction, design and "seamless artistry."
Their Book of Job drama and Romans by Saint Paul are theatrical landmarks. Their Electra and The Tempest are classics of both direction and design. Everyman Players launched Reynard the Fox and The Great Cross-Country Race, productions which have enthralled children for over a quarter century.
Irene Corey's designs for Everyman Player's repertoire are richly represented in 48 pages of color photos, most of which have been not published before. This account of America's only touring classical repertory troupe is a readable and entertaining adventure of the theatre. Author Corey weaves incident, observation and anecdote into an engrossing narrative. Hardcover—294 pages. 150 photos, including 48 pages of color.
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