Charles Frohman Presents Maude Adams in Edmond Rostand's Play in Four Acts "Chantecler." Adapted by Louis N. Parker [Cover title: "Chantecler: Told in Words and Pictures]
[New York: Charles Frohman, 1911]. First Edition. Oblong folio (28x34.75cm.); original photo-illustrated string-bound card wrappers, yapp edges; unpaged; photographic illus. throughout. Some shallow chips and tiny losses to wrapper extremities, none affecting text or illustrations, spine nearly split, some foxing to contents, else About Very Good.
Deluxe souvenir brochure issued in conjunction with one of Adams's last Broadway appearances. (The actress, who achieved fame in 1905 playing the lead role in J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan," would retire in 1916.) "Chantecler", which criticised the modernist movement and promoted idealism, was considered rather unusual for being set in a barnyard, the protagonist, played by Adams, a rooster. The present item is illustrated with dozens of stills from the original Broadway production, showcasing the exquisitely realistic costumes and set design.