MASEFIELD John - Autograph Letter Signed 1910 regarding some proofs
John MASEFIELD (1878-1967)
Autograph Letter Signed (“J. Masefield”) to a Mrs. Jacks, 1 page 8vo, Hill Crest, Boar’s Hill, Oxford, n.d. [after 1917, when Masefield moved to Boar’s Hill].
Masefield asks “Would you let me see the Riquet play some day? We cannot do many plays here in the year, but I would to see Riquet, if you have a copy.”
The poet is probably referring to F.R. Planché’s Riquet with the tuft, a play based on a fairy tale by Perrault and first performed in 1836. Masefield was deeply involved with the drama and had his own theatre at Boar’s Hill.
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