Lot 773: Hand-corrected proof in German, three adjoining pages, 5.75 x 13, November 9, 1872, with an ANS signed "RW" affixed at the conclusion. The galley proof for Wagner's essay 'Letter to an Actor on Acting,' extensively hand-edited and corrected by Wagner, who adds several small corrections within the text and many ink notations to the margins. Affixed to a same-size sheet for reinforcement. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, some small tears and chips to edges, and a bit of toning and soiling. In the essay, Wagner discusses the psychological conditions of the actor within the theatre business. He was a prolific writer with a keen critical eye for the arts, and often turned to theatre for subject matter. An extremely rare piece from the profoundly influential composer.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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