Charles Laughton Charles Boyer Agnes Moorehead "Don Juan In Hell" 1952 Original Cat LP Signed Autograph Cover Photos
Original Cast-"Don Juan In Hell"(Columbia Masterworks 166-two record set)-Double LP.Don Juan in Hell, excerpt of George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman first performed on stage in 1951 by Agnes Moorehead, Charles Boyer, Charles Laughton, and Sir Cedric Hardwicke.Man and Superman is a four-act drama, written by George Bernard Shaw in 1903. The series was written in response to calls for Shaw to write a play based on the Don Juan theme. Man and Superman opened at The Royal Court Theatre in London on 23 May 1905, but with the omission of the 3rd Act. A part of the act, Don Juan in Hell (Act 3, Scene 2), was performed when the drama was staged on 4 June 1907 at the Royal Court. The play was not performed in its entirety until 1915, when the Travelling Repertory Company played it at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh.The long third act of the play is often cut. Don Juan in Hell consists of a philosophical debate between Don Juan (played by the same actor who plays Jack Tanner), and the Devil, with Doņa Ana (Ann) and the Statue of Don Gonzalo, Ana's father (Roebuck Ramsden, an aged acquaintance of Tanner's and Ann's Guardian) looking on. This third act is often performed separately as a play in its own right, most famously during the 1950s in a concert version, featuring Charles Boyer as Don Juan, Charles Laughton as the Devil, Cedric Hardwicke as the Commander and Agnes Moorehead as Doņa Ana. This version was also released as a spoken word album on LP, but is yet to appear on CD. However, the complete performance recording is now available at various sites on the internet. In 197475 Kurt Kasznar, Myrna Loy, Edward Mulhare and Ricardo Montalban toured nationwide in John Houseman's reprise of the production, playing 158 cities in six months.The two record set has been autographed on the front cover by Charles Laughton with a fountain pen in black,Charles Boyer with a fountain pen in black and Agnes Moorehead with a fountain pen in brown.......................CONDITION OF VINYL,COVER AND AUTOGRAPHS IS VG.