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Cyril Ritchard 1950 Playbill "The Relapse Or Virtue In Danger" Signed Autograph Cover Photo

Ritchard, Cyril  1950 Playbill The Relapse Or Virtue In Danger Signed Autograph Cover Photo
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Ritchard, Cyril 1950 Playbill "The Relapse Or Virtue In Danger" Signed Autograph Cover Photo
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Ritchard, Cyril  1950 Playbill The Relapse Or Virtue In Danger Signed Autograph Cover PhotoRitchard, Cyril  1950 Playbill The Relapse Or Virtue In Danger Signed Autograph Cover PhotoRitchard, Cyril  1950 Playbill The Relapse Or Virtue In Danger Signed Autograph Cover Photo
Playbill for The Morosco Theatre-1950-"The Relapse Or Virtue In Danger"-starring Cyril Ritchard-6" X 9"-40 pages-theatre program.The Relapse, or, Virtue in Danger is a Restoration comedy from 1696 written by John Vanbrugh. The play is a sequel to Colley Cibber's Love's Last Shift, or, Virtue Rewarded.In Cibber's Love's Last Shift, a free-living Restoration rake is brought to repentance and reform by the ruses of his wife, while in The Relapse, the rake succumbs again to temptation and has a new love affair. His virtuous wife is also subjected to a determined seduction attempt, and resists with difficulty.During the first half of the 20th century The Relapse was relatively neglected, along with other Restoration drama, and experts are uncertain about exactly when Vanbrugh's original again resurged to prominence on the stage and thereby marginalized Sheridan's version. These experts now believe the play may have been first brilliantly rehabilitated by Anthony Quayle's 1947 production at the Phoenix Theatre, starring Cyril Ritchard as Lord Foppington and brought to Broadway by Ritchard in 1950.The Playbill has been autographed on the front cover by Cyril Ritchard with a fountain pen in blue..........BOTH PLAYBILL AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.......