On Stage, Mr. Jefferson!

On Stage, Mr. Jefferson!

By: Jean Lee Latham Complete Authored Works
Published by: Harper and Brothers
Publication Date: 1958

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The author of THIS DEAR-BOUGHT LAND has written a dramatic and swift-moving account of the life of Joseph Jefferson, one of the first great American actors.

Joseph Jefferson III was both the son and the grandson of actors with the same name. As a child it seemed to Joe almost impossible to live up to the reputations established by the Joseph Jeffersons who had preceded him.

But from his youthful days of barnstorming with his parents through pioneer America to his tremendous success as Rip Van Winkle, Joe was a dedicated and entusiastic actor. He received his fame with the same humor, modesty, and good sense which had characterized the years of hard struggle which had led to his fulfillment.

Edward Shenton's detailed and accurate pictures add strength and value to this lively story of one of the theater's great men.

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