This file includes two copies of book entitled 'The National Theatres of Europe', printed and published by Geo W. Jones at the Sign of the Dolphin, Aylesbury, Bucks, England.
Book includes report on National Theatres in European Countries, completed with photographs of the theatres discussed. The book also encloses a flyer of appeal to raise £92,000 for the erection, equipment and opening of the National Theatre on the South Kensington site. Flyer includes two photographs of the site (1939) and a photograph taken on the occasion of the ceremony of the transfer of freehold of the site to the Trustees of the Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre, with George Bernard Shaw addressing the audience.
The book was issued under the Worthing Art Development Scheme; cost of the book to be donated towards the National Theatre Appeal.
The file also includes brief correspondence between Kenneth Rae and Hunt, Barnard and Co. Ltd printers. Kenneth Rae seeks help in obtaining copies of the book on 'The National Theatres of Europe' (February 1949).