Christmas   in the Works of
Stanley Weintraub

Beardsley: A Biography
New York: George Braziller, 1967

p. 14

Beardsley also designed the programs for some of [his school´s] entertainments. His most ambitious achievement was....for the Christmas musical The Pay of the Pied Piper, performed on December 19, 1888. Not only did he design the program, but the costumes as well....This virtuoso performance - from program and costume design to parts in the prologue and the play - was by a nonstudent: he had withdrawn from Brighton Grammar School by the time the entertainment was held. And had to return to play in it....

p. 31

The Christmas holidays of 1891 bore an additional promise....the Rev. C.G. Thornton, a Brighton parson who had known Beardsley in his school days, had urged Aymer Villance [a member of the William Morris circle] to look up the promising boy...in what may have been a burst of Christmas spirit, Vllance journeyed to Pimlico and spent an afternoon examining the drawings Beardsley had arranged for him....Vallance was impressed by its quantity as well as its quality.

p. 149

....Smithers ordered...details [changed], and the artist [Beardsley] removed The Yellow Book....But the delay in revising the cover meant putting off the release of the first Savoy until after Christmas....It was a financial...setback for the magazine, one from which it would never recover....

Index of Weintraub Christmas Exhibit Pages

  1. Dear Young Friend: The Letters of American Presidents to Children
  2. Albert: Uncrowned King
  3. Victoria: An Intimate Biography
  4. Shaw's People: Victoria to Churchill
  5. Disraeli: A Biography
  6. Bernard Shaw: The Diaries  1885-1897, Volume I
  7. Bernard Shaw: The Diaries  1885-1897, Volume II
  8. Shaw: An Autobiography  1856-1898
  9. The Playwright and the Pirate: Bernard Shaw and Frank Harris: A Correspondence
  10. Bernard Shaw  1914-1918: Journey to Heartbreak
  11. Private Shaw and Public Shaw: a dual portrait of Lawrence of Arabia and G.B.S.
  12. Lawrence of Arabia: the literary impulse
  13. Silent Night: The Christmas Truce of 1914
  14. The Last Great Cause: The Intellectuals and the Spanish Civil War
  15. Reggie: A Portrait of Reginald Turner
  16. Whistler: A Biography
  17. Beardsley: A Biography
  18. Aubrey Beardsley: Imp of the Perverse
  19. Four Rossettis: A Victorian Biography
  20. Exhibit: Story of Stanley Tree
  21. Exhibit: Stanley Tree Photograph 1
  22. Exhibit: Stanley Tree Photograph 2

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