[Horace Sequeira, actor, portrait painter and make-up artist.] Four items: Autograph Duologue titled 'Seeing the Coronation'; duplicated duologue titled 'A Quiet Day's Sketching in Sussex'; and two price lists.

Horace Sequeira (1887-1973), actor, make-up artist, portrait painter [Old Vic and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London]
Publication details: 
All four undated (one circa 1953 and the others earlier). One item from 5 Belsize Crescent, Hampstead, NW3 [London], and two others from 17 Welbeck Mansions, Inglewood Rd, NW6.
SKU: 21071

Sequeira was born in Aldgate. In the years following his service in the London Regiment during the First World War, he acted in Shakespeare at the Old Vic, and he would continue as an actor into the age of film and television. In addition to acting Sequeira taught (including a youthful Peter Cushing) at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, painted, and in 1953 published a book on stage make-up. The present four items, all undated, are in good condition, lightly aged. ONE: Autograph duologue titled 'Seeing the Coronation'. 5pp., foolscap 8vo. With revised conclusion, 1p., 12mo. The six leaves pinned together. The five foolscap leaves carry duplicated pages of another dialogue on their other sides. A humorous interchange between 'Alice' and an increasingly-hysterical 'Maud', in the London crowd to see Queen Elizabeth II's 1953 coronation procession. TWO: Duplicated typed dialogue titled, 'A Quiet Day's Sketching in Sussex'. 4pp., 4to. On four leaves. Sewn into makeshift brown paper wraps, with the following on the cover: 'A Quiet Day's Sketching in Sussex | Horace Sequeira | 5 Belsize Crescent | Hampstead N.W 3 | Miss G. Russell'. At head of first page: 'The Characters are two artists, Miss Vandyke Brown and Miss Rose Madder (Both very arty).' THREE: Printed price-list of 'Original Monologues, Duologues and Sketches by Horace Sequeira | May be obtained from 17, Welbeck Mansions, Inglewood Road, N.W.6 | Phone: HAMpstead 0968'. 4pp., 4to. Bifolium. With addendum slip. Prices are given for numerous monologues and duologues, as well as sketches, 'Farcical Sketches' and 'A Costume Thriller'. With notes and details relating to arrangements for performance. Presumably produced for students of acting (there is a reference to 'Elocution Teachers'). Some of the sketches require pianos and telephones as props ('Telephones are made to order price 10/6 (this does not include bell).') FOUR: Printed price list, headed 'Ready Now | New Monologues, Duologues & Sketches by Horace Sequeira.' 1p., 8vo. With addendum slip. At foot: 'Please Apply to: - | 17, Welbeck Mansions, | Inglewood Rd, N.W.6'.