Preliminary prospectus for the Cabaret Theatre Club, 1912 April
Scope and Contents
Text of the prospectus:
"Preliminary prospectus. The 'Cabaret Theatre Club' is now being permanently established.
At 3, Heddon Street, Regent Street, London W., premises have been taken. The decoration will be entirely and exclusively the work of leading young British artists.
From 9 o'clock to 11.30 a varied, programme, with the tendency of a return of art to intuition and simplicity, will be given. On one hand such art as we owe to the genius of the people, the dance, folk lore--on the other offering free development to the youngest and best of our contemporaries and--'Futurists.'
The audience will sit around small tables. The cellars will be stocked by connoisseurs.
From 11.30 Suppers--artistic suppers--(Brillat-Savarin was a great man). Spanish gipsies will play. Neapolitans sing. English poets say their verses, dancers dance ..."
Includes terms of membership.
Signed: "The Cabaret Theatre Club. April, 1912."
Printed on parchment-like paper, by Verdier, Ltd.
The top of the first page includes an illustration attributed to Wyndham Lewis or Spencer Gore. Water Michel notes: "Design from the preliminary prospectus. Inscribed 'Cave of the Calf' and "Cabaret-Theatre Club'. Possibly by Lewis but more florid and less incisive than his other Cabaret work. The design shows a frieze of calf and dancers ..." (Michel, no. 31).
Cork notes: "This illustration, with its pronounced expressionist character, is probably the work of Wyndham Lewis ... But it may possibly have been designed in collaboration with Spencer Gore, whose style at this period could sometimes come remarkably close to Lewis's ..." (Art beyond the gallery, page 69).
- 1912 April
1 folded sheet ( pages) ; 26 x 32 cm, folded to 26 x 16 cm
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From the Collection: English
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