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Scenes from "Ancient Heritage: A play of New England aristocracy" by Philip Parker

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Caption: "'Ancient Heritage: A play of New England Aristocracy.' By Philip Parker (Massachusetts). The Characters: Sarah Bancroft (Jane Cover); Carrie Bancroft (Mildred Howard); Edward Kendall (The Author); Richard Kendall (William Wang). Time: the present. A morning in June. Place: the living room of the Bancroft-Kendall home in a suburban New England town. Director: Douglas Hume. 'Ancient Heritage' by Philip Parker of Reading, Massachusetts is a play of three centuries of New England tradition. The two women represented are an integral part of the two-hundred-year-old red frame house, the scene of the play. They are one with the giant elm which guards it and the ancestral pines which shade it from the summer heat. Sarah and Carrie Bancroft, the author's kinswomen represent the fierce pride and true humility of the family in decadence. Mr. Parker has created a crisis in the lives of these two which in reality they barely escaped. He has succeeded admirably, it seems to us, in presenting an hones picture of his own people with affection and tolerance." RF photo #21122g.

Creator

Carolina Playmakers

Source

Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller Foundation records, photographs, series 236.R, box 54, folder 1284

Date

1935-02-15/1935-03-11

Rights

To the extent that the donor owns copyright in these materials, he/she has given the Rockefeller Archive Center the authority to grant permission to cite and publish material from the collection for scholarly purposes; however, copyright in some items may be held by their respective creators. Please consult an archivist for further details.

Format

image/jpeg

Type

image

Identifier

003396

Spatial Coverage

Reading (Mass.) Massachusetts

Citation

Carolina Playmakers, “Scenes from "Ancient Heritage: A play of New England aristocracy" by Philip Parker,” 100 Years: The Rockefeller Foundation, accessed February 21, 2020, https://rockfound.rockarch.org/digital-library-listing/-/asset_publisher/yYxpQfeI4W8N/content/scenes-from-ancient-heritage-a-play-of-new-england-aristocracy-by-philip-parker