"Pinter's "The Room" & "A Slight Ache""   Lot no. 2376

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Dec. 9, 1964 (Estimated)
12.50" x 11.50"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of the combined cast of the 1964-65 Off-Broadway double-billed productions of Pinter`s `The Room` & `A Slight Ache`, under the umbrella of `The New Pinter Plays`. Directed by Word Baker, both one-acts starred Frances Sternhagen who played opposite Henderson Forsythe in `Ache` and Clarence Felder in `Room`. Ran at the Writers Stage Theatre, NYC, from 12/9/64 to 10/3/65 for 342 performances. Sternhagen won the Distinguisehd Performance Obie for this show. Probably for the New York Journal-American. 

On 20.00" x 15.00" illustration board, with the drawing measuring to 12.50" x 11.50." Minor edge soiling.

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From the dawn of TV, from 1937 to 1967, George Wachsteter (1911 - 2004) was a prominent in-demand American illustrator and caricaturist. Next to Al Hirschfeld, Wachsteter was one of the most visible American theatrical caricaturists at the time. He produced theatrical, radio, television and film related images for the 3 major radio and television networks, NBC, CBS and ABC. Wachsteter's humorous and elegant line drawings were seen displayed in almost every American living room through the syndicated TV View guide, and prominently placed in most major newspapers, including the Times, Herald Tribune, New York Journal American, and New York World-Telegram. A gradual loss of his vision ended his career prematurely in the late 1960s.