Can we tempt you to a tea towel, a mug or some decorative bookplates to personalise your library?
The shop at Kelmscott House offers a carefully chosen selection of gifts, cards and books relating to William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement. If you love Morris’s designs, or you’re looking for that perfect present, we may be able to help!
Here’s a selection of some of our most popular items:
- Range of William Morris publications - visit publications page
- Unique handmade gifts in beautiful Morris fabrics, including lavender bags and cushion covers
- Postcards and handmade greetings cards from £0.40
- Tea towels and aprons featuring iconic Morris designs like Pimpernel and Sweet Briar, from £4.00
- A selection of mugs featuring Morris design, from £6.00
- Books, journals and publications covering the life and work of Morris and other leading figures of the Arts & Crafts movement
- The Society’s recently published guide book, A History of Kelmscott House £5.00
William Morris’s The Tables Turned, or Nupkins Awaked – A Socialist Interlude.
The CD features a live recording of a performance by The New Factory of the Eccentric Actor of William Morris’s The Tables Turned, or Nupkins Awaked – A Socialist Interlude. This performance took place on the evening of Sunday 2nd May 2010 at the historic Coach House meeting room adjacent to Kelmscott House, Upper Mall, Hammersmith. The new production of the play was devised specifically for performance at The Coach House by the Director, Gary Merry.
William Morris’s play was first performed at premises of the Socialist League in Farringdon Road, London, on 15th October 1887. (William Morris directed the play and took the part of The Archbishop of Canterbury.) This play is the first expressly described “Socialist” play; it is also the pioneer example of agit prop theatre.
Morris’s play was enthusiastically received by his comrades and friends. However after Morris’s death this important work was generally ignored. So far as we are able to ascertain our new production was the first time in the play’s history that it has been performed with a cast of professional actors.
This is a unique opportunity to acquire a high quality recording by a leading progressive theatre company of an important and rare work. £9 per copy, (includes £1 packing and postage in the UK) Enquire for shipping costs to rest of world
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