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A Severed Head: A Play in Three Acts

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Title:A Severed Head: A Play in Three Acts
Price:GBP£35.00 (about USD$43.70)
Book ID:B009-PLY00041
Publisher:Chatto & Windus, London, 1964
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Fine Condition
Dust Jacket:Near Fine
Chatto & Windus, 1964, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, First Edition

"this edition gives the text of the play performed in the highly successful Bristol Old Vic production in Bristol and London. The descriptions of the scenes, settings, and stage movements, have been specially written for this reading edition. When it first appeared in Bristol this comedy broke the rule that fashionable women novelists were a bad theatrical risk: it seemed an admirable piece of work then, and a second viewing increases one's admiration. Iris Murdoch enlisted the help of J.B. Priestley in adapting her novel for the theatre, but the result is entirely true to her own world. Certainly it is a 'literary' play - but it is literary in the best sense: there is no trace of the stylistic vanities which are the usual mark of the novelist-turned-playwright. All the effects - the laughs, shocks, and ironies with which the play abounds - are expertly placed, and the timing of the episodes shows an exact understanding of the relationship between duration and impact. It is a dazzling piece of entertainment."; the price-intact (& now protected) D/J, shows light edge-wear with some insignificant soiling to rear cover Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 108 pages. in archive acetate film protection. Gilt titles spine. green cloth. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Theatre & Plays; Theatre & Plays. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: PLY00041.
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