Diversion. A Play in Three Acts: Book Plus Original Typescript.

Van Druten, John

Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, London, England, 1928
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Title: Diversion. A Play in Three Acts: Book Plus ...

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons, London, England

Publication Date: 1928

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Book: 110 pages; black cloth binding with paper label on spine with dust jacket under mylar. First British edition. Together with: Clean typescript (no corrections) 127 pages; bound in red cloth, missing chips and wear to the binding Done for the "Opening Performance, Forty-Ninth Street Theatre, New York, January 11, 1928." John Van Druten (1901-1957) was an English born American playwright, perhaps best known for his dramatization of Christopher Isherwood's 'Berlin Stories', which eventually became the play 'Cabaret'. Diversion is among Van Druten's earliest plays. It opened at the Forty Ninth Street Theater in New York in January 1928. It was produced by Adolph Klauber, who also produced Emperor Jones in 1920, an early play by Eugene O'Neill. The play was directed by Jane Cowl, Klauber's wife. Among the listed cast for opening night was Leo G. Carroll, later famous for his role as Cosmo Topper on TV. Dialogue is typed in black, stage directions in red. The printed version of the play has been included. The book is in fine condition and the typed play has wear as if it has been used during a production. The printed version of the play differs greatly from the typescript. Bookseller Inventory # 12561

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