Hoboken-Blues: "Das Lied von Hoboken": Negerkomödie: Gold, Michael Hoboken-Blues: "Das Lied von Hoboken": Negerkomödie: Gold, Michael Hoboken-Blues: "Das Lied von Hoboken": Negerkomödie: Gold, Michael

Hoboken-Blues: "Das Lied von Hoboken": Negerkomödie

Gold, Michael

Published by Volksbünen-Verlags- und Vertriebs-G.m.b.H., Berlin, 1929
Condition: vg Soft cover
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8vo. 100pp. Maroon cloth spine over green wraps with red lettering. Sunning to top edge of front- and rear wraps. Translated from the American into German by Hermynia zur Mühlen. "Bearbeitung, Lieder: Günther Weisenborn." The News Playwrights' Theatre production of "Hoboken Blues" in 1928 was a bold experiment that failed with audiences and critics because it appeared to be racist although the playwright wrote it to expose the injustice done to African-Americans. Michael Gold wanted African-Americans to play the parts but director E. Massey cast white actors wearing black make-up. Fascinating piece of American Theatre history. Mimeographed typescript. Wraps in very good, interior in near fine condition. Rare German edition. Bookseller Inventory # 19326

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Title: Hoboken-Blues: "Das Lied von Hoboken": ...

Publisher: Volksbünen-Verlags- und Vertriebs-G.m.b.H., Berlin

Publication Date: 1929

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:vg

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