First edition. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with spine ends chipped (affecting some lettering) and light soiling. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: NATURAL AFFECTION.
Publisher: Random House (1963).
Publication Date: 1963
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Playbill, 1963. Magazine. Condition: Near Fine. Opened on Broadway in January 31, 1963. Closed March 2, 1963. Octavo, 9 " tall, 34 pages stated ( minus pages 1-2, and 5-14 and corresponding pages 35-44 and 47-48--BUT nothing is removed. All show production information present. Editorial filler was commonly dropped from this giveaway publication when insufficient advertising was sold to warrant cost. This was the opening of a new production and not yet a hit. Wire saddle stitch, pamphlet style magazine with stiff pictorial wraps. An original theatre program in near fine condition, clean, with little wear. Contains many advertisements for current shows, automobiles, hotels, etc. Seller Inventory # 43520
Book Description Random, New York, 1963. Hardcover. First printing. Cloth & boards. Light yellowing to page edges, else fine. Pale grey jacket has slight yellowing to spine and to margins of rear panel, else fine, flap price intact. A play set in Chicago by the author of the classics Come Back, Little Sheba, Picnic, and Bus Stop. "Natural Affection had the misfortune to open on Broadway during the 1962 New York City newspaper strike, which lasted from December 8, 1962, until April 1, 1963. Thus, few were aware of the play, and fewer bought tickets. It lasted only 36 performances, from January 31, 1963, to March 2, 1963. What theatergoers missed was a powerful drama on the theme of fragmented families and random violence. As with Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, the inspiration for Natural Affection came from a newspaper account of a seemingly meaningless and unmotivated murder. The play centers on a single mother, Chicago department-store buyer Sue Barker (Kim Stanley). While troubled teen Donnie (Gregory Rozakis), Sue's illegitimate son, has been away at reform school, she has entered into a relationship with Cadillac salesman Bernie Slovenk (Harry Guardino). With Donnie's unexpected return to her Chicago apartment, conflicts escalate, and Donnie finds himself on an emotional precipice. The closing five minutes of the play introduces a new character, a young woman Donnie meets in the apartment hallway. He invites her into the apartment and, without warning, kills her as the curtains close. The Broadway production, directed by Tony Richardson, benefited from composer John Lewis's made-to-order background music, which was provided via tape recordings, rather than live performance, and worked in the same fashion as a film score." - Wikipedia. Inge was an alcoholic, a closeted homosexual, and a suicide. He was also a terrific playwright. Seller Inventory # 43024
Book Description Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 1998. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0822208059-2-4
Book Description Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated. Paperback. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. The dust jacket is missing. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0822208059I3N01
Book Description Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 1998. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0822208059
Book Description Dramatist's Play Service, 1963. Paperback. Condition: Acceptable. This book is from our pre ISBN stock and is therefore over 50 years old. It has a general appearance commensurate with its age including age effects to page edges, binding and boards. This book is from our pre ISBN stock and could therefore be over 50 years old. It will have a general appearance commensurate with its age including age effects to page edges, binding and boards. Dust jacket is absent unless otherwise stated Major signs of wear and tear. Very well read. Reading copy only. May not be for the collector or suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0001729946
Book Description Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 1998. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0822208059
Book Description Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0822208059
Book Description Random House, nd, c, 1963. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Green Apple Books and Music, Publisher Weekly's Bookstore of the Year 2014, has been San Francisco's favorite independent bookseller since 1967! Shipping costs on oversize / international orders will reflect actual shipping charges and may be more than quoted by ABE. We will need to contact you with true shipping costs and ask for authorization before adjusting cost. Seller Inventory # mon0000006729
Book Description Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 1998. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020822208059