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BECKETT, Samuel

Waiting for Godot

London: Faber, 1956

8vo, pp. 94. Original yellow boards, lettered in red to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, photographic portrait of the author to rear panel. Contemporary (1956) ownership signature to front free endpaper (see below). Publisher's note tipped in.

First UK edition. Publisher's note tipped in, explaining textual deletions made 'to satisfy the requirements of the Lord Chamberlain.'

Margaret Braund's copy, with her ownership signature dated 1956 to front free endpaper. She taught at the Central School of Speech and Drama and at the ArtsEd drama schools in London. Her notes on the first London production of the play, directed in 1955 by Peter Hall, cover the rear endpapers: '1st night audience in London, yawns, ironic laughs, audience walking out - attacked. Interminable evening, the actors felt. [...] Peter Hall "It has no literal or final meaning."...'.

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