AUDEN, W.H. and ISHERWOOD, Christopher

The Dog Beneath The Skin

London: Faber, 1935

8vo, pp. 180. Original red boards, lettered in black to spine. Lower edge uncut. Dustwrapper. Light spotting to top edge of text block and endpapers, otherwise a near fine copy in a slightly darkened, unclipped dustwrapper with just a little light wear to spine ends and corners.

First edition. One of 2000 copies. ORIGINAL FLYER ADVERTISING THE PLAY'S FIRST PRODUCTION LAID IN.

Although Auden and Isherwood share equal billing, the play was mostly Auden's work. Although the flyer promises the play will open in the autumn of 1935, the production was eventually pushed back to January 1936, when it opened at the Westminster theatre in London (now the St. James). It was staged by the Group Theatre, founded in 1932 by Rupert Doone. It staged all three Auden/Isherwood dramatic collaborations, and its collaborators included Benjamin Britten and Henry Moore.

A very nice copy, and with a scarce piece of ephemera: the flyer was presumably handed out or enclosed at the point of purchase.



Keywords: W.H. AUDEN Christopher ISHERWOOD"
£195.00


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