Easter: A Play for Singers. John Masefield.

Easter: A Play for Singers

Hardcover. London: William Heinemann, 1929. 1st Edition. Fine.


First edition, first printing. Publisher's coated blue cloth, ruled in blind and stamped in gilt; in the original pale blue-gray dust jacket, sparsely lettered in black. A fine copy; in a near fine dust jacket with some toning to extremities. This short play tells the story of Easter, through a singing cast of "Persons and Spirits". Notably, though Masefield frequently used Christian themes and imagery in his plays throughout the 1920's, performance opportunities were limited by a longstanding ban on the use of biblical figures in performances until 1928.


Item #JM006

Price: $150.00

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