Very Good in Very Good DJ. Book club edition, very good hardcover with musty smell shows touch of foxing at page edges, in very good dust jacket showing touch of staining at edges of jacket flaps, along with rubbing, soil and trace edge wear. 111 pages. Still an attractive copy of this play from Simon.
Fine in Near Fine jacket. The Good Doctor is a comedy with music written by Neil Simon. Book Club (BCE/BOMC) edition. The Good Doctor is set in Russia during the 19th century and written in the style of Chekhovian comedy. It is composed of a series of scenes in which the only connecting thread is the character of the Writer originally played by Christopher Plummer, who is obviously Anton Chekhov. Simon uses several direct references to Chekhov in the play: The writer's opening monologue quotes Trigorn, the writer in The Seagull, directly and one of the scenes, "The Audition" centers around an untried actress auditioning for The Writer by playing all of The Three Sisters. The Good Doctor opened on Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on November 27, 1973 and closed on May 25, 1974 after 208 performances and 8 previews. Directed by A. J. Antoon, it starred René Auberjonois, Barnard Hughes, Marsha Mason, Christopher Plummer, and Frances Sternhagen. Frances Sternhagen won the Tony Award, Best Featured Actress in a Play, and it received 4 additional Tony Award nominations: Best Original Score, Best Featured Actor in a Play (René Auberois), and Best Lighting remiDesign. A revival was produced by The Melting Pot Theater, at the Theater of the Riverside Church, New York City, from February 1998 through March 1, 1998, with Andre De Shields, Jane Connell, and Gordon Connell. A television movie was made based on the play, with Edward Asner, Richard Chamberlin, and Marsha Mason. It aired on U.S. Public Television in 1972 and again on November 8, 1978.  Simon met his second wife, Marsha Mason during auditions for this play. The Good Doctor (Dobry wujek in Polish) also had its official premiere in Poland on June 28, 2008 at Wybrzezak Theatre in Gdansk, Poland, with a preview of the play on June 27 at the University of Gdansk. The production used the first and only polish translation of the play by Dariusz Burkowski. The show was directed by Richard Glockner, a professor at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls who was assisted by Crystal G. Schneider (the dramaturg) and Christina Carr (lights, stage design, costumes). The production had not included three scenes from the original script (The drowned man A quiet war and The arrangement) and featured: Ewa Czernowicz ("The sneeze": General's wife; "Too late for happiness": The lady) Ewa Dziedzic ("A defenceless creatuhere": Woman) Malgorzata Kubicka ("The audition": Girl) Malgorzata Rozalska ("The governess": Mistress) Agnieszka Sprawka ("The governess": Julia) Karolina Wrobel ("The sneeze": Madame Cherdiakov; "The seduction": Wife) Mariusz Babicki ("Surgery": Sexton; "A defenceless creature": Pochatkin) Dariusz Burkowski (The writer, narrator) Lukasz Lawniczak ("The sneeze": General; "Surgery": Kuriatin) Kacper Rucinski ("The sneeze": Cherdiakov; "A defenceless creature": Kistunov) and Wojciech Tremiszewski ("The seduction": Peter; "The audition": Voice).
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Sound binding and hinges. Clean, slightly tanned pages. Paper over boards is edge rubbed. DJ has light edge wear, overall light handling wear and soiling.; Set in Russia at the turn of the 20th century. Play by American author Neil Simon (1927-).; Book Club Edition; 8.5" tall; 110 pages.
Very Good + in Near Fine jacket. First edition, hardcover, very slight lean, pages 101 and 103 slightly miscut with corner crease and small bit of excess paper at bottom corner, otherwise a crisp, Near Fine copy in like dustjacket.
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