Very Good in Very Good+ jacket. This FIRST EDITION is a STATED "SECOND IMPRESSION, November 1957" on copyright page. DW is covered by Brodart with price point of "10s 6d, net" still intact. DW is VERY GOOD+ with black and white pictorial cover photo of Sir Laurence Olivier in bowler hat and bow tie very clear and untouched. DW's spine tips and corners mildly bumped and worn with tiny chips to top spine tips and very light edge wear otherwise Near Fine. Book is NEAR FINE with binding and insides tight, bright and clean with previous owner's name in ink on top of left ep (under DW flap) DW has turquoise blue cloth binding with bold gilt lettering on spine and spine tips and corners barely bumped. The Entertainer is the fantastic follow up to John Osborne's Look Back in Anger. As a commentary on the times that they lived in this is a very funny but touching play and starred Sir Laurence Olivier when it opened at the Royal Court in April 1957. Olivier went on to garner an Oscar nomination for his role in the movie version of this story, directed by Tony Richardson. Hardcover, 5" x 8", 89pp.
Octavo. Second printing, same year as the first, of his second play, basis of the film. Green cloth. Covers a little bowed, else a VG clean and unworn copy. Dust jacket has some closed tears; spine lettering yellowed; rear panel has a damp stain at fore margin; good, flap price intact. With the pencil ownership signature of Ted Allan, noted Canadian screenwriter, playwright, novelist, biographer (Norman Bethune), Communist, Spanish Civil War vet, and film maker.
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