Item #5419 The Living Theatre: Stein Picasso Eliot [with John Cage poetry]. Picasso Stein, John Cage, Eliot.

The Living Theatre: Stein Picasso Eliot [with John Cage poetry]

New York: Living Theatre, 1952. Saddle-stapled. Offset. In illustrated wraps. 16pp. 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. Light staining to wrap at spine and bottom edge and small chip on bottom right corner of wraps, not obstructing image or text. Else very good; inside clean and undamaged. Scarce, and in remarkable condition considering paper quality and age. Item #5419

Program booklet for the inaugural Winter 1951- Spring 1952 season of The Living Theatre, held at the Cherry Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village, with cover illustration by Pablo Picasso and the first publication of John Cage’s poetry "in response to a request for a manifesto on music, 1952."

The program also includes Gertrude Stein’s Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights, Kenneth Rexroth’s Beyond the Mountains, Pablo Picasso’s Desire, Paul Goodman’s Faustina, T.S. Eliot’s Sweeney Agonistes, and more. A listing of Living Theatre actors and staff is included as well as promotion for Julian Beck’s paintings on view at the theatre, and writing by William Carlos Williams and Judith Malina. Advertisements for local 1950s New York business sprinkled throughout.

The rare program for the inaugural season of The Living Theatre, with writing and art from John Cage, Pablo Picasso, and more.


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