London: Michael White, 1978. Offset. Saddle stapled. 11 ¾ x 8 ¾ in. 31 pp. Very good; wear to wrappers and spine scuffed. Previous owners inscription on front free endpaper. [with] np: np, . Typescript. Xerox. Side stapled. 14 x 8 ½ in. 37 pp. Very good; light edge wear, holograph annotation and marks to highlight directorial instructions. Item #6061
An example of avant-garde theater legend Robert Wilson’s conceptual rigor and preoccupation with language, and a document of production process.
The play was published as a book on the occasion of its June 1978 run in London. However, the script accompanying this book is from production of the play’s premiere at Eastern Michigan University in April 1977. The holograph production notes and faint drawings from a prior version of the script from which this copy was Xeroxed, along with the highlighting directorial instructions, indicates that the script was likely used by either Wilson or the play’s other actor, the choreographer Lucinda Childs. The drawings and instructions on the script are particularly notable for the context and staging information they provide.