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Bor’ba. Sotsial’naia drama perevod - GALSWORTHY, John - 1918. [1277162]
Knigoizdatel’stvo Dennitsa. Moskva. 1918 - Rare first edition in Russian of the Nobel Laureate’s third play, from 1909. While rarely staged now, the play, which features a strike in a Welsh factory and the battle between the directors and the workers, was highly successful at the time—it was voted as one of the National Theatre’s 100 most influential plays of the twentieth century—and would have proved perfect material for the early Bolshevik theatre. ‘At the white-heat core of [Galsworthy’s] play are the eternal human conflicts between idealism and pragmatism, justice and mercy, the needs and rights of individuals and communities. Two men are simultaneously its hero and antihero: the board’s chairman and the strike’s leader. Each is honourably committed to his beliefs; each is disastrously prepared to sacrifice himself and others for the sake of his vision’ (The Guardian, 21 August 2016, on Chichester Festival Theatre’s recent production). The stage designs here are by Vasily Denisov (1862–1921), a Symbolist artist who worked a lot in the theatre. Not found in WorldCat. Large 4to (342 × 261 mm), pp. [2], 76; with 4 colour illustrations tipped in; some spotting/light browning due to paper stock; wire-stitched in the original illustrated wrappers, printed in red, chipped in places and a little spotted, some corrosion to the staples, short tears to a couple of leaves in the gutter from the stitching, spine neatly repaired, slightly creased, one closed tear, old bookseller’s marks. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Simon Beattie ABA ILAB]
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