BROADSIDE: THE CHELSEA THEATER CENTER PRESENTS KADDISH, THE WORLD PREMIERE OF ALLEN GINSBERG'S FIRST PLAY, THE DRAMATIZATION OF HIS STRIKING AND BEAUTIFUL POEM, IN A MIXED MEDIA --- LIVE AND VIDEO --- PRESENTATION. Allen Ginsberg.

BROADSIDE: THE CHELSEA THEATER CENTER PRESENTS KADDISH, THE WORLD PREMIERE OF ALLEN GINSBERG'S FIRST PLAY, THE DRAMATIZATION OF HIS STRIKING AND BEAUTIFUL POEM, IN A MIXED MEDIA --- LIVE AND VIDEO --- PRESENTATION

Brooklyn: The Chelsea Theater Center of Brooklyn, [1972]. Broadside announcing the premiere for Ginsberg's first play - a mixed-media production inspired by his highly-regarded poem written between 1957-59. A five-part play, set between Paterson, NJ and the Five Boroughs, this adaptation involves Ginsberg and his immediate family as central characters. Not the first adaptation of Kaddish for the stage or screen, though the first to be produced (Robert Frank created a film script in 1964, which was never produced, and Jerome Benjamin's A New/Kinda Theatre Company revised a version of Frank's script for the stage in 1965 - also never produced. cf.Morgan E17a-c). Neither the announcement nor the playscript are cited in Morgan, though this conforms - partially - to E84. OCLC notes a single holding at UNC Chapel Hill only (supplying an incorrect date of 1965). Item #4064

Original mimeographed broadside, printed in black on light brown stock, measuring 8.5" x 11". Faint paperclip impression at upper margin, light wear and a few tiny tears along right edge, else Near Fine.

Price: $100.00

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