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All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.
ca. 1963-1964. Owens' 25-page typescript for the play Homo, with an accompanying autograph note signed by Julian Beck of the Living Theatre, explaining that Owens had given him the typescript, likely in early 1964, when their theater was closed by federal authorities. Beck's note is dated "1964," but we believe this to be a typo and that it was written in 1984. The typescript has two character names added in the List of Characters, multiple instances of handwriting over type to make the type more clear, two lines of stage direction added at the bottom of page 10, and one notation added at the bottom of page four that says "Others do not vex!," clarifying a phrase in the typed text that is unclear. Ostensibly, these changes are in Owens' hand. Claspbound in black binder, with a bit of creasing surrounding the clasp and a bit of foxing to the binder; near fine. An original typescript by one of the leading avant garde playwrights of the 20th century, with a note by one of the founders of the Living Theatre, one of era's most innovative and influential forces in American drama. [#033190] $1,250
ca. 1963-1964. Owens' 30-page typescript for the play The String-Game, with an accompanying autograph note signed by Julian Beck of the Living Theatre, dated in 1984, explaining that Owens had given him the typescript during the 1963-64 season when the Living Theatre was shut down by federal authorities, while the production of Owens' play Futz was in rehearsal. According to Beck's note, "We never -- or rather -- haven't yet produced any of Rochelle's work tho the possibility still exists." Futz, when it was finally produced in New York, won an Obie Award, one of three that Owens won. The script and the note are fine, in a three-hole binder. An original script by one of the leading American avant garde playwrights of the 20th century, with distinguished provenance. [#033189] $850