Richard of Bordeaux: A Play in Two Acts, by Gordon Daviot.
Buff card covers with flaps and sewn binding. Published by Victor Gollancz Ltd, fourth impression, September 1933 (first published March 1933).
Gordon Daviot was the name under which Elizabeth MacKintosh (1896-1952) wrote plays. She is best known as a mystery novelist under her other pseudonym, Josephine Tey.
‘Richard of Bordeaux’ is dedicated to [Sir] John Gielgud, who produced and starred as Richard II in the first production. This romantic portrayal of Richard as a refined pacifist in a brutal world, written in modern English and contrasting sharply with Shakespeare’s ‘Richard II’, was a hit at the New Theatre, London, and turned Gielgud from a respected Shakespearean actor into a household name.
Paperback with unclipped flaps. Covers are water-stained and have suffered small tears and losses, and the spine is cocked. Internally the pages are somewhat aged but clean, and the stitched binding is sound.