First Edition of Mourning Becomes Electra; Inscribed by eugene o'neill to actress Erinna Herts and ten members of the play's original cast.

  • Mourning Becomes Electra.

Mourning Becomes Electra.

$5,500.00

Item Number: 18040

New York: Boni & Liveright, 1931.

First edition of O’Neill’s classic play. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to actress Erinna Herts on the front free endpaper, “To Erinna Herts with all good wishes Eugene O’Neill Nov. 1931.” Additionally, signed below O’Neill’s inscription, are the signatures of the ten members of the play’s original cast. Jack Moeller, the play’s director has added a short inscription at the bottom. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box.

Set in New England just after the end of the Civil War, Mourning Becomes Electra is O'Neill's three part reworking of themes from Greek tragedy. This adaptation of Aeschylus' Oresteia by one of America's greatest playwrights is a landmark in the history of theatre.

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