London: N.p., Circa 1953. Original typescript draft for the 1954 play. With brief holograph annotations throughout, mostly by a proofreader. Laid in note addressed to Alec Clunes, manager of the Arts Theatre in London, submitting script for review.
First performed at the Aldwych Theatre in London May 1954, and then again in the US at the ANTA Playhouse in New York City, debuting on February 23, 1955 and closed on April 23, 1955, for an extended preview season total of 69 performances, starring Tyrone Power, Christopher Plummer, and Sydney Pollack, with incidental music by Leonard Bernstein.
The third in a quartet of ‘seasonal’ plays by Fry, representing winter, preceded by 1948’s "The Lady’s Not For Burning" representing spring and 1950’s "Venus Observed" representing autumn, and preceding 1970’s "A Yard Of Sun," representing summer.
Black untitled wrappers. Title page present with credits for playwright Christopher Fry. 42 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 39. Typescript. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two staples.