London: N.p. circa 1953. Original typescript draft for the 1954 play. With brief holograph notations throughout, mostly by a proofreader.
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. Holographic ink notation throughout. Laid in note addressed to Alec Clunes, manager of the Arts Theatre in London, submitting script for review.
Set in the wintertime, the production was third in a quartet of 'seasonal' plays, featured incidental music written by Leonard Bernstein. Christopher Plummer had an understudy role that he wrote about in his memoir. This play followed the springtime of "The Lady’s Not For Burning" and the autumnal "Venus Observed." The quartet was completed in 1970 with "A Yard Of Sun," representing summer.
Set in Hungarian Revolution of 1848.
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.