Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

N.p. N.p., Circa 1973. Draft script of playwright Christopher Bond’s 1973 retelling of the Victorian tale of Sweeney Todd, which would form the basis of Stephen Sondheim’s popular musical half a decade later, after Sondheim saw the play at the Theatre Royal Stratford East in London in 1973.

The first retelling of Sweeney Todd in which Todd is given a back story for his bloody mayhem, with Todd seeking revenge against a wealthy judge who sent Todd to exile in order to get him out of the picture and rape his attractive wife.

Set in London during the reign of King George II.

Terra cotta titled leatherette wrappers. Title page present, with credits for playwright C.G. Bond. 74 leaves, with last page of text numbered 2-11-5. Mimeograph, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.

[Book #145700]

Price: $750.00