Poor Murderer

Kevin McCarthy, Laurence Luckinbill, Larry Gates, Ruth Ford, Maria Schell, Ernest Graves (starring)
Herbert Berghof (director, translation)
Laurence Luckinbill (translation)
Pavel Kohout (playwright)

New York: Kermit Bloomgarden, Circa 1976. Vintage script for the 1976 Broadway play, which made its Broadway premiere on October 20, 1976, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, running for 87 performances before closing on January 2, 1977.

Loosely based on Leonid Andreyev's 1910 short story "Mysl" ("Thought"). A once-famous actor, now faded and receiving treatment at an institute for the mentally ill, is haunted by fears that he actually murdered the actor playing Polonius during a performance of Shakespeare's "Hamlet."

Set in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1900.

Light blue titled Studio Duplicating Service wrappers with credit for playwright Pavel Kohout. Title page present, undated, copyrighted 1975, with credit for Kohout. 100 leaves, with last page of text numbered 2-41. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold screw brads.

[Book #160950]