Allegro

Richard Rodgers (music)
Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics, book)
Agnes de Mille (choreographer)
John Battles, Annamary Dickey, William Ching, Roberta Jonay (starring)

New York: Rodgers and Hammerstein, Circa 1947. Vintage script for the 1947 Broadway play. Copy belonging to an unidentified cast member, with their annotations in manuscript pencil and ink throughout, noting stage directions and amending dialogue for several male characters. Many annotations partially (and unsuccessfully) erased, possibly in service of the script being used by several different cast or crew members.

A small-town man hopes to follow in the footsteps of his father, a successful doctor, but is gradually disillusioned by his experiences at a big-city hospital. The play opened on October 10, 1947, at the Majestic Theatre, running for 315 performances. Rodgers and Hammerstein's third theatrical venture, following "Oklahoma!" (1943) and "Carousel" (1945).

Maroon titled wrappers, with a Rodgers and Hammerstein label on the bottom right corner of the front wrapper. Title page present, undated, with credits for Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. 105 leaves, with last page of text numbered 2-47. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Good, moderately worn and creased overall, with front wrapper and first leaf detached from the binding, bound with two gold brads.


[Book #161291]