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(WALCOTT, Derek.) HILL, Errol, ed.

Caribbean Plays.

Volume One. Selected and Edited by Errol Hill, with a foreword by Philip Sherlock.

Published: [Mona, Jamaica:] University College of the West Indies, 1958

Stock code: 86486

Price: £2,250

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First edition, first impression. This rare collection includes the first printing of the early Derek Walcott play The Sea at Dauphin, which was first staged in Mona, Jamaica, in 1954 and was “Walcott’s most fully realized St. Lucian play thus far in his career. It employs local registers throughout, blending Francophone patois elements with anglophone Creole, and this immersion in everyday St. Lucian speech is complimented by a similar commitment to the local world in the use of a beach setting, which allows the sea to function as a major protagonist in the action” (Thieme, Derek Walcott, p. 52).

Octavo. Original white wrappers printed in red and black. Wrappers rubbed, tanned, and spotted, light dampstain to edges of text block slightly affecting margins of contents. A very good copy.

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