PETROVA, Olga.

The White Peacock:

A play in three acts.

Boston: The Four Seas Company, 1922 Stock Code: 123663
£275.00

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Notes

First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "for Blady. From Olga Petrova". Olga Petrova (1884-1977) was a British-American playwright, screenwriter, and actress. The White Peacock premiered on Christmas 1921 and ran for three months, with Petrova playing the leading role. The plot involves a married woman leaving her cold husband to set up as an artist, and is a good illustration of Petrova's feminist ideas; she compared The White Peacock to Ibsen's 1879 play A Doll's House, which had shocked audiences for its theme of female liberation. The success of Petrova's play was partly due to her fame, as she had been a star during the pioneering days of cinema and had appeared in 28 films between 1912 and 1918, most of which are now lost.

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Description

Octavo. Original grey paper boards, paper label to spine, peacock feather design to front cover in silver. With the dust jacket.

Condition

Spine slightly rolled, extremities a little bumped. An excellent copy in the dust jacket, spine panel slightly faded, very lightly chipped at extremities.

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