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PETROVA, Olga.

The White Peacock:...

A play in three acts.

Availability: In stock

Published: Boston The Four Seas Company, 1922

Stock Code: 123663

£275
signed
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

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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