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A Patriot for Me

Osborne, John


Soft cover

Printed wrappers. Very slightly sunned to spine. SIGNED to title page by the author. Faber paper covered editions. Originally published in hardback in 1966. *** The play A Patriot for Me, based on the true story of Alfred Redl, a homosexual in the Austro-Hungarian intelligence service in the 1890s, was notable for being denied a license for performance by the censor of the time. When the Royal Court Theatre produced it in 1965, it was forced to change from a public theatre to a private members’ club. It has rarely been performed since, partly because of the large cast required. The American novelist Mary McCarthy wrote in The Observer that the play’s “chief merit is to provide work for a number of homosexual actors, or normal actors who can pass as homosexual”.

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Book Details

AuthorOsborne, John
PublisherFaber and Faber Limited
Publisher Year1971
Book ConditionFine
Binding TypeSoft cover
Signature TypeSigned by Author(s)