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The mimeographed acting version of Play (New York: Theater 1964), signed by Beckett, varies from the published version in both text and stage directions.


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This first edition of Play and Two Short Pieces for Radio (London: Faber and Faber, 1964) was inscribed by Beckett to John Kobler, April 1966. The two radio plays are Cascando and Words and Music.


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“Play” in Evergreen, Vol. III, No. 34, December 1964.

This first American printing of “Play” is illustrated with a photograph by Alix Jeffry from the play’s American premiere at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

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