(THEATRE.) SACKLER, HOWARD. The Great White Hope. Large 4to, original "leatherette" covers, lightly worn. Original mimeographed copy of the revised script with copious notations by the stage director Tom Ellis. New York, 1968
the stage director's copy with all sorts of corrections, cuts, notations etc. The play, a fictionalized version of the life of Jack Johnson was first produced by Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. and debuted on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre on October 3, 1968 for a run of 546 performances, directed by Edwin Sherin with James Earl Jones and Jane Alexander in the lead roles. In 1969, Jones won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play and Alexander won Best Actress in a Play for their respective portrayals of Jack Jefferson (Jack Johnson) and Eleanor Bachman in the Broadway production.
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