Two for the Tricentennial. Michael McClure.

Two for the Tricentennial

San Francisco, CA: Magic Theatre, Circa 1976. First Printing. Single Sheet. A poster in reverse-triangular form (each side approx. 14&1/4") announcing performances of two new one-act plays by Michael McClure, a primary poet-playwright of the San Francisco Renaissance, the Beat Generation & beyond. The two plays, The Pink Helmet & The Grabbing of the Fairy, were performed at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco, & directed by its founder, the late John Lion. We estimate the year to be 1976, though there is no reference to a year on the poster. The Grabbing of the Fairy dates from 1973 & was first published in book form in 1978. The shape & pink background color causes us to wonder if this a commentary on the oppression of LGBT people, what with its evocation of the infamous pink triangle of identification used by the Nazis. A very rare & intriguing McClure collectible. In very fine condition, virtually mint except for a tiny pencil marking on background in upper right sector not effecting text; folding of tiny point of bottom onto edge of stiff board on which this is currently mounted, in protective shrink wrap. Will be shipped carefully rolled in a tube. Very Fine. [Item #2262]

Price: $50.00