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.

Item is currently mounted on stiff board, in protective shrink wrap, will be shipped carefully rolled in a tube. This item cannot be sent by Media Mail, so extra shipping/handling charges are required.
Very Fine. [Item #2262]

Price: $50.00