The Boys in the Band, by Mart Crowley
First UK edition, 1969 (the first US edition was published in 1968). In clipped dust jacket with bookseller's ticket for the Queensland Book Depot on front pastedown, ex libris of John Millar on half title. A secondhand book in good condition, bound in publisher's green cloth, dust jacket worn on covers witha few light tears to its edges.
From the inside blurb: "The opening in New York last April of The Boys in the Band was greeting by rave reviews and long lines at the box office. It immediately established Mart Crowley as one of the most exciting young playwrights to appear in some time.
Clive Barnes wrote in The New York Times: 'The play is by far the frankest treatment of homosexuality I have ever seen on the stage. We are a long way from Tea and Sympathy here. The point is that this is not a play about a homosexual, but a play that takes the homosexual milieu and the homosexual way of life, totally for granted and uses this as a valid basis for human experience...
'The power of the play is the way in which it remoreselessly peels away the pretensions of its characters and reveals a pessimism so uncompromising in it [sic] honest that it becomes in itself an affirmation of life."
Imprint: Secker & Warburg
Publication Date: 1969
Type: Second hand