The Hostage. One of 26 Lettered Copies (1958)
Author: Brendan Behan
Book ID: 64007
The Hostage. New York: Grove Press, 1958. Publisher’s brown quarter cloth, paper boards. Title lettered in gilt along upper cover and along spine. A nice bright copy.
A specially bound edition of 26 Lettered Copies, Signed by Brendan Behan.
Behan’s best-known and most popular play and a classic of the modern stage. Adapted, and extended, by the author from a one-act Irish language play ‘An Giall’
It was first staged by Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop company at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London, in 1958