The King’s Threshold. A Play in Verse. Limited Edition (1904)
Book ID: 63081
The King’s Threshold. A Play in Verse. New York: Printed for Private Circulation, 1904. Pp 58, uncut; top edge in gilt. Publisher’s grey paper boards, title lettered in gilt on spine. A fine copy.
Limited Edition of 100 Numbered Copies, printed on hand-made Italian paper.
An early and much revised play before it reached its final form as recorded in the ‘Collected Plays.’ The story is based on an Irish myth. The king, a man of action, banishes Seanchan the poet, a man of words, from his court (affairs of state) and the poet choose to die on a hunger-strike for his rights in the court, that is, for the value of art in society. [Wade 55].