The Pirate

S. N. Behrman
[New York], June 19, 1942
Playscript, Typed Carbon, 142 pp
Wrappers

Carbon typescript, on onion-skin, brad-bound in steno service binder with typed title. Pencil initials "S.N.B." in upper corner of front wrapper. Name label of producer John C. Wilson affixed to upper wrapper. A few scattered revisions in pencil in an unknown hand. A preproduction draft of this play, in all likelihood differing somewhat from the version published by Random House in 1943.

The play premiered at the Martin Beck Theatre on November 25, 1942 as a joint production of the Theatre Guild and the Playwright's Company, staged by John C. Wilson and Alfred Lunt, and ran 177 performances. It was adapted to the screen by Francis Goodrich, et al, in 1948, starring Judy Garland and Gene Kelly, under the direction of Vincent Minnelli, with songs by Cole Porter.


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