London: Faber and Faber, 1967.
Second edition, paperback issue; 1967 second edition, wrappered issue (stating on copyright page: "Second edition October mcmlxvii") [first published by Faber in May 1967 in a clothbound and wrappered issue, and reprinted by Faber in May 1967, followed by this October 1967 'Second Edition' (so stated)]. 92pp. 12mo. Inscribed. Wrappers. A near fine copy, with light rubbing at extremities of covers Item #329685
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead was awarded the 1967 Plays and Players London Theatre Critics Award; the 1968 Tony Award for Best Play, and the 1968 New York Drama Critics' Circle Best Play of the Year. Inscribed on the title page: "Michael Curtis, Tom Stoppard".
Michael Curtis was editor of the liberal News Chronicle at the age of 34. His opposition to the Suez Invasion led to the paper taking a significant hit in popularity. His attempts to modernize the paper fell afoul of the owners, the Cadbury family, and he resigned in 1957 after three years. He then worked as executive press aide to the Aga Khan, founding the Daily Nation, which played a major role in helping smooth Kenya's transition to independence in 1963. He worked for the Aga Kahn's social welfare institution until his retirement.
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