Come Back, Little Sheba (1950) William Inge – Play, First Printing


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Inge, William. Come Back, Little Sheba. (Random House: New York, 1950)

Octavo. viii, 119 pages. Hardbound in grey-tweed covered boards with faux leather label on spine. DJ printed in black, white and yellow.

VG in good DJ. DJ slightly soiled with corners clipped and 3/4″ tear to rear of DJ. Nice copy.

Come Back, Little Sheba is a 1950 play by the American dramatist William Inge. The play was Inge’s first, written while he was a teacher at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

“The play premiered at the Westport Country Playhouse. Presented by the Theatre Guild and directed by Daniel Mann, the first Broadway production premiered at the Booth Theatre on February 15, 1950, and ran 190 performances. The opening night cast included Shirley Booth as Lola, Sidney Blackmer as Doc, and Joan Lorring as Marie. Booth won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play and Blackmer won Best Actor.

“Reprising her Broadway role, Booth starred opposite Burt Lancaster as Doc and Terry Moore as Marie in a 1952 film adaptation.” – Wikipedia