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    Jeanne De Casalis' Personal and Annotated Copy of the Script for "St. Helena". The major claim to fame for Jeanne De Casalis was probably the play St. Helena, a saga of Napoleon which opened in London in 1934 and on Broadway in 1936. Jeanne based her characterization of Napoleon on her own father. R.C. Sherriff collaborated on the play with her, but admitted his own contribution was minimal -- his established name helped the play get the necessary attention, and its success boosted his standing. This is Jeanne's personal copy of the script, published in 1936, with many annotations that she presumably made in later years when hoping to revamp the play for revival. Interestingly, Jeanne has crossed out first-billed Sherriff's name on the script, once on the cover and three times inside (twice on the same page). The book is in Fine condition, with tears at the binding and some pen marks and stains on the front and back cover, but these honestly add to the script's charmingly antiquated look. A unique and extremely rare piece of London and New York theater history.

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    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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