The Sleeping Beauty, A Play in Three Acts. Theodora DU BOIS, DUBOIS.

The Sleeping Beauty, A Play in Three Acts. Yonkers: Theodora Du Bois, (1919).

Presumed First Edition. Original printed wrappers. Extremely rare early work by this author who would later become known for her mystery novels. Her first published short story, "Thursday and the King and Queen," was published in Women's Home Companion in 1920. This may very well be the her first separately published work. Only five copies listed on WorldCat. In Yonkers, DuBois attended the Halsted School and began writing and saving her compositions when she was thirteen. In 1911, she was diagnosed with tuberculosis and spent several months in a sanatorium. She wrote a great deal of poetry during her illness, but dedicated herself to prose thereafter. She produced several plays with the help of friends. The first of these, The Forty Thieves, was produced for the Halsted School Alumnae Association with good results. After this, Dubois and her friends organized The Workshop Players, one of the first small community theaters for children. Many of the children's plays produced during this period, including The Sleeping Beauty, The King of Caramand and Aladdin were later produced in New York by the Clare Tree Major Theater Company. Very Good in wrappers.

Price: $250.00

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