Rachel: A Play in Three Acts
Rachel: A Play in Three Acts
Rachel: A Play in Three Acts

Rachel: A Play in Three Acts

Boston: The Cornhill Publishing Company, 1920.

First edition. (viii), 96 pp. Brown paper-covered boards with green pebbled cloth backstrip lettered in gilt. A Very Good+ copy with bump in fore edge of front cover, rubbing along bottom edge, offsetting to endpapers, former owner's small red stamp on title page.

Rachel is generally accepted as the first published and produced play by an African American woman; it originally ran in 1916 at Myrtill Miner Normal School in Washington, D.C. The playwright was also a lesbian whose sexuality figured prominently in her work, and an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Item #140937930

Price: $1,200.00