Item #140943866 Rachel: A Play in Three Acts. Angelina W. Grimke.
Rachel: A Play in Three Acts
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, first printing. 96 pp. Bound in publisher's original brown paper-covered boards with green spine cloth lettered in gilt. Near Fine with light wear to spine ends and spine gilt dulled, light soiling to front cover, toning to pages and light offsetting to endsheets.

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 #140943866

Price: $2,500.00

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