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Morris, Mark (Subject); Acocella, Joan; Lesser, Wendy; Macaulay, Alaistair (Authors). MARK MORRIS: L'ALLEGRO, IL PENSEROSO ED IL MODERATO: A CELEBRATION. New York City, NY: Marlowe & Company, 2001. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 153 pages. Fine/Fine.

Commemorative Monograph on subject. One of the greatest theatrical achievements of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Marlowe And Company: Oversize-volume format. Hard boards with titles on cover and spine, as issued. Dance by Mark Morris. Essays by Joan Acocella, Morris' biographer, Wendy Lesser, the Editor of The Threepenny Review, and Alaistair Macaulay, the British dance and theatre critic. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Italy to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is exemplary in every respect. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Mark Morris' "L'Allegro, Il Penseroso Ed Il Moderato: A Celebration". His masterpiece-adaptation of Handel's oratorio. Since its world premiere in Brussels, Mark Morris' single greatest creation thus far has been staged all over the world, and rapturously received wherever it has been performed. Each of the dance's thirty-two sections is represented by the section of the libretto to which it is set. Each is brought to life by stunning photographs taken at live performances and dress rehearsals over a period of thirteen years. "Anyone who cares about dance, or wants to see one of the cornerstones of 20th-century choreography, or just wants to be wafted on a wave of beauty, should have this book" (The New York Times). An absolute "must-have" title for Mark Morris collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the front free endpaper by Mark Morris. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Morris' signature on this copy is the best we have ever seen. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Souvenir Announcement of the event during which his signature was obtained. This comes with a pristine copy of the complete performance on Blu-ray, released by the Mark Morris Dance Company. This title is a great book. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy (with Blu-ray) of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Please note: Mark Morris signed the book, NOT the Blu-ray. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with 165 color plates. The greatest American choreographer of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MARK MORRIS AND JOAN ACOCELLA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1569246319. $200.00

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