Margo: The Life and Theatre of Margo Jones (First Edition, inscribed to Mel Gussow)
[Jones, Margo] Sheehy, Helen
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Dallas, TX: Southern Methodist University Press, 1989. First Edition. INSCRIBED and dated by the author to Mel Gussow on the title page upon Gussow's acceptance of the Margo Jones Medal in 2001 at Ohio State University: "For Mel Gussow / With congratulations and warm admiration / Helen Sheehy / Margo Jones Medal Presentation / 13 July 2002." Laid in is a list of previous medal winners, beginning in 1989, from the presentation event. Gussow was a theatre critic and cultural writer for The New York Times from 1969 until his death in 2005. He authored 8 books, served as editor for many others, and his reviews and interviews (with the likes of Arthur Miller, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, and Tom Stoppard) became staples of students and fans of theatre for decades. His first published review was Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" in 1962, leading to a lifelong relationship with the playwright that resulted in a biography of Albee by Gussow, published in 1999. Gussow presented the Margo Jones Medal in 2003 to Christopher Durang and Marsha Norman. About Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust jacket. Short corner crease to the lower rear flap fold of the jacket. Black-and-white photographs throughout. A nice copy, and an interesting association. First Edition.