Oh! Calcutta: An Entertainment with Music. Kenneth Tynan.

Oh! Calcutta: An Entertainment with Music

New York: Grove Press, 1969. First edition. Hardcover. Firts printing (no statement as is correct). Hardcover. 190 pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs from original Off-broadway and West End productions. Fine (some offsetting to the endpapers) in dust jacket with a small chip to the head of the spine. In response to a late 1960s request to distinuguised author on both sides of the Atlantic to contribute forthright pieces of an ertotic nature (in the words of one British drama critic, "... a place for a civilized man to take a civilized woman to spend an evening of civilized erotic stimulation..." Tynan assempled a group of sketches with almost every conceivable erotic fantasy and sexual reality. The result was a revue consisting of sex-related topics. At the time, Oh! Calcutta sparked considerable controversy and press coverage due toi the fact that it included extensive ful-frontal male and female nudity. Between the intial New York and London runs and the Broadway revival, it vran for over 7,000 performances. Fine / very good. Item #E25061

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