Balloon: a Poetical Comedy in Three Acts

MS 073
Inscription on page 1 of Balloon, circa 1929

Inscription on page 1 of Balloon by Padriac Colum that reads "For the Thomas Woods Stevens Collection a tribute to a valued friendship", circa 1929.

Collection area: Performing Arts

Collection dates: circa 1920

About this collection

Carbon typescript of Balloon, a Poetical Comedy in Three Acts. The first page contains the holographic inscription: "Early version of Balloon, my own typing. For the Thomas Wood Stevens Collection, a tribute to a valued friendship, Padraic Colum." The play is set at the Dadaelus Hotel in Nagalapolis, changed to Megalapolis in the published version, and is a satire of industrial society.

Bound in agent's folio: Samuel French Plays, New York.

Historical background

Poet, playwright, folklorist, and author of children's books.

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