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FUNGUS AND CURMUDGEONLY
Each copy includes a cassette tape recording of the play with Charles Turner reading the role of Fungus, ageing Shakespearian super-star, and Jack LeWhite as Curmudgeonly, his understudy. Reading directed by NdA. Sound effects on synthesizer by Steve Baker. The text is written in red and black calligraphy by Sally Johnson and litho-printed, except for the original on vellum, commissioned by Colin Franklin. The special copy for Colin Franklin (Fig.1) includes all preparatory material plus extra prints, housed in a wooden box with cold-cast bronze relief by Derek Norman on the lid.
Copies I-X : six loose etchings are held in the centre 'stage' compartment of a cloth-covered wooden box designed by NdA which also houses the book and cassette. The book (30.5 x 12cm), cloth-bound with fabric and endpapers printed by NdA, consists of 40 pages printed both sides, with 7 collagraphs bound in (Fig.2).
Copies 1-10: set aside for binding by Designer Bookbinders, including Philip Smith, Jeff Clements, Trevor Jones, Sally Lou Smith and Jen Lindsay.
Copies 11-35: the book, as above, in maroon cloth-covered double slipcase incorporating the cassette (Fig.3)
Margaret Clapp Library, Wellesley
|Fig.2 Copies numbered I-X|
Fig.3 Copies numbered 11-35