Ionesco’s Bald Soprano on Rive Guache

The Bald Soprano translated by Donald A. Allen, with “typographical interpretations” by Massin and photos by Henry Cohen (Based on the Nicolas Bataille Paris Production) was published by Grove Press Inc. in 1965 (and other foreign language editions as well) and recently was reprinted in a French edition. It’s a piece of narrative typographic history and a work of exemplary craft.

Walking down a street adjacent and cutting into to Le boulevard Saint-Michel, I found a small theater featuring Cohen’s photos based on Massin’s designs. What a delight to see them life-size.

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