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Beggar on Horseback - The Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center - Vivian Beaumont Theater (medium)
Poster ID: CL60257
Category: Theatrical/Stage and Plays
Designer: Taddei
Year: 1970s
Actor / Director: Directed by John Hirsch; Movement sequences by Marvin Gordon. Written by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly
Country: American
Size 32 x 16 inches
Condition: Very Good
Price: $200

Delightful art-deco inspired poster that shows a seductive woman dripping with money, for the 1970 revival of George S. Kaufman & Marc Connellys' play at the Vivian Beaumont Theater with a cast that included Leonard Frey and Susan Watson. The title interesting comes from the the proverb "Set a beggar on horseback, and he will ride to the devil," meaning that if you give wealth to the undeserving, they will be the worse for it. The play itself exposes the perils of "selling out." Bit of trivia: it's been argued that the word "widget" was first invented by Kaufman for this play.

Keywords: Comedy,Parody,Art deco,Wealth,Money,Riches,Stardom,Rich,Typography,Taddei