Two Lovers On A Bench , An Extract from the Opera EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH
Samuel M. Johnson
This book was set, printed and bound by Rollin Milroy at Heavenly Monkey for family and friends, in celebration of two decades of marriage to Leigh Ogston. Lillian helped with everything. In great secrecy over the past year they colluded with Mariko Ando to create the frontis. The B. G. Bodlein paper (contributed to the cause by Peter Braune) was printed damp with a Washington handpress. The Centaur & Duensing types were cast by Jim Rimmer. The first copy has been specially bound by Claudia cohen for presentation to Leigh on May 6, 2009. From an edition of 25 copies, each with a frontis pulled and editioned by Mariko, this is number 20. Bound in orange boards;
Einstein On The Beach was created by Philip Glass and Robert Wilson and first stages in 1976. The text printed here, written by the actor Samuel M. Johnson, is from Knee Five, the opera's conclusion.