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Catch As Catch Can - Full Length Play, Satire/Political Satire

Catch As Catch Can

Lucienne Hill

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Full Length Play, Satire/Political Satire

11m

ISBN: MS00000000158

NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is from the Samuel French Vault and is made from a scan of an archived manuscript. We hope you’ll treasure this glimpse into theatre history.

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Full Length Play

Satire/Political Satire

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Bare Stage/Simple Set

France's revolving-door regimes are here ironized by Anouilh, beginning with a subsequent arrival of Napoleon to Paris as Louis XVIII escapes. Midway, Napoleon is ousted and Louis XVIII returns. A while later, Louis bids goodbye for the last time and Napoleon again reappears, this time to begin the journey into exile. Two men figure in both regimes: the scoundrel chief of police and idealistic lieutenant (the policeman's illegitimate son, he learns) who would die as well as kill for the Emperor. The work is fraught with historical insights, and with witty political casuistry.
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11m

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All Male

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Lucienne Hill

Lucienne Hill (1923 - 2012) became well-known for her for her translations of French dramatist Jean Anouilh. After a brief career as an actress of stage and screen, she was nominated for a Tony Award for her translation of The Waltz of the Toreadors, and won one in 1961 for the Broadway production of Anouilh's Becket. Ms. Hill was first commissioned to translate Anouilh at the behest of Laurence ... view full profile

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