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Fumed Oak - Short Play, Comedy

Fumed Oak

Noël Coward

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Short Play, Comedy

1m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573621659

One of the "Tonight At 8:30" series, produced in London and New York. In the middle class drawing room of amiable and hard working Henry Gow passes most of the family life surrounding his harridan wife Doris, his brat daughter Elise, and his complaining mother in law Mrs. Rockett. But Henry is a tur…

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Short Play

Comedy

Time Period - 1930s

Settings Of Play - The sitting room of the Gows' house in South London.

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One of the "Tonight At 8:30" series, produced in London and New York. In the middle class drawing room of amiable and hard working Henry Gow passes most of the family life surrounding his harridan wife Doris, his brat daughter Elise, and his complaining mother in law Mrs. Rockett. But Henry is a turned worm when he comes home with a couple of drinks under his belt and a new courage. So he reveals his plans for escape, his long time saving which now makes it possible for him to leave. He vows never to see his family again, jauntily leaves, and saucily slams the door.
Fumed Oak was first produced as one of a series of nine one-act plays under the title Tonight At 8:30 at the Phoenix Theatre in January 1936 under the direction of Noel Coward.
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1m, 3f

HENRY GOW
DORIS
- his wife
ELSIE - his daughter
MRS. ROCKETT - his mother-in-law
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Noël Coward

Noël Coward

Sir Noël Peirce Coward (1899-1973) was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise." Born in Teddington, a suburb of London, Mr. Coward attended a dance academy in London as a child, making his professional stage début at the age of eleven. As a ... view full profile

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