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Feydeau Plays: v.1: "Heart's Desire Hotel"; "Sauce for the Goose"; "The One That Got Away"; "Now You See it"; "Pig in a Poke"

Feydeau Plays: v.1: "Heart's Desire Hotel"; "Sauce for the Goose"; "The One That Got Away"; "Now You See it"; "Pig in a Poke"

Georges Feydeau

ISBN: 9780413761705

Georges Feydeau (1862-1921), now widely regarded as one of the greatest farce writers, had a succession of hits in turn-of-the-century Paris. This first volume of his collected works includes early successes such as "Pig in a Poke" (1888) and more mature

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Kenneth McLeish's definitive translations of the most successful French dramatist of the Belle Epoque Georges Feydau (1862-1921) was the most successful French dramatist of the belle epoque and is now widely regarded as one of the greatest of farce-writers. His series of dazzling hits match high-speed action and dialogue with ingenious plotting. Reaching the heights of farcical lunacy, his plays nevertheless contain touches of barbed social comment and allowed him to mention subjects which would have provoked outrage in the hands of more serious dramatists. This volume of new, sparkling translations by Kenneth McLeish contains his two masterpieces, Heart's Desire Hotel (L'Hotel du libre echange) and Sauce For the Goose (Le Dindon), with three other plays from the peak of his career, The One That Got Away (Monsieur Chasse!), Now You See It (Le System Ribadier) and Pig in a Poke (Chat en poche).
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Georges Feydeau

Georges Feydeau (1862 - 1921) was born in France to a well-known Parisian writer. He was influenced from a young age by prominent farcical authors such as Eugène Labiche and Henri Meilhac. His first significant international success, The Lady from Maxim's (La Dame de chez Maxim, 1899) and the monumental A Flea in Her Ear (La Puce à l’oreille, 1907) have been translated, adapted and produced ... view full profile

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