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Feydeau Plays: v. 2: "The Girl from Maxim's"; "She's All Yours"; "A Flea in Her Ear"; "Jailbird"

Feydeau Plays: v. 2: "The Girl from Maxim's"; "She's All Yours"; "A Flea in Her Ear"; "Jailbird"

Georges Feydeau

ISBN: 9780413769206

Reaching the heights of farcical lunacy, Georges Feydeau's 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 contains fou

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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 matched 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 three plays from the peak of his career, The Girl from Maxim 's, She's All Yours (La Main Passe) and A Flea in her Ear (La Puce a L'Oreille), together with an early work, Jailbird (Gibier de potence).
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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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