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Feydeau: Three Farces (A Close Shave, Fitting for Ladies, Sauce for the Goose)

Feydeau: Three Farces (A Close Shave, Fitting for Ladies, Sauce for the Goose)

Georges Feydeau, Peter Meyer

ISBN: 9781840023961

A collection of three farces from Georges Feydeau, commonly accepted to be France's best comic dramatist since Moliere. This collection includes three plays translated by British translator Peter Meyer.

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"Georges Feydeau, once considered as purveyor of slapstick farces, is now accepted as France's best comic dramatist since Moliere. He once said that to make people laugh you have to place your cast in a dramatic situation and then observe them from a comic angle, but they must never do or say anything which is not strictly demanded, first by their character and secondly by the plot. This collection of farces includes the plays Fitting for Ladies, A Close Shave and Sauce for the Goose, all translated by Peter Meyer. In Fitting for Ladies, a man on the look-out for a new romantic rendezvous is mistaken for a dressmaker...In A Close Shave, a woman's would-be lover has to assume the identity of her artist husband, who is about to be called up for military service. In Sauce for the Goose, a man discovers that the woman he is pursuing is the wife of an old friend..."

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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