The Ruling Class

by  Peter Barnes, Peter Barnes

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  17m, 5f

"Its jokes are innumerable...They engage your fielded of vision and blow away the accumulated dust of ages." - The London Sunday Times

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When the twelfth Earl of Gurney inadvertently dies while pretending to hang himself dressed in a Napoleon hat and a tutu, a problem ensues because the heir believes he is Christ. While it is natural for a member of the ruling class to think himself all powerful, the family thinks this is a bit much. What can they do to get control of the enormous fortune? Their schemes backfire when the thirteenth Earl realizes he is not Christ, he is Jack the Ripper.

Available in the collection SIXTIES DRAMA.

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"Its jokes are innumerable...They engage your fielded of vision and blow away the accumulated dust of ages." - The London Sunday Times

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Peter Barnes

Peter Barnes (1931 – 2004) was called in The Times "one of the most original and biting comic writers working in Britain". His widely successful 1968 play The Ruling Class helped steer English theater away from naturalism, ...

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