Second Best Bed

by  N. Richard Nash

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  11m, 2f

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Second Best Bed

by  N. Richard Nash

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Produced in New York at the Barrymore Theatre with Ruth Chatterton and Ralph Forbes. This play exposes a light-hearted and imaginative episode in the turbulent but affectionate marriage of young Will Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway. The characteristic roguish wit of Shakespeare is here pitted against a country bumpkin named Poggs. Alas, poor Poggs, what a silly sight he makes as Shakespeare's foil in this capricious romantic comedy. The character of a strolling singer provides the opportunity for introducing Elizabethan ballads.
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N. Richard Nash

N. Richard Nash was a prolific and popular writer of plays, movies, and books, some of which are still favorites around the world. His most famous play, The Rainmaker, and the musical version, 110 in the Shade (with lyrics by Tom Jones and score by Harvey Schmidt of The Fantasticks) have been translated into many lang ...

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