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Feydeau, First to Last: eight one-act comedies

Feydeau, First to Last: eight one-act comedies
Your Price: $17.95 CDN
Author: Georges Feydeau, translated by Norman R. Shapiro
Publisher: Applause Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 320
Pub. Date: 2001
ISBN-10: 1557834636
ISBN-13: 9781557834638

About the Play:

Georges Feydeau was the greatest of a great age of French farceurs and the first to enter the modern repertory. Of the more than 40 plays Georges Feydeau wrote, over a third were one-acts. In the volume Feydeau, First to Last, Professor Norman R. Shapiro has selected and translated eight of these one-act plays, among them Georges Feydeau's first and last works. Includes
• Ladies' Man
• Wooed and Viewed
• Romance in A Flat
• Fit to Be Tried, or, Stepbrothers in Crime
• Mixed Doubles
• The Boor Hug
• Caught with His Trance Down
• Tooth and Consequences, or, Hortense Said: "No Skin Off My Ass!"

About the Playwright:

Georges Feydeau (1862 – 1921) was a French playwright of the era known as the Belle Époque. He is remembered for his many lively farces, one of the favourites of which is Hotel Paradiso. He wrote over sixty plays and was a forerunner of absurdist theatre.

Norman R. Shapiro is professor of Romance languages and literature at Wesleyan University and a renowned translator of French plays, poetry, and literature. He has won numerous awards and recognitions over the years and is a member of the Academy of American Poets.

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