Plays: Girl from Maxim's; She's all yours; Flea in her ear; Jailbird

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Methuen Drama, Feb 21, 2002 - Drama - 524 pages
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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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User Review  - Philip_Lee - LibraryThing

Together with Volume 2 - great collection of pre-absurdist drama. Contains the absolute classic - "The One That Got Away" ("Monsieur Chasse!"). Read full review

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User Review  - Philip_Lee - LibraryThing

Together with Volume 1 - a truly wonderful collection of pre-absurdist theatre. Read full review

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