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The lamplighter; : a farce in one act and as a short story

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

Editions:23  Date:1838 - 2015  Genre(s):Farces, Drama

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The complete plays

by:Orton, Joe

Bevat de teksten van de drie lange toneelstukken: Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Loot en What the Butler Saw; en van vier korte stukken: The Ruffian on the Stair, The Good and Faithful Servant, The Erpingham Camp en Funeral Games.

Editions:78  Date:1970 - 2014  Genre(s):Drama, Drama, Black humor, Comedies, Farces

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"Miss Civilization", : a comedy in one act

by:Davis, Richard Harding, 1864-1916

Editions:25  Date:1904 - 2014  Genre(s):Farces

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The waltz of the toreadors; : [play]

by:Anouilh, Jean, 1910-1987

"The story is told on two levels: one comic and one bitter. The blustery sex farce concerns a general who fancies himself to be a toreador with the ladies, but he is disgusted with himself and the hollowness of his triumphs."--Publisher's website.

Editions:103  Date:1900 - 2007  Genre(s):Drama, Farces, Comedy plays, Comedy plays, Drama

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Goodbye Yeats and O'Neill : farce in contemporary Irish and Irish-American narratives

by:Hagan, Edward A. (Edward Alphonsus), 1947-

Goodbye Yeats and O'Neill is a reading of one or two books recently written by the following major authors: Roddy Doyle, Colm Tibn, John McGahern, William Trevor, Seamus Deane, Nuala O'Faolain, Patrick McCabe, Colum McCann, Nick Laird, Gerry Adams, Claire Boylan, Frank McCourt, Tim O'Brien, Michael Patrick MacDonald, Alice McDermott, Edward J. Delaney, Beth Lordan, William Kennedy, Thomas Kelly, and Mary Gordon. The study argues that farce has been a major mode of recent Irish and Irish-American fiction and memoira primary indicator of the state of both Irish and Irish-American cultures in.

Editions:10  Date:2010  Genre(s):Criticism, interpretation, etc, Farces

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A flea in her ear; : a farce

by:Feydeau, Georges, 1862-1921

A farce concerning love in turn-of-the-century Paris.

Editions:88  Date:1949 - 2015  Genre(s):Farces, Comedies, Drama

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Oh, Dad, poor Dad, Mamma's hung you in the closet and I'm feelin' so sad; : a pseudoclassical tragifarce in a bastard French tradition

by:Kopit, Arthur, 1937-

"Wealthy, overbearing Madame Rosepettle with her stuttering, awkward son Jonathan at her heels, arrives at a posh hotel with a man-eating tropical plant, pirahna fish and coffin in tow. Rosalie, a voluptuous babysitter from the couple next door "who never come home" attempts to seduce Jonathan and proves a formidable opponent to Madame herself." -- www.samuelfrench.com

Editions:46  Date:1959 - 1969  Genre(s):Farces

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Farce

by:Davis, Jessica Milner

"Farce has always been relegated to the lowest rung of the ladder of dramatic genres. Distinctions between farce and more literary comic forms remain clouded, even in the light of contemporary efforts to rehabilitate this type of comedy. Is farce really nothing more than slapstick - the "putting out of candles, kicking down of tables, falling over joynt-stools," as Thomas Shadwell characterized it in the seventeenth century? Or was his contemporary, Nahum Tate correct when he declared triumphantly that "there are no rules to be prescribed for that sort of wit, no patterns to copy; and 'tis altogether the creature of imagination"? Jessica Milner Davis shows farce to be an essential component in both the comedic and tragic traditions." "Farce sets out to explore the territory of what makes farce distinct as a comic genre. Its lowly origins date back to the classic Graeco-Roman theatre; but when formal drama was reborn by the process of elaboration of ritual within the mediaeval Church, the French term "farce" became synonymous with a recognizable style of comic performance. Taking a wide range of farces from the briefest and most basic of fair-ground mountebank performances to fully-fledged five-act structures from the late nineteenth century, the book reveals the patterns of comic plot and counter-plot that are common to all."--BOOK JACKET.

Editions:31  Date:1978 - 2017  Genre(s):Farces

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Four farces

by:Feydeau, Georges, 1862-1921

Editions:6  Date:1970 - 1998

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Le jeu de la feuillée

by:Adam, de La Halle, approximately 1235-approximately 1288

Editions:174  Date:1911 - 2008  Genre(s):Drama, Comedies

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