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The balcony

by:Genet, Jean, 1910-1986

Set in a brothel in the midst of a revolution, the Chief of Police enlists the regular customers to play out the fantasy roles that destiny has denied them.

Editions:298  Date:1956 - 2014  Genre(s):Drama, Drama, Farces


Miss Civilization

by:Davis, Richard Harding, 1864-1916

Classic text republished as an e-book.

Editions:36  Date:1904 - 2018  Genre(s):Farces

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The complete plays

by:Orton, Joe, 1933-1967

Collects all seven plays by English playwright Joe Orton, published between 1964 and 1967.

Editions:80  Date:1976 - 1998  Genre(s):Drama, Drama, Black humor, Comedies, Farces


The lamplighter

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

An interesting short story depicting with satire the cultures of both the lamplighters and the scientifically minded nobleman.

Editions:22  Date:1838 - 2017  Genre(s):Farces

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by:Stoppard, Tom

This comedic play depicts the story of George Moore, an aging professor of moral philosophy, whose quest to compose a lecture on 'Man--Good, Bad or Indifferent' is put on hold by the disappearance of his specially trained hare, Thumper, the downward spiral of his wife, Dotty, and a chorus of poorly-trained gymnasts.

Editions:94  Date:1900 - 2014  Genre(s):Comedies, Drama, Drama, Farces, Comedy plays


Blithe spirit; : an improbable farce in three acts

by:Coward, Noel, 1899-1973

A man is visited by the ghost of his first wife.

Editions:82  Date:1941 - 2015  Genre(s):Drama, Drama, Farces, Farces


The waltz of the toreadors

by:Anouilh, Jean, 1910-1987

General Saint Pe, a retired French solider, is married to a jealous shrew of a wife, has two ugly daughters to marry off, and loses himself in memories of a young girl he waltzed with at a ball 17 years before. To complicate matters, the general's secretary, Gaston, is smitten by his employer's dream girl when she suddenly appears on the scene.

Editions:62  Date:1900 - 2007  Genre(s):Drama, Drama, Farces, Farces, Comedy plays


A flea in her ear : a farce

by:Feydeau, Georges, 1862-1921

A farce concerning love in turn-of-the-century Paris. A French woman tries to trap her lawyer husband, who she thinks is having an affair. She sets up a meeting with her husband at a bordello-hotel, and he is completely unaware that the woman he is going to meet will be his own wife.

Editions:77  Date:1909 - 2020  Genre(s):Farces, Drama, Plays, Farces, Farces


The Chinese wall : (Die chinesische Mauer)

by:Frisch, Max 1911-1991

Describes the prenatal development of identical and fraternal twins and discusses attitudes twins develop about each other.

Editions:138  Date:1918 - 2003  Genre(s):Farces, Drama, Scripts, Drama


A century of English farce

by:Hughes, Leo, 1908-1995

This study of farce and low comedy in the English theatre covers the period in which farce as a distinct genre had its beginning. Originally published in 1956. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Editions:30  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):Criticism, interpretation, etc, Farces


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