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The balcony

by:Genet, Jean, 1910-1986

In the midst of a war-ravished city, a brothel caters to the elaborate role-playing fantasies of men from all walks of life. These perverse costumed masquerades parody and stylize the nature of the anarchic political struggle that rages outside. In a stunning series of macabre scenes, Genet presents his caustic view of man and society. -- Publisher description

Editions:285  Date:1956 - 2014  Genre(s):Drama, Drama, Farces


"Miss Civilization", : a comedy in one act

by:Davis, Richard Harding, 1864-1916

Editions:31  Date:1904 - 2018  Genre(s):Farces, Drama, Comedy plays, One-act plays, Drama

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The lamplighter

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

Editions:19  Date:1838 - 2015  Genre(s):Farces

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The doctor in spite of himself ; : and the bourgeois gentleman


Offers a modern translation of Moliere's plays about a wife's revenge on her brutish husband and a wealthy merchant who aspires to be a fine gentleman.

Editions:408  Date:1666 - 2018  Genre(s):Comedies, Comedy plays, Farces, Satirical literature, Comédies-ballets

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The complete plays

by:Orton, Joe

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

Editions:65  Date:1976 - 2014  Genre(s):Drama, Drama, Black humor, Comedies, Farces


The waltz of the toreadors; : [play]

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:93  Date:1900 - 2007  Genre(s):Drama, Drama, Farces, Comedy plays, Acting editions



by:Stoppard, Tom

Murder, marriage and metaphysics are the three elements that link the bizarre series of events in Tom Stoppard's high-spirited comedy, Jumpers. The protagonists include George Moore, an aging professor of moral philosophy whose quest to compose a lecture on 'Man--Good, Bad or Indifferent' is put on hold while he ponders the existence of his sock; his youthful wife Dotty, a former musical star on a downward spiral whose charm may explain the corpse in the next room; George's specially trained hare, Thumper; and a chorus of poorly-trained gymnasts whose exploits set the stage for this topsy-turvy world.

Editions:80  Date:1900 - 2013  Genre(s):Comedies, Drama, Farces, Comedy plays, Comedy plays


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:162  Date:1918 - 2015  Genre(s):Farces, Drama, Scripts, Drama


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


Mule bone : a comedy of Negro life

by:Hughes, Langston

The only literary collaboration between Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, this play marked a turning point in African-American theater. This volume tells the story of the play's conception and inspiration and gives complete details of the irreparable rift in Hurston and Hughes's friendship that came about because of it. Also included is Hurston's short story, "Bone of Contention."

Editions:13  Date:1931 - 2008  Genre(s):Drama, Comedy plays, Comedy plays, Farces, Short stories


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