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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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Jumpers : a play

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:77  Date:1972 - 2013  Genre(s):Comedies, Farces, Comedy plays, Comedy plays, Farces


The complete plays

by:Orton, Joe

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

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


"Miss Civilization", : a comedy in one act

by:Davis, Richard Harding, 1864-1916

Editions:26  Date:1904 - 2014  Genre(s):Farces

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

by:Molière, 1622-1673

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:459  Date:1666 - 2018  Genre(s):Farces, Satirical literature, Farces, Satirical literature, Comedies

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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:100  Date:1900 - 2007  Genre(s):Drama, 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:163  Date:1945 - 2010  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 Tóibín, 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 memoir-a primary indicator of the state of both Irish and Irish-American cultures in ...

Editions:9  Date:2010  Genre(s):Criticism, interpretation, etc, Farces


A flea in her ear; : a farce

by:Feydeau, Georges, 1862-1921

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

Editions:80  Date:1949 - 2014  Genre(s):Farces, Drama, Acting editions, Acting editions, Drama


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." --

Editions:38  Date:1959 - 1969  Genre(s):Farces


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