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Heart's Desire Hotel

Written by

Georges Feydeau

~playauthor~Written by~ Georges Feydeau

Methuen Drama, 2001

World Classics

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Acts: 3, Roles: Total (16), Female (4), Male (12), Unassigned (0)

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...M. Pinglet’s plans for a romantic night at a seedy hotel with his neighbour’s wife, Marcelle, are thrown into disarray by the arrival of his friend Mathieu and his large family , and by his own wife’s close attentions to his comings...

Sauce for the Goose

Written by

Georges Feydeau

~playauthor~Written by~ Georges Feydeau

Methuen Drama, 2001

World Classics

Playtext

Acts: 3, Roles: Total (18), Female (6), Male (12), Unassigned (0)

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...Pontagnac, good friend of Vatelin, desires Vatelin’s wife, Lucienne, so much that he will betray his friend’s secret: that his friend betrayed his wife with another woman, Maggy. But will that give Pontagnac enough leverage to turn Lucienne...

The One That Got Away

Written by

Georges Feydeau

~playauthor~Written by~ Georges Feydeau

Methuen Drama, 2001

World Classics

Playtext

Acts: 3, Roles: Total (9), Female (3), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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... nest and convince him to love her? And is Duchotel gone fishing at all? In his introduction, translator Kenneth McLeish writes: 'The One That Got Away (Monsieur chasse!, 1892) is a fine example of Feydeau's 'demented...

Pig in a Poke

Written by

Georges Feydeau

~playauthor~Written by~ Georges Feydeau

Methuen Drama, 2001

World Classics

Playtext

Acts: 3, Roles: Total (8), Female (3), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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... the son of his friend Dufausset. In his introduction, translator Kenneth McLeish writes: 'Pig in a Poke (Chat en poche was first performed in 1888, a year after Feydeau's first big 'hit', Tailleur pour dames....

Now You See It

Written by

Georges Feydeau

~playauthor~Written by~ Georges Feydeau

Methuen Drama, 2001

World Classics

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (5), Female (1), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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... the Butler Saw – while the heroine's character and personality flower before our eyes. It has one of the smallest casts and tightest construction of any Feydeau farce. It was one of the author's own favourite plays and he revived it in 1909 under...

The Girl From Maxim's

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Georges Feydeau , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Methuen Drama, 2002

World Classics

Playtext

Acts: 3, Roles: Total (21), Female (7), Male (14), Unassigned (0)

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... That girl, Shrimp, continues to be insinuated in the Petypons' life, and as the Doctor's wife must be avoided, and his uncle pacified, she proves herself to be a high-kicking, quick-thinking success. The Girl from Maxim's is perhaps Feydeau's best-known play. It premiered at the Théâtre des Nouveautés, Paris, in 1899....

Jailbird

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Georges Feydeau , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Methuen Drama, 2002

World Classics

Playtext

Roles: Total (6), Female (3), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Jailbird is an early farce by Georges Feydeau. Tranlsator Kenneth McLeish writes that 'it was one item in a miscellaneous programme of monologues, comic songs and daft poems . . . The piece shows occasional apprentice touches:...

A Flea in Her Ear

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Georges Feydeau , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Nick Hern Books, 2001

Drama Classics

Playtext

Acts: 3, Roles: Total (15), Female (6), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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...Georges Feydeau’s A Flea in Her Ear (La puce à l’oreille) is a classic French farce, first performed at the Théâtre des Nouveautés in Paris on 2 March 1907. Stephen Mulrine, in his introduction to this translation...

She's All Yours

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Georges Feydeau , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Methuen Drama, 2002

World Classics

Playtext

Acts: 4, Roles: Total (12), Female (2), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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... and the Naturalists' serious dramas of the same period; like Ibsen, for example, Feydeau's play is 'close to the Naturalist plays of the period in which bourgeois hypocrisy, especially in sexual matters, was satirised in more serious dramatic form.' She's All Yours was first performed at the Théâtre des Nouveautés, Paris....