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Five by Feydeau

Tranlsated by Paul J. Marcoux


J. Paul Marcoux

Georges Feydeau (1862-1921) is considered second only to Molière as a great writer of French comedy and yet his reputation, at least in English-speaking countries, rests largely on a half dozen plays. This book features new translations of five of his lesser known works as seen from the perspective of a stage director: Brothers In Crime (Gibier de potence), The Dressmaker (Tailleur pour dames), All My Husbands (Le mariage de Barillon), That's My Girl! (Occupe-toi d'Amélie), and Nothing But The Tooth (Hortense a dit: «Je m'en fous»). The Introduction provides biographical information, traces the most significant influences in Feydeau's output, and discusses farce as a dramatic genre.