Three Farces and a Comedy

Three Farces and a Comedy

by Ben Travers

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Overview

Contains the plays Rookery Nook, Thark, Plunder and The Bed Before Yesterday.

‘Travers should be regarded as an important figure post-Pinero and pre-Orton, and certainly one of the most skilled of British farceurs’ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

‘The single-track dirty mind, the double entendre, the treble think, the quadruple bluff: funny names, funny local yokels, domineering women, pretty girls and the ever-swinging bedroom door… Explosively funny’

Richard Usborne, The Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849437936
Publisher: Oberon Books
Publication date: 01/31/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 412
File size: 403 KB

About the Author

Ben Travers was born in Hendon in 1886 and was sent to Charterhouse in the reign of Queen Victoria. His school career was a complete failure and was terminated, as he himself asserted, by mutual consent. In 1911 he found employment at the firm of John Lane, the publisher and founder of the Bodley Head. He wrote more than twenty plays, thirty screenplays, five novels, three volumes of memoirs and a book on cricket. During the 1914-18 war he was a Squadron Commander in the RNAS and RAF, and received the Air Force Cross, and in 1939 rejoined the RAF as Squadron Leader. He was also the Prime Warden of the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers, Vice President of Somerset County Cricket Club, and President of the Dramatists’ Club. In 1976 he was presented with a Special Standard Drama Award for his services to the Theatre, and he received the C.B.E. in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. He died in 1980.

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