London Assurance

London Assurance

by Dion Boucicault
     
 

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Dion Boucicault, the Irish genius of London theatre in the age of Dickens, wrote the brilliantly funny London Assurance in 1841 and thereby created, in Sir Harcourt and Lady Spanker, two of the great comic roles of the English stage, played at the National Theatre by Simon Russell Beale and Fiona Shaw.

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Dion Boucicault, the Irish genius of London theatre in the age of Dickens, wrote the brilliantly funny London Assurance in 1841 and thereby created, in Sir Harcourt and Lady Spanker, two of the great comic roles of the English stage, played at the National Theatre by Simon Russell Beale and Fiona Shaw.

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"The dialogue is both funny and flavorsome, helped along here by a few excellent new jokes added by Richard Bean."—Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph

"Tickled up with new jokes by farmer’s son and stand-up turned-playwright Richard Bean, both the countryside and play are even funnier than when this play was written in 1841."—Georgina Brown, Mail on Sunday

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840029994
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
99
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)

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RICHARD BEAN is a prolific playwright and former stand up comedian. His first full-length play Of Rats and Men, was mounted at the Canal Cafe Theatre in 1996 and went on to the Edinburgh Festival. He adapted it for BBC Radio where it was nominated for a Sony Award. He also won the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards 2005: Best New Play for his play Harvest.

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