The Underpants: A Play by Carl Sternheim

The Underpants: A Play by Carl Sternheim

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by Steve Martin, Carl Sternheim, Steve Martin
     
 

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Theobald Maske has an unusual problem: his wife's underpants won't stay on. One Sunday morning they fall to her ankles right in the middle of town—a public scandal! Mortified, Theo swears to keep her at home until she can find some less unruly undies. Amid this chaos he's trying to rent a room in their flat. The prospective lodgers have some underlying

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Theobald Maske has an unusual problem: his wife's underpants won't stay on. One Sunday morning they fall to her ankles right in the middle of town—a public scandal! Mortified, Theo swears to keep her at home until she can find some less unruly undies. Amid this chaos he's trying to rent a room in their flat. The prospective lodgers have some underlying surprises of their own. In The Underpants, Steve Martin brings his comic genius and sophisticated literary style to Carl Sternheim's classic 1910 farce. His hilarious new version was staged by Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, and opened in March '02 on Off-Broadway to critical acclaim.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786888245
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
11/20/2002
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
1,249,955
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Steve Martin is a celebrated writer, actor, and performer. His film credits include Father of the Bride, Parenthood and The Spanish Prisoner, as well as Roxanne, L.A. Story, and Bowfinger, for which he also wrote the screenplays. He's won Emmys for his television writing and two Grammys for comedy albums. In addition to a play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, he has written a bestselling collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel, and a bestselling novella, Shopgirl. His work appears frequently in The New Yorker and The New York Times. He lives in New York and Los Angeles.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Beverly Hills, California
Date of Birth:
August 14, 1945
Place of Birth:
Waco, Texas
Education:
Long Beach State College; University of California, Los Angeles
Website:
http://www.stevemartin.com

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The Underpants: A Play by Carl Sternheim 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This play, adapted by Steve Martin from a crazy old German farce almost 100 years old, is fresh, bawdy, smart, and really really funny. Anyone who loves Steve Martin's literate-kooky mind will adore this! It was a hit in New York last year. It should be done at every theater around the country, and soon!