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Charley's Aunt - Still Running!

Charley s Aunt Still Running M s s F young middle age Two interiors one exterior This classic evergreen farce is set in Oxford during Commemoration Week in The imminent visit of Charles Wykeham s aunt from Brazi

  • Title: Charley's Aunt - Still Running!
  • Author: Brandon Thomas
  • ISBN: 9780573010675
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Paperback
  • M6 20s, 40s, 51 F4 young, middle age Two interiors, one exterior This classic evergreen farce is set in Oxford during Commemoration Week in 1882 The imminent visit of Charles Wykeham s aunt from Brazil, Donna Lucia, provides an excuse for Charles and Jack to invite their young ladies to meet her When a telegram arrives postponing Donna Lucia s visit, they persuade tM6 20s, 40s, 51 F4 young, middle age Two interiors, one exterior This classic evergreen farce is set in Oxford during Commemoration Week in 1882 The imminent visit of Charles Wykeham s aunt from Brazil, Donna Lucia, provides an excuse for Charles and Jack to invite their young ladies to meet her When a telegram arrives postponing Donna Lucia s visit, they persuade their amiable friend Babbs since they must have a chaperone to impersonate the aunt and the fun begins.

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    1 thought on “Charley's Aunt - Still Running!

    1. Vtipné od začátku do konce. Po dlouhé době divadelní hra, která mě bavila, a doufám, že ji jednou spatřím zahranou naživo.

    2. Brandon Thomas’s Charley’s Aunt is a play I’ve heard about often—it’s gone down in classic theatre lore pretty much like The Mousetrap: a phenomenal success, a dream run (1,466 performances) when it opened in London in 1892. It’s been enacted on stage countless times, all the way from small town theatre companies to Broadway. It’s been adapted for TV and cinema, with everybody from Sydney Chaplin (half-brother of Charlie) to Roddy McDowell, Jack Benny and Danny La Rue playing the c [...]

    3. I’d never heard of Charley’s Aunt until I read Mark Twain’s Is He Dead? Charley’s Aunt featured prominently in the afterword of Is He Dead?, and naturally, after reading all of that backstory, I had to read the play (I’m nothing if not consistent when authors dangle references to other books in front of my nose).Is He Dead? and Charley’s Aunt were both written in the late nineteenth century and prominently feature a man cross dressing (and not entirely successfully). Of the two, Char [...]

    4. blurb - Charley Wykeham and Jack Chesney, undergraduates at Oxford University, need a chaperon so they can entertain Amy Spettigue and Kitty Verdun, the niece and ward of Stephen Spettigue, an Oxford solicitor. When Charley receives word from his guardian that his aunt, Donna Lucia d’Alvadorez, a rich widow from Brazil ("where the nuts come from") whom he has never met, is coming to visit him, they invite Amy & Kitty to lunch to meet her. But when the aunt's visit is delayed they persuade [...]

    5. Excellent play. Witty and Funny. Reminds you of something Oscar Wilde might have written. This jolly story takes place among the beautiful spires of Oxford, around 1880. Once you start reading it you cannot put it down, and have to finish it in one sitting. One of the few works in a long time that made me laugh out loud.

    6. If you want to read a farce, this is a pretty good one. I did the sound design for my college's production, and it was pretty fun to do the historical research. But, as far as reading goes, it's relatively entertaining.

    7. Cute story of two boys who have a third boy dress up as an aunt to chaperone their visit with two girls. Various men fall for the aunt and her millions and hilarity ensues. Somewhat overwritten by today's standards, but still worth a read.

    8. Funny but long-winded. I wish I could say more than that, but it's just not that great in my estimation. Has a lot of potential as long as you can trim it down.

    9. I absolutely love this play. It is a great mix of comedy, romance, mistaken identities, and simply hilarious dialogue. Almost as fun to read as it is to see on stage!

    10. This was some of the most fun research I have ever done. But, like any good play, I know it's WAAAYYYY better on stage than on the page.

    11. Because I'm working the lights for the play, I've read through this play about five times, with eight-ish more times to go. I'm not complaining though, because it's really, REALLY funny.

    12. This play was extraordinarily popular in the 1890s so I read it as part of my research for my novel I'm planning to write.

    13. Very polite slapstick sex comedy. This should be lots of fun to do next year (sly yet still shameless plug for next season - perhaps not so sly).

    14. Brazil, where the nuts come from. A fun period piece - a play - a farce - a comedy of situations and society. A guy dressed up as Charley's Aunt, what a romp!

    15. I saw the play ages ago, and when I happened upon it at the library, I just couldn't pass it up. Almost as delightful to read as it was to see. I'd LOVE to see it again.

    16. Postava Lorda Fancourta Babberleyho/Charleyovy tety je naprosto geniálně napsaná. Celkově je hra vtipná a vážně dobře napsaná.

    17. I had the pleasure of seeing this performed at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and it was absolutely hilarious. Really a delightful play.

    18. A great situational comedy, a bit confusing at times but I'm looking forward to seeing the play performed.

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