ISBN: 9781849430869
Binding: PaperBack

A Flea in Her Ear

Georges Feydeau

Translated by John Mortimer
PaperBack (01 Dec 2010)

Eccentric and hillarious, Georges Feydeau’s much loved comedy mixes madness, mayhem, fun and frivolity. When the beautiful wife of Victor Chandebise suspects of having an affair, she enlists the help of her dearest friend to entrap him. Their plan to entice him to a rendezvous at the Hotel Coq D'or spectacularly misfires and chaos ensues. Set in the decadent surroundings of Belle Époque Paris, Feydeau's quintessential farce promises to be an exhilerating even of mistaken identities and comic disaster.

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ISBN13 9781849430869
Binding PaperBack


'Where does one begin in praising Feydeau? Perhaps with the thrift and beauty of his plotting... The result is a heartlessly funny evening of whirlwind insanity; and my new year wish is that we return to a genre that Eric Bentley once dubbed "the quintessence of theatre.' Guardian

'Blissfully funny...Beautifully mounting delirium of split-second synchronicities, ridiculous revolving beds, and myriad misunderstandings, the hilarity heightened by the wit' The Independent

'According to the late John Mortimer, 'farce is tragedy played at a thousand revolutions a minute'. And he should know, having done the sparkling translation for Richard Eyre's delightful revival of Feydeau's best-known farce.' The Mail on Sunday