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Plays by H. J. Byron: The Babes in the Wood; The Lancashire Lass; Our Boys; The Gaiety Gulliver

Byron, H. J.; edited by Jim Davis

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ISBN 10: 0521241758 / ISBN 13: 9780521241755
Published by Cambridge University Press (1984), Cambridge, 1984
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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No signatures. No tears in dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover.; xi, [1], 222 pages. Hardcover edition. Black boards with gilt lettering on spine. "This volume introduces the works of an important but neglected dramatist, one of the most prolific and popular of the mid-Victorian period." - from dust wrapper blurb.; 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 6166

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Title: Plays by H. J. Byron: The Babes in the Wood;...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press (1984), Cambridge

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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This volume introduces the works of an important but neglected dramatist, one of the most prolific and popular of the mid-Victorian period. H. J. Byron wrote an enormous number of comedies, burlesques and pantomimes. He invented the characters of Widow Twankay and Buttons, still beloved by modern pantomime audiences. His burlesques of melodrama helped to bring an end to the more outlandish examples of the genre; inveterate punning became his trademark. Byron was also a competent editor, theatre manager and actor specializing in the eccentric roles of his own plays. As playwright he was second only to W. S. Gilbert and Tom Robertson, whose careers he helped to further. Jim Davis has edited four of the plays, illustrating them with contemporary drawings and providing an extensive introduction.

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This volume introduces the works of an important but neglected dramatist, one of the most prolific and popular of the mid-Victorian period. H. J. Byron wrote an enormous number of comedies, burlesques and pantomimes. He invented the characters of Widow Twankay and Buttons, still beloved by modern pantomime audiences.

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