The Fleer

Cast: 5f 9m doubling

Staging: Flexible set

Royalty Free: You do not need to apply for rights to perform this play.

Series: Globe Quartos
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 172 pages ISBN: 9781854599285Publication Date:
13 Jul 2006
Size: 211mm x 148mm£14.99 £11.99You save £3.00 (20%)
First Staged:
1606

The Fleer

By Edward Sharpham

Paperback £14.99£11.99

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Part of the Globe Quartos series, co-published with Shakespeare's Globe marking their rediscoveries of forgotten plays by Shakespeare's contemporaries.

Edward Sharpham's The Fleer is a bawdy, satiric and theatrically allusive comedy that was extremely popular with seventeenth-century readers. It is considered an early response to Shakespeare's Measure for Measure and Marston's The Malcontent.

The Florentine duke Antifront is deposed by a usurper and escapes to London, where he disguises himself as a misanthrope called Fleer. When not jeering at Jacobean society, Antifront busies himself with preventing his dissolute daughters from committing murder and with steering them into marriage. Meanwhile, two sisters find that disguising themselves as boys to win their sweethearts is not as simple as other dramatists might have you believe...

The Fleer was first performed in 1606.

This edition in the Globe Quartos series is edited by Lucy Munro.

Cast: 5f 9m doubling

Staging:Flexible set

Royalty Free: You do not need to apply for rights to perform this play.

Series: Globe Quartos
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 172 pages ISBN: 9781854599285Publication Date:
13 Jul 2006
Size: 211mm x 148mm£14.99 £11.99You save £3.00 (20%)
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