The Mystery of Irma Vep and other plays
Paperback, 271 pages ISBN: 9781559361736Publication Date:
12 Aug 2001
Size: 220mm x 140mm£16.99

The Mystery of Irma Vep and other plays

By Charles Ludlam

Paperback £16.99

Five exotic plays from the famous Ridiculous Theatre of New York, with a preface by Tony Kushner.

The late Charles Ludlam ransacked theatrical and literary history in an evolutionary quest for a modern art of stage comedy. His more than 30 plays – most famously those collected here – are among the funniest, most erudite and anarchic in the modern repertoire.

The Mystery of Irma Vep is a hilarious send-up of Jane Eyre, Daphne du Maurier and Victorian cross-dressing; Camille is a mix between laughfest and tearjerker as Ludlam tackles the role of the tubercular courtesan; Galas re-imagines the life of Maria Callas as high tragedy; Stage Blood contrives to give Hamlet a happy ending; Bluebeard follows a mad, Dr Moreau-esque vivisectionist in his hunt for the third sex.

Paperback, 271 pages ISBN: 9781559361736Publication Date:
12 Aug 2001
Size: 220mm x 140mm£16.99

Also by Charles Ludlam:

Ridiculous Theatre: Scourge of Human Folly

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