Drama Classics: The World’s Great Plays at a Great Little Price
A play within a play. The intended performance of The London Merchant – the tale of an apprentice’s efforts to win the hand of his master’s daughter – is interrupted by a request from the audience to stage the story of a heroic grocer who kills a lion with a pestle. Rafe is dragged from the audience to play this hero. Both stories get muddled up and the conventions of theatre get thoroughly mauled.
Edited with an Introduction by Colin Counsell.