The Ham Funeral


ISBN: 9780868199627
Author: Patrick White
Publication Date: 8/06/2012
Edition: Standard
Publisher: Currency Press
Extent: 68pp.

SKU: BK790 Category: Tags: , ,

Rejected by the 1962 Adeladie Festival Board of Governors as ‘unappetising fare’ – The Ham Funeral is now considered a modern classic.
Set in a squalid British boarding house, the play tells the story of a young poet, who lodges with Mr and Mrs Lusty, a bloated, gluttonous pair. When her husband dies abruptly, Mrs Lusty announces a grand funeral featuring a lavish feast, in his honour. Driven by her incontinent appetite, she attempts to seduce the young poet, with comically tragic consequences.

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