La Bête

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ISBN: 9781848421141
Author: David Hirson
Publication Date: 24/06/2010
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 128pp.

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Written in a blaze of rhyming couplets, La Bête is an exuberant, wildly distinctive comedy that encompasses timeless concerns about life and art.

Olivier Award for Best Comedy 1992

Elomire, high-minded head of the Royal theatre troupe, is incensed. His patron, the Princess, has decreed that the Court ensemble admit a new actor – the scandalously boorish street entertainer, Valere. With Elomire’s pride and the troupe’s livelihood on the line, the company is duty-bound not only to accept the outrageous troubadour, but to perform one of his ludicrous plays, an event that has dramatic consequences for them all.

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