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Lettice and Lovage: A Comedy

Lettice and Lovage: A Comedy By Peter Shaffer Lettice and Lovage A Comedy Lettice Duffet an expert on Elizabethan cuisine and medieval weaponry is an indefatigable but daffy enthusiast of history and the theatre As a tour guide at Fustian House one of the least stately o

  • Title: Lettice and Lovage: A Comedy
  • Author: Peter Shaffer
  • ISBN: 9780685324301
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Lettice and Lovage: A Comedy By Peter Shaffer Lettice Duffet, an expert on Elizabethan cuisine and medieval weaponry, is an indefatigable but daffy enthusiast of history and the theatre As a tour guide at Fustian House, one of the least stately of London s stately homes, she theatrically embellishes its historical past, ultimately coming up on the radar of Lotte Schon, an inspector from the Preservation Trust NeitheLettice Duffet, an expert on Elizabethan cuisine and medieval weaponry, is an indefatigable but daffy enthusiast of history and the theatre As a tour guide at Fustian House, one of the least stately of London s stately homes, she theatrically embellishes its historical past, ultimately coming up on the radar of Lotte Schon, an inspector from the Preservation Trust Neither impressed or entertained by Lettice s freewheeling history lessons, Schon fires her Not one however, to go without a fight, Lettice engages the stoic, conventionial Lotte in battle to the death of all that is sacred to the Empire and the crown.
    Lettice and Lovage: A Comedy By Peter Shaffer

    Lettice and Lovage A Comedy by Peter Shaffer Lettice and Lovage by Peter Schaffer A fun play and I would really like to see the movie with Maggie Smith as Lettice I read the original British version a new ending was written for the American stage in Lettice, an impoverished gentlewoman of the s is living hand to mouth Brought up by an obviously mad actress, Enlarge Enliven Lettice and Lovage A Comedy Acting Edition Shaffer Lettice and Lovage is a beautiful bit of work by author Peter Shaffer using only four characters,who may also play the few minor roles The play centers around a somewhat eccentric middle aged woman whose vivid imagination makes an otherwise mind numbing job as a tour guide in an old British th century Hall become a tour de force presentation. Lettice and Lovage Variety Lettice and Lovage Lettice and Lovage Pasadena Playhouse seats . top Pasadena Playhouse presents a comedy in three acts by Peter Shaffer. Lettice and Lovage Broadway Play Original IBDB Lettice and Lovage Original, Play, Comedy, Broadway opened in New York City Mar , and played through Dec , The official database for Broadway theatre information Lettice and Lovage Lettice and Lovage Broadway Tickets, News, Info Lettice and Lovage is by Peter Shaffer, Directed by Hal Houston, Produced by Booth Muller, Stage Manager Wendy Brinker Featuring Sharifa Andrews, Cory Baker, Mony Carpenter, Bronwynn Hopton, Jeff Lettice and Lovage Concord Theatricals Description Lettice Duffet, an expert on Elizabethan cuisine and medieval weaponry, is an indefatigable but daffy enthusiast of history and the theatre. Lettice Lovage Performing Arts Review Chicago Reader Lettice Lovage, Peter Shaffer s comedy decrying escalating ugliness and vulgarity in the modern world, opened its road show engagement here three days after the Bulls victory partying that left

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    1. Özlem on said:

      Even though these recent days have not been amongst the best ones I have had, this beautifully written play has brought a smile to my lips and I have really admired Shaffer because of his capability for turning tragic situations into comic ones Besides, I have really adored the protagonist Lettice Duffet, especially her wit, her creativity, her imagination and her artistic personality It has been worthful reading Very worthful indeed.

    2. Melinda on said:

      I read this years ago when I was in a Readers Theater group It was a hilarious experience then, and reading it again now brought back many fun moments I would have loved to see Maggie Smith play the part of Lettice In fact, the play was originally written for her

    3. Gabriel on said:

      Peter Shaffer of Amadeus and Equus fame writes a comedy Again, like the other two plays mentioned, it is primarily a two person play Much like those plays, it deals with the malleability of the human spirit Unlike those plays, it is meant to be lighter and stars two WOMEN Unlike those plays, it takes into account some of the strangeness of the two characters and lets them find a happy resolution That s the point.If only it was funnier That is my one complaint But still, it was a fun read and som [...]

    4. D. on said:

      A clever meditation on the past and what we have lost due to our desire to be modern Also an insightful character study of two women considered to be past their prime It s a very funny play to read, and I would expect it to be even funnier when performed.

    5. Lucile Barker on said:

      70 Lettice and Lovage by Peter SchafferA fun play and I would really like to see the movie with Maggie Smith as Lettice I read the original British version a new ending was written for the American stage in 1990 Lettice, an impoverished gentlewoman of the 1970s is living hand to mouth Brought up by an obviously mad actress, Enlarge Enliven Enlighten was her motto , she has an imaginative grasp of history, which gets her into trouble when she is a tour guide She is fired by Lotte Schoen at the en [...]

    6. Stephanie on said:

      I would love to see this play especially if Maggie Smith was playing Lettice I m not sure that, to me, the end followed on from what had come before, but I enjoyed reading it very much.Spoilers followAccording to enpedia wiki Lettice_ there is a different ending than the version I readHe altered the ending for the American production, but not for the reason of Americanizing it This version contains a significant rewrite In the originale two ladies were left at the end preparing to blow up a sele [...]

    7. Renée on said:

      Very cute I loved the friendship and unpredictable nature of the play The enthusiasm and life which is portrayed through dialogue in Lettice and Lovage is very clear and the plot is simple yet meaningful.The friendship that develops between Lettice and Lotte is full of mischief and persuasion, petty arguments and enthusiastic storytelling.5 out of 5 stars to this play, I thoroughly enjoyed and will be performing a monologue from scene 1 in a few months.

    8. Nursena on said:

      An absolute joy Most of the time I was in complete agreement with Lettice and her world view The language was beautiful and it was a very tasteful comedy which is pretty rare, I m afraid I would love to read of Peter Shaffer Besides, I would have loved to see Dame Maggie Smith live on stage as Lettice Such a shame I seem not to find any records of it.

    9. Michael Caylo-Baradi on said:

      I wanted that s why I m hesitant to give it 4 stars Shaffer was right on target when he wrote this for Maggie Smith Very, very funny I can almost see Maggie Smith s pursed lips while listening to Lotte in their arguments in Act 2.

    10. Chambers Stevens on said:

      Enjoyable but lightweight compared to Shaffer s other works.

    11. Skittle Booth on said:

      The subject matter is rather slight, but it s a dramatic, fun read.

    12. Lghamilton on said:

      Saw the play in London with Maggie Smith AWESOME By the fall she rises

    13. Crystal on said:

      I really liked this the first time I read it and saw it It lost some of the humor after seeing it 7 times.

    14. John on said:

      A small slice of joy Just the ending which leaves a little to be desired apparently Shaffer tried than one

    15. Janet on said:

      Loved this book play saw the play years ago with Maggie Smith and relived it Funny, clever.

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