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ISBN-10: 006008877X

ISBN-13: 9780060088774

Edition: 2003

Authors: Peter Nichols

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/7/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

A Bristol-born former actor and schoolteacher, Peter Nichols got his start writing some 14 plays for television and has continued to write for that medium even since attaining success in the West End. A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, his first stage play, was produced in England in 1967 and on Broadway a year later. Joe Egg (as a squeamish American management insisted it be retitled) concerns a couple whose marriage is slowly being destroyed by their attempt to raise a hopelessly spastic daughter (Josephine, alias Joe Egg, their "living parsnip"). They survive in their situation as long as they do only by ceaselessly joking about it. This comic distancing, as much as its autobiographical…