A Century of English Farce, 1956 Leo Hughes
Century of English Farce, 1956, a collectible first edition, by Leo Hughes provides "A Study of Farce and Low Comedy in the English Theatre from the Restoration to the Middle of the Eighteenth Century."
Considering the casual to malevolent use of the term "farce" since the 1600s, Hughes presents an intelligent, scholarly and balanced approach to the drama genre that enlightens the spirited reader and theatergoer.
This hardcover copy is in very good vintage condition, no marks or tears, firm binding and marred only by a partially removed name on the reverse of the front cover. The dust jacket shows wear and fading at the top edge and spine, but is in otherwise fine shape.
The book measures 5 3/4 inches by 8 3/4 inches by 1 inch and has 307 pages.