Plays By H. J. Byron: the Babes in the Wood; the Lancashire Lass; Our Boys; the Gaiety Gulliver by Jim Davis buy used Used & Rare price $140.49 new from$65.95 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Format: Hardcover Publisher: Cambridge University Press Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:0521241758 ISBN - 13:9780521241755 Seller Comments: 0521241758. No signatures. No tears in dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover.; xi, , 222 pages. Hardcover edition. Black boards with gilt lettering on spine. "This volume introduces the works of an important but neglected dramatist, one of the most prolific and popular of the mid-Victorian period."-from dust wrapper blurb.; 8vo. From the Publisher This volume introduces the works of an important but neglected dramatist, one of the most prolific and popular of the mid-Victorian period. H. J. Byron wrote an enormous number of comedies, burlesques and pantomimes. He invented the characters of Widow Twankay and Buttons, still beloved by modern pantomime audiences. His burlesques of melodrama helped to bring an end to the more outlandish examples of the genre; inveterate punning became his trademark. Byron was also a competent editor, theatre manager and actor specializing in the eccentric roles of his own plays. As playwright he was second only to W. S. Gilbert and Tom Robertson, whose careers he helped to further. Jim Davis has edited four of the plays, illustrating them with contemporary drawings and providing an extensive introduction.