A Masque of Mr. Punch

Hardcover | January 1, 1963

byRobertson Davies

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The enthusiasm of Robertson Davies for the spirit of Mr Punch has taken witty form in this entertainment which Dr Davies wrote for the Preparatory School boys of Upper Canada College, Toronto. The incidents associated with the traditional Punch Show are all here, but they are witnessed andcriticized by uncomprehending spokesmen for the modern theatre - newspaper critics, television producers, one playwright representing the school of "American Southern Decadence" and a member of the Board of Directors of the Stratford Festival. Mr Punch is not at all confounded by their cherishedbelieves, even when each spokesman tries to bring him up to date in his own way. But Mr Punch will not be changed, and he emerges triumphant at the end, having been told of a whole new world to conquer.

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The enthusiasm of Robertson Davies for the spirit of Mr Punch has taken witty form in this entertainment which Dr Davies wrote for the Preparatory School boys of Upper Canada College, Toronto. The incidents associated with the traditional Punch Show are all here, but they are witnessed andcriticized by uncomprehending spokesmen for th...

William Robertson Davies, (August 28, 1913 - December 2, 1995) was a Canadian novelist, playwright, critic, journalist, and professor. He was one of Canada's best-known and most popular authors, and one of its most distinguished "men of letters".

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:58 pages, 8 × 5.75 × 0.98 inPublished:January 1, 1963Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195432533

ISBN - 13:9780195432534

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