Plays by H. J. Byron: The Babes in the Wood, The Lancashire Lass, Our Boys, The Gaiety Gulliver by Jim DavisPlays by H. J. Byron: The Babes in the Wood, The Lancashire Lass, Our Boys, The Gaiety Gulliver by Jim Davis

Plays by H. J. Byron: The Babes in the Wood, The Lancashire Lass, Our Boys, The Gaiety Gulliver

EditorJim Davis

Paperback | February 24, 1984

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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.
Jim Davis, July 28, 1945 - Jim Davis was born on July 28, 1945 In Marion, Indiana. He grew up on a small farm where his father raised black angus cows and his mother raised 25 cats. At a young age, asthma forced him inside and to entertain himself, he began to draw. Not well at first, but well enough to know he liked it and could becom...
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Title:Plays by H. J. Byron: The Babes in the Wood, The Lancashire Lass, Our Boys, The Gaiety GulliverFormat:PaperbackDimensions:236 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:February 24, 1984Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521284953

ISBN - 13:9780521284950

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The Babes in the Wood; The Lancashire Lass; Our Boys; The Gaiety Gulliver.