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Hay Fever: A Play in Three Acts (1925)

by Noel Coward

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  kutheatre | Jun 4, 2015 |
Well, I think this may have been the weakest of the three plays in the collection, perhaps because it follows a typical comedy of errors with a family each having a lover and all of the lovers switching and also getting a bit fed up with the self absorbed aristocratic family. This would probably make for a hysterical play when performed but it's easy to get annoyed with its predictability while reading it. ( )
  kirstiecat | Mar 31, 2013 |
English literature, theatre,
  Sashura | May 8, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0573610045, Paperback)

First produced in 1925, Hay Fever is technically a masterpiece. A comedy of bad manners which starts with the arrival of four guests, invited independently by different members of the Bliss family for a weekend at their country house near Maidenhead. The promise of an idyllic and peaceful weekend is quickly trounced by the self-absorbed eccentricities of the family who leave the guests to slink away humiliated, embarrassed and abandoned.


"It does not date… it is in the highest mood of fantastic comedy, it is deliciously heartless and therefore delicioiusly alive and fresh" The Times

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Hay Fever is a comedy of bad manners which starts with the arrival of four guests to the Bliss family country house. It concerns the way they are ignored, embraced, embarrassed and abandoned during a blazing family row.

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