A Flea in Her Ear, Paperback

A Flea in Her Ear Paperback

Part of the Drama Classics series

4.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


A French farce with a crop of mistaken identities and attempted adulteries.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Nick Hern Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9781854594402


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This little play really surprised me! I assumed from the odd title and bland cover that it was most likely a cheesy Western.However, once I began reading it, I couldn't put it down!The characters are distinctive and memorable - my favorites being a man with a speech impediment, a crazed jealous Spaniard, and an arrogant, flirtatious husband.Witty dialogue, fast paced scenes of confusion and uproar, and a plot full of trickery, impersonations, mistaken identity, and investigations make this book unforgettable.In "A Flea in Her Ear," a wife suspects her husband of being unfaithful, so she writes him a supposed love letter from another woman, to see what he does.Typical of French literature, this book is endlessly clever and full of sharp humor, as well as plenty of suggestive laughs (that often do more than just suggest).This play is one of my favorites! If you like "Don Juan," Shakespeare's comedies, or Oscar Wilde, you'll love this play.I'll definitely be reading more of Georges Feydeau!

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