Hay Fever Paperback
by Noel Coward
Part of the Acting Edition S. series
Hoping for a quiet weekend in the country with some guests, David Bliss, a novelist and his wife Judith, a retired actress, find that an impossible dream when their high-spirited children Simon and Sorel appear with guests of their own.
A housefull of drama waits to be ignited as misunderstandings and tempers flare.
With Judith's new flame and David's newest literary 'inspiration' keeping company as the children follow suit, the Bliss family lives up to its name as the 'quiet weekend' comes to an exhausting and hilarious finale worthy of Feydeau.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: illustrations
- Publisher: Samuel French Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/12/1925
- Category: Plays, playscripts
- ISBN: 9780573011740
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Review by kirstiecat
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.