The Grand Gesture, Paperback / softback Book

The Grand Gesture Paperback / softback

Part of the Modern Plays series


The world was cruel to Simeon DuffMad and mired in the deepest sloughNobody seemed to give a stuff`bout Simeon, Simeon DuffSimeon Duff is working class, unemployed and desperate.

His wife works. He's lost all self-esteem. He's on the scrap heap and wants to end it all . . . and so begins this brilliantly insane comedy about a man on the edge. When word gets out that Duff is going to top himself, a host of ne'er-do-wells crawl out of the woodwork, each wanting to claim his grand gesture for their `noble cause'.

Let's face it, why waste a death? But which cause shall it be . . . love, politics, religion, or the rising price of fish? Will the disillusioned Duff go through with it? Will he really top himself for a dubious cause? Is he worth it? An adaptation of Nikolai Erdman's The Suicide (1928), The Grand Gesture is a witty satire of lobbyists seeking political control.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9781472531186

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