Synopses & Reviews
Theatre critic Roger Foss embarks on a lightning tour of the rib-tickling world of confused characters, absurd situations, ruined reputations, sexual innuendo and bravura comic acting and finds out if farce really is a force to be reckoned with in the 21st century. The latest addition to the Oberon Masters series.
"[An] eloquent reappraisal... a jolly tour de farce." The Stage
The latest addition to the Oberon Masters series celebrates the great creators and performers of farce in informative, entertaining essays.
About the Author
Roger Foss is a former actor turned journalist, broadcaster and television presenter. As an actor, he worked extensively on stage, television and recording, and wrote pantomimes. As a journalist, over the decades he has written on theatre subjects for numerous publications, ranging from The Stage
. He was chief theatre critic for Whats On In London
magazine and for Whatsonintheatre.com
and for three years edited Whats On Stage
magazine. He also created, produced and presented the UKs first theatre podcast for Whatsonstage.com
and co-wrote Hardens Theatregoers Handbook
. He is a regular broadcaster on theatre-related topics and his recent television work includes presenting for BBC Londons Inside Out
. He is a member of the judging panel for the Offwestend.com awards, The Offies.