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Merry Devils
By Edward Marston

The Merry Devils

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Merry Devils by Edward Marston

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Bookholder Nicholas Bracewell, fresh from his triumph holding together his volatile players' company during a treasonous plot against Queen Elizabeth, is set to make the galleries of The Queen's Head ring with laughter with a new comedy, The Merry Devils. The lugubrious landlord is sure mischief will result. Nicholas sees only a harmless comedy that will not summon up real devils, but two actors adept at tumbling. How then, during the crucial scene, do three devils appear on stage, one looking disturbingly real? And what of the deviltry that follow? One imp, in fact, soon lies dead beneath the stage...The author's knowledge of Elizabethan statecraft and his deep affection for the period show in every word.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781890208554
ISBN-10: 1890208558
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Poisoned Pen Press
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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