The Coward (Paperback)

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A period comedy set in 18th century England. A cowardly young gentleman named Lucidus initiates a pistol duel then finds that he can't go through with it. He hires a common criminal to fight in his place, only to have the scoundrel make a bloody mess of things. As duel follows duel with many shots fired, this coward finds his reputation growing beyond his wildest expectations.
Nominee Four 2011 Lucille Lortel Awards, including Outstanding Play.

Praise For…

“A deadly funny comedy!…Nick Jones is a natural born writer of lean, witty jokes with a keen ear for bombast punctuated with waggish anachronism. Sam Gold coaxes solid performances from everyone in this handsome and skillful production.” - Time Out New York

“The Coward is ridiculous in the best possible way. Mr. Jones spoof of English period dramas is funny and Mr. Gold and the cast render its comedy captivating.” - New York Observer

“A perfectly structured comedy…hilarious and sly and witty.” - Village Voice

“The Coward has a smart aleck sensibility with a touch of vaudevillian gore. Playwright Nick Jones shows great promise.” - New York Post

“Stylish, Witty and Clever.” - Variety
Product Details
ISBN: 9780573701474
ISBN-10: 0573701474
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Publication Date: August 27th, 2013
Pages: 90
Language: English