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Clap hands here comes Charlie / Peter Barnes.

Author/creator Barnes, Peter, 1931-2004 author.
Other author/creatorBarnes, Peter, 1931-2004. Plays three.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info [London] : Bloomsbury, [2013]
Copyright Notice ©2013
Description1 online resource
Supplemental Content Drama online
Summary 'Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie', originally written in 1966, but rewritten in 1991, is a riotous, Rabelaisian stew of a comedy concerning the demonic Charlie who is always trying to jump, with both feet, into his left trouser leg. While making a television programme about buskers, Michael Aylmer finds Charlie Ketchum in a lodging house, clutching a trumpet and stinking to high heaven. Intending to do a special programme on this uniquely virulent and garrulous character, Michael invites him to stay at his house. But when Charlie tries to resume his wandering life accompanied by a few household movables, Michael's wife Joan discovers to her cost that even after a bath and new trousers he is dangerous. The first act ends with his trial; the second act begins with his release from a psychiatric hospital.
General notePreviously issued in print: in Plays three. London: Methuen Drama, 1996.
Source of descriptionDescription based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on October 28, 2013).

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