The characters are not naturalistic portraits but rather caricatures of contemporary types. As in the older comedies their names suggest their identities (Midway, Makepiece, Freeman, etc). The model Midland householder, Fred Midway, sedulously climbing the business and social ladders, self-educated by correspondence courses, with his material yardstick, his oratory, self-knowledge and pathetic faith in himself, provides a brilliant centre to a highly entertaining and satiricial play.
Publisher: Samuel French Ltd ISBN: 9780573114564 Number of pages: 100 Weight: 122 g Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 5 mm Edition: New edition
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