Iowa City IA: University of Iowa Press, 1972.
First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #10857
Library stamps/marks/labels, cover scrape, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; "What Duffett did was to appropriate the verbal debasement of this kind of style and apply it to the writing of burlesque plays. The play to be ridiculed, therefore, whether it was an heroic drama or operatic romance, was mocked by the creation of another play which degraded all the elements of the original play: plot, character, situation, dialogue and language. Duffet works, then, by means of travesty ..." - Introduction. ; Ex-Library; xxx, 289 pages.