The Private Ear

The Private Ear $7.99

Peter Shaffer

Published by Samuel French Inc

2 Male 1 Female

This is a tender one act account of a rueful romance

The boy has invited to his hovel for dinner a girl he met at a concert

In the interim he has romanticized her as another Venus, and not to appear gauche, he has asked his man about town friend to coach him

When the girl arrives, she is a very common sort and he is awkward to the point of clumsiness, and destroys the mood

She slaps him for trying to kiss her forcibly

She departs, and he returns to his record, now badly scratched, and the curtain descends on a broken love song


"Delightful ... are deftly contrived, cheerfully entertaining" ~ N.Y. Herald Tribune

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