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Light thickens
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Published:
New York : Felony & Mayhem Press, [2016].
Format:
Book
Edition:
Felony & Mayhem edition.
Physical Desc:
215 pages ; 21 cm.
Status:
Bellevue - Adult Fiction
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Description
The bad news: This is the last in Ngaio Marsh s marvelous Inspector Alleyn series. The good: It s one of her very best. The secret to Light Thickens success may lie in its combination of some of Marsh s greatest passions, including her native New Zealand in the person of, unusually, a Maori character and the theater. Indeed, the plot centers on a production of well, let s skirt disaster by calling it the Scottish play, a play that Dame Ngaio produced and directed several times. Among theater folk, the Scottish play is considered unlucky, so much so that tradition requires anyone who utters its proper name backstage to leave the building, spin around, spit, curse, and then request permission to re-enter. For Ngaio Marsh, however, it seems to have been quite the opposite: Light Thickens is a fine swansong, said England s Observer, and the Los Angeles Times agreed, saying No playwright could devise a better curtain than the one Dame Ngaio chose for her own career."
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781631940651 (trade pbk.), 1631940651 (trade pbk.), 0316546755

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Description
"The bad news: This is the last in Ngaio Marsh's marvelous Inspector Alleyn series. The good: It s one of her very best. The secret to Light Thickens success may lie in its combination of some of Marsh's greatest passions, including her native New Zealand in the person of, unusually, a Maori character and the theater. Indeed, the plot centers on a production of well, let s skirt disaster by calling it the Scottish play, a play that Dame Ngaio produced and directed several times. Among theater folk, the Scottish play is considered unlucky, so much so that tradition requires anyone who utters its proper name backstage to leave the building, spin around, spit, curse, and then request permission to re-enter. For Ngaio Marsh, however, it seems to have been quite the opposite: Light Thickens is a fine swansong, said England s Observer, and the Los Angeles Times agreed, saying No playwright could devise a better curtain than the one Dame Ngaio chose for her own career.""--Amazon.com.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Marsh, N. (2016). Light thickens. Felony & Mayhem edition. New York: Felony & Mayhem Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Marsh, Ngaio, 1895-1982. 2016. Light Thickens. New York: Felony & Mayhem Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Marsh, Ngaio, 1895-1982, Light Thickens. New York: Felony & Mayhem Press, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Marsh, Ngaio. Light Thickens. Felony & Mayhem edition. New York: Felony & Mayhem Press, 2016. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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