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Habeas Corpus

Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  5f, 6m

The antics at the Wicksteed home are a satirical merry-go-round. Family, friends and the sexual satisfaction of the "corpus" (body) are the ruling passions in this farcical comedy of ill-manners.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    5f, 6m
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
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Summary

The antics at the Wicksteed home are a satirical merry-go-round. Family, friends and the sexual satisfaction of the "corpus" (body) are the ruling passions in this farcical comedy of ill-manners. Through a dance of mistaken identities and carnal encounters, one motto holds fast: "He whose lust lasts, lasts longest."

'A parade of wit.' - The New York Times'

A marvelous freaky farce... rowdy and ribald.' - NBC 

  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Duration 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes

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"A parade of wit." - The New York Times

"A marvelous freaky farce...rowdy and ribald." - NBC

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Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett was born in Leeds in 1934. After studying at Oxford University he collaborated as a writer and performer with Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller and Peter Cook in Beyond the Fringe in 1960 at the Edinburgh Festival. He then turned to writing full time and produced h ...

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