Friday, March 12, 2010
Wodehouse for the Weekend: BARMY IN WONDERLAND
New in the beloved Collector's Wodehouse series is Barmy in Wonderland. This classic plot of 1920s musical comedy, so familiar to Wodehouse from his own stage works, becomes the basis for a brilliant satire on theatrical life. The book concerns the character Cyril "Barmy" Fotheringay-Phipps, who had previously appeared in Wodehouse's Drones Club and Jeeves stories, and his adventures in the theatrical world. Featuring monstrous producers, vain film stars, impossible critics, temperamental actresses and a whole chorus of sharply drawn minor parts, this 1952 novel is Wodehouse at the top of his form.