Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Lost Comic Strip Plays

Ads for "Bringing Up Father in Ireland," another play that isn't anywhere to read. Is it lost?

Allan Holtz at his always excellent Stripper's Guide blog (racy name, but it's all about the funny pages) talks about plays based on comic strips today. Specifically, a lost play that combined many, many comic strip characters titled "The Zander-Gump Wedding."

Like a number of other plays based on the funnies, the plays are not readily available.

Allan Holtz:

"This got me to thinking about all the comic strip-based plays and revues that were traveling the country back in the 1900s and 1910s. I have seen lots of ads for Mutt and Jeff and Bringing Up Father productions that circulated, and many others as well. What ever happened to the scripts for these productions, I wonder?"

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