The Ginger Cat and Other Lost Plays
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Cover of first edition of The Ginger Cat and Other Lost Plays
Darrell Schweitzer (editor)
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The Ginger Cat and Other Lost Plays is a collection of plays by Anglo-Irish fantasy writer Lord Dunsany, edited and with an introduction by Darrell Schweitzer. It was first published in hardcover and paperback by Wildside Press in 2005.
The collection includes three of Dunsany's more obscure plays, only two of them previously acted and only one previously published. "The Ginger Cat," a comedy, in production in summer, 1914, was canceled at the outbreak of World War I. "The Murderers," a crime melodrama, had one known performance in 1919, at Yale University during a visit by the playwright. "Mr. Faithful," another comedy, was written and performed in 1922; an acting edition published by Samuel French in 1935 is now a rarity. The editor reproduced the first two plays from Dunsany's manuscripts, and the third from a photcopy of the acting edition.
- "Introduction" (Darrell Schweitzer)
- "The Ginger Cat." A comedy concerning a seeming fool who takes nothing but laughter seriously.
- "The Murderers." A melodrama of crime with a twist ending.
- "Mr. Faithful." The comic adventures of a man who must literally live a dog's life to marry the woman he has his heart set on.