Lettice and Lovage: A Comedy by Peter ShafferLettice Duffet, an expert on Elizabethan cuisine and medieval weaponry, is an indefatigable but daffy enthusiast of history and the theatre. As a tour guide at Fustian House, one of the least stately of Londons stately homes, she theatrically embellishes its historical past, ultimately coming up on the radar of Lotte Schon, an inspector from the Preservation Trust. Neither impressed or entertained by Lettices freewheeling history lessons, Schon fires her. Not one however, to go without a fight, Lettice engages the stoic, conventionial Lotte in battle to the death of all that is sacred to the Empire and the crown.
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Lettice and Lovage is a comedic and satire play by Peter Shaffer. It is centered around a flamboyant tour guide who loves to embellish the history behind an English country house and who butts heads with a fact-conscious official at the house. The play was written specifically for Maggie Smith, who originated the title .
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Lettice and Lovage is a comedic and satire play by Peter Shaffer. The play was written specifically for Maggie Smith , who originated the title role of Lettice Douffet in both the English and American runs of the production. Following a tour of provincial theatres, the play was produced in London in Its two-year run of performances at the Globe Theatre counts as one of the longer runs in London theatrical history. The play was revised by Shaffer in , and it was that revised version that later ran in New York.
There is only one Maggie Smith, but audiences get at least three of her in ''Lettice and Lovage,'' the Peter Shaffer comedy that has brought this.
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