'What the Butler Saw' and 'A Flea in Her Ear' Reviews: In Search of Great Farce

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'What the Butler Saw' and 'A Flea in Her Ear' Reviews: In Search of Great Farce

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Madison, N.J.

Farce is the most paradoxical of all genres of comedy. It requires high discipline on the part of the director, the actors and their offstage collaborators to set in motion the whirligig of seeming onstage chaos that is farce at its best. Without split-second control, everything falls apart—and not in a good way, either. Joe Orton’s “What the Butler Saw,” a four-door farce of transcendent indelicacy, is as…

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