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by Henry Fielding 


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The Author’s Farce 
by Henry Fielding 


Total running time: 02:19:30 


Henry Fielding could not write plays that he could get published, so 
he decided to write a play about that, and success was his at last. 
This play, The Author’s Farce, includes a puppet show as its third act 
called The Pleasures of the Town. This play within a play is 
supposedly written by the titular author, and uses regular actors 
rather than puppets despite being understood as a puppet show 
within the narrative. 


The Author's Farce — Henry Fielding 
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Cover picture created in 2013 and released into the public domain. Cover design by David 
Purdy. This design is in the public domain.