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Author Quilter, Peter.

Title Glorious! : the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the worst singer in the world / Peter Quilter
Published London : Methuen Drama, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (85 pages)
Summary Premiered at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 2005, 'Glorious!' is a sparkling comedy based on the true story of the astronomical success of the worst singer in the world. In New York in the 1940s, the performer who everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Known as 'the first lady of the sliding scale', she warbled and screeched her way through the evening to an audience who mostly fell about with laughter. But this delusional and joyously happy woman paid little attention to her critics, comfortably surrounded by a circle of devoted friends who were almost as eccentric as she was. Based on a true story, the play spins from Florence's charity recitals and extravagant balls, through to her bizarre recording sessions and ultimate triumph at Carnegie Hall in a hilarious and heart-warming comedy
Notes Description based on print version record
SUBJECT Jenkins, Florence Foster, 1868-1944 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Drama.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780413775405 (Print)