Merry Andrew

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Merry Andrew is a comedy in three acts by Lewis Beach ()[]

The title recalls an archaic meaning of a "merry Andrew" as a person who entertains others by means of comic antics; i.e. a clown.[1]

Not to be confused with the 1958 musical film Merry Andrew[2], directed and choreographed by Michael Kidd and starring Danny Kaye, which was based on the short story "The Romance of Henry Menafee" by Paul Gallico.

The original text

Performed in New York from January 21 till February in 1929, and published in London, New York and Los Angeles by Samuel French in 1930

Translations and adaptations

Filmed as Handy Andy in 1934 (starring Will Rogers)

Performance history in South Africa


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