Bert Hornback is the author of fifteen books, and the editor of three more. Among his books are two novels and (with Ann Hornback) an illustrated satirical story called King Richard the Catsup.
During his twenty-eight years as a professor of English at the University of Michigan, he founded and directed the Lord Chamberlain’s Players. Their productions—in Ann Arbor and later in Louisville, Kentucky—included Tom Thumb, Salomé, Waiting for Godot, The Drunkard, a stage adaptation of Manfred, The Playboy of the Western World, several plays by W.B. Yeats and Augusta Gregory, and four plays by Brian Friel.
The Lord Chamberlain’s Players also presented four of the five short, humble plays in this small book.