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The School for Scandal and Other Plays By Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The School for Scandal and Other Plays by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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"The School for Scandal" (1777) is a comedy of contrasts in which brothers Joseph and Charles Surface contend for Maria, with hilariously differing intentions and results. Also contained in this volume are several other plays by Sheridan complete with an introduction and notes.

The School for Scandal and Other Plays Summary

The School for Scandal and Other Plays by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Richly exploited comic situations, effervescent wit, and intricate plots combine to make Sheridan's work among the best of of all English comedy. The School for Scandal (1777) is his masterpiece, a brilliantly crafted comedy of contrasts in which brothers Joseph and Charles Surface contend for Maria, with hilariously differing intentions and results. Also a work of acute comic irony, The Rivals satirizes the romantic posturing of Lydia Languish while her disguised suitor Captain Absolute's resourceful contrivances advance an ever inventive and skilfully wrought plot. Included in this edition are the opera play The Duenna and the rarely printed musical play A Trip to Scarborough, adapted from Vanbrugh's The Relapse. Sheridan's last play, The Critic, is an exuberant parody of the modish tragic drama of the day. Lampooning Sir Fretful Plagiary's absurdly bombastic historical drama during its confused stages of production, its satire never fails to delight. The texts of the plays have been newly edited by the General Editor of the Oxford World's Classics English Drama series.A fine introduction and notes on Sheridan's playhouses and critical inheritance make this an invaluable edition for study and performance alike.

About Richard Brinsley Sheridan


Michael Cordner is Professor of English in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York.

Table of Contents

THE RIVALS; THE DUENNA; A TRIP TO SCARBOROUGH; THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL; THE CRITIC

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GOR002048552
9780192825674
0192825674
The School for Scandal and Other Plays by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1998-05-07
496
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