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Tales from the Dramatists (Volume 2); The Gamester, by Edward Moore. Douglas, by John Home. She Stoops to Conquer, by Oliver Goldsmith. the Road to Ruin, by Thomas Holcroft. Wild Oats, by John O'Keefe. the School for Scandal, by Richard Brinsley Butler S (Paperback) Loot Price: R284
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Tales from the Dramatists (Volume 2); The Gamester, by Edward Moore. Douglas, by John Home. She Stoops to Conquer, by Oliver...
Tales from the Dramatists (Volume 2); The Gamester, by Edward Moore. Douglas, by John Home. She Stoops to Conquer, by Oliver...

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Tales from the Dramatists (Volume 2); The Gamester, by Edward Moore. Douglas, by John Home. She Stoops to Conquer, by Oliver Goldsmith. the Road to Ruin, by Thomas Holcroft. Wild Oats, by John O'Keefe. the School for Scandal, by Richard Brinsley Butler S (Paperback)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1893 Excerpt: ... THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL. BY RICHARD BRINSLEY BUTLER SHERIDAN. we do not feel called upon to say much about the author of this celebrated comedy. The story of the life of Eichard Brinsley Sheridan is too well known to demand extended comment. It will suffice to say that he was born at Dublin in 1751, acquired at school the reputation of being an "impenetrable dunce," married Miss Linley, a noted songstress, in 1772, --a marriage made notable by an elopement and a duel, --and first appeared as a playwright in 1775, with the amusing comedy of "The Eivals." His greatest play, "The School for Scandal," appeared in 1777. He also wrote a musical drama, "The Duenna," which was highly successful, a farce called "The Critic," and some smaller dramatic works, besides translating Kotzebue's plays, " The Stranger" and "Pizarro." Sheridan attained no less fame as an orator than as a dramatist. During much of his life he was a member of Parliament, or otherwise connected with the government, while his celebrated speech on the impeachment trial of Warren Hastings is still regarded as one of the most splendid examples of oratory ever given. His private life was one of such extravagance that he was rarely free from debt, and in his later years he became greatly embarrassed. He died in 1816. Of English wits Sheridan stands almost at the head, and to its overflowing fund of witty dialogue the "School for Scandal" owes much of its enduring popularity; though this is largely due, also, to the interest of the plot and the high dramatic merit of many of the situations. In its incessant corruscation of sparkling repartee this play is only rivalled by the dramas of Congreve, whose merit resides chiefly in the brilliancy of their dialogue. As we have given no example of Congreve's geniu...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Charles Morris
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 48
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-06104-8
Barcode: 9781154061048
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LSN: 1-154-06104-3

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