The School for Scandal and Other Plays

The School for Scandal and Other Plays
Title The School for Scandal and Other Plays PDF eBook
Author Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Publisher Penguin UK
Total Pages 460
Release 1988
Genre Drama
ISBN 014043240X

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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.

The School for Scandal

The School for Scandal
Title The School for Scandal PDF eBook
Author Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Publisher Harlan Davidson
Total Pages 110
Release 1986
Genre Drama
ISBN 9780882950921

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The text of this edition is transcribed from that of George Nettleton, with additions or deletions set off in brackets. Also included are the dedicatory 'Portrait Addressed to Mrs Crewe', Garrick's 'Prologue', and G Colman's 'Epilogue'. Edited by John Loftis, this edition of The School for Scandal for performance and study also includes an introduction, a list of principal dates in the life of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, and a selected bibliography.

The School for Scandal and Other Plays

The School for Scandal and Other Plays
Title The School for Scandal and Other Plays PDF eBook
Author Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Publisher Oxford University Press
Total Pages 495
Release 2008-06-12
Genre Drama
ISBN 0199540098

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Offers five plays that feature witty banter, farcical situations, and flamboyant characters, including "The School for Scandal," in which the rumor mill goes into overdrive after a man marries a woman who may be involved in an extramarital affair.

The School for Scandal

The School for Scandal
Title The School for Scandal PDF eBook
Author Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Publisher
Total Pages 172
Release 1823
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The School for Scandal and Other Plays

The School for Scandal and Other Plays
Title The School for Scandal and Other Plays PDF eBook
Author Richard Sheridan
Publisher Penguin UK
Total Pages 288
Release 2004-05-27
Genre Drama
ISBN 0141913282

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The three plays collected in this volume demonstrate Sheridan's unerring ability to create unrivalled comedy out of ingenious plots, witty repartee, farcical situations and flamboyant characters. And while he never overtly moralizes, Sheridan uses brilliant comedy to deflate hypocrisy and satirize the manners of his age. In The Rivals, Captain Absolute becomes his own rival for the hand of Lydia Languish - wooing her under another name, while her aunt, the verbally inept Mrs Malaprop, wishes her to marry the real Captain. School for Scandal continues the theme of imposture when Sir Oliver tests his nephews by appearing to them in disguise, and learns that reputation and the approval of society are of little value. And The Critic, featuring the pompous Puff and the arrogant Sneer, is a mocking depiction of the theatre, playwrights and, of course, critics.

The School for Scandal and Other Plays

The School for Scandal and Other Plays
Title The School for Scandal and Other Plays PDF eBook
Author Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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Richly exploited comic situations, effervescent wit, and intricate plots combine to make Sheridan's work among the best of all English comedy. This edition includes his most famous plays, The Rivals, The School for Scandal, and The Critic, as well as two lesser known musical plays, The Duenna and A Trip to Scarborough. A detailed introduction and notes on Sheridan's playhouses and critical inheritance make this an invaluable edition for study and performance alike. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The School for Scandal

The School for Scandal
Title The School for Scandal PDF eBook
Author Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Publisher Dramatists Play Service Inc
Total Pages 100
Release 2005
Genre Drama
ISBN 9780822220404

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THE STORY: Sir Peter Teazle, a middle-aged, wealthy bachelor, has recently married a pretty maid from the country. Suddenly thrust into London's high society, the young and frivolous Lady Teazle finds herself a willing member of a vicious, scandal-