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Publisher Comments:

The intrigues of such aptly named characters as Lady Sneerwell, Sir Joseph Surface, Lady Candour, and Sir Benjamin Backbite have amused theater audiences for more than two centuries. They are the invention of the Irish-born playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan, and they unfold, collide, and backfire hilariously in his masterpiece, The School for Scandal, a play still considered by many  the best comedy of manners in English.

It is a comedy with two plots, one involving Sir Oliver Surface's attempts to discover the worthier of his two nephews, and the other unleashing Lady Sneerwell's strategies to ensnare both nephews and the hapless Lady Teazle in her designs. Both plots converge brilliantly in the screen scene — one of the most famous in all of theater.

The School for Scandal reveals not only Sheridan's mastery of the mechanics of stage comedy, but also his flair for witty dialogue and obvious delight in skewering the affectation and pretentiousness of aristocratic Londoners of the 1770s. Its evergreen appeal makes it one of the most produced of all theater classics today, and one of the most delightful to read.

Synopsis:

A theater classic, often called the best comedy of manners in English, is a delightful play that brilliantly skewers the affectation and pretentiousness of aristocratic Londoners of the 1770s.

Synopsis:

The best comedy of manners in English, this delightful play brilliantly skewers the affectation and pretentiousness of aristocratic Londoners of the 1770s.

Synopsis:

A theater classic, often called the best comedy of manners in English, is a delightful play that brilliantly skewers the affectation and pretentiousness of aristocratic Londoners of the 1770s.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486266879
Author:
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Europe - Ireland
Subject:
British and irish drama (dramatic works by on
Subject:
Comedies
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Subject:
British & Irish
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
no. 18
Publication Date:
19910131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.19 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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A theater classic, often called the best comedy of manners in English, is a delightful play that brilliantly skewers the affectation and pretentiousness of aristocratic Londoners of the 1770s.

"Synopsis" by , The best comedy of manners in English, this delightful play brilliantly skewers the affectation and pretentiousness of aristocratic Londoners of the 1770s.

"Synopsis" by ,
A theater classic, often called the best comedy of manners in English, is a delightful play that brilliantly skewers the affectation and pretentiousness of aristocratic Londoners of the 1770s.

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