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Recruiting Officer (New Mermaids)

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This completely new edition of The Recruiting Officer contains a freshly-edited play text, with new annotations, in modern spelling. Tiffany Stern's comprehensive and engaging introduction discusses the author's career and gives a history of the play including its staging, critical interpretation, date and sources, putting it its context of the late Restoration and illuminating its theatrical vivacity.

Farquhar's The Recruiting Officer is set in Shrewsbury in 1704 and describes what happens in a country town when the army come to stay. With cross-dressing and confusion in plenty, this is a comedy exploring the timeless themes of love and war. One of Farquhar's last two plays, The Recruiting Officer is both entertaining and touching. It has a light, humane touch and its original depiction of a real-life provincial town comically explores the impact that ongoing warfare had on its civilian society.

About the Author

Editor Tiffany Stern is a Professor of Early Modern Drama at Oxford University. She is a General Editor of the New Mermaid Series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780713673791
Author:
Farquhar, George
Publisher:
Methuen Publishing
Author:
Stern, Tiffany
Subject:
British & Irish
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.2 x 0.7 in

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