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Synopsis:

The play is set in Bath in the 18th century, a town legendary for conspicuous consumption and fashion at the time. Wealthy, fashionable people went there to take the waters, which were believed to have healing properties. Bath was much less exclusive than London, and provides an ideal setting for the characters. The plot centres around the two young lovers, Lydia and Jack. Lydia, who reads a lot of popular novels of the time, wants a purely romantic love affair. To court her, Jack pretends to be Ensign Beverley, a poor officer. Lydia is enthralled with the idea of eloping with a poor soldier in spite of her guardian, Mrs. Malaprop, a moralistic widow. Mrs. Malaprop is the chief comic figure of the play, thanks to her continual misuse of words that sound like the words she intends but mean something completely different.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781595474537
Publisher:
NuVision Publications
Subject:
General
Author:
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Theater - Playwriting
Subject:
World History-General
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
104
Dimensions:
5.98x9.01x.24 in. .36 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » British and Irish Anthologies
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Playwriting
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Women and Ethnic
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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Product details 104 pages Nuvision Publications - English 9781595474537 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The play is set in Bath in the 18th century, a town legendary for conspicuous consumption and fashion at the time. Wealthy, fashionable people went there to take the waters, which were believed to have healing properties. Bath was much less exclusive than London, and provides an ideal setting for the characters. The plot centres around the two young lovers, Lydia and Jack. Lydia, who reads a lot of popular novels of the time, wants a purely romantic love affair. To court her, Jack pretends to be Ensign Beverley, a poor officer. Lydia is enthralled with the idea of eloping with a poor soldier in spite of her guardian, Mrs. Malaprop, a moralistic widow. Mrs. Malaprop is the chief comic figure of the play, thanks to her continual misuse of words that sound like the words she intends but mean something completely different.
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