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School for Scandal and Other Plays

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ISBN-10: 014043240X

ISBN-13: 9780140432404

Edition: 2004

Authors: Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Eric S. Rump, Eric S. Rump

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List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/7/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.04" wide x 7.80" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 0.484

The son of Thomas Sheridan, the Irish actor and theater manager, Richard Brinsley Sheridan began writing plays as a youngster in Bath. He went on to become one of the most successful playwrights of the later eighteenth century, manager of the Drury Lane Theater, and also a politician and orator of some note in the House of Commons. Along with his friends David Garrick (seeVol. 3) and Oliver Goldsmith, Sheridan was a member of the Literary Club of Samuel Johnson, having been proposed for membership by Johnson himself. Like Goldsmith, Sheridan also attacks "The Sentimental Muse" of weeping comedy. In his best-known play, The School for Scandal (1777), Sheridan revives the Restoration comedy…    

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