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Trelawny of the Wells A Comedietta in Four Acts (1899)

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ISBN-10: 054866868X

ISBN-13: 9780548668689

Edition: N/A

Authors: Arthur Wing Pinero

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.56" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Arthur Wing Pinero, a former actor, remained a shrewd judge of theatrical taste. After a period of writing comedies and farces (Dandy Dick, in 1887, among the best), in the 1890s Pinero fastened on London's newly aroused interest in social-problem plays. But, instead of following the difficult example of Ibsen whose plays were just then beginning to be produced in English translations, Pinero turned to the French playwrights of an earlier generation. The demimondaine of Guillaume Augier and Alexandre Dumas became, in plays like The Second Mrs. Tanqueray (1893), the "woman with a past." The inevitable (and inevitably effective) theatrical business of recognition and confession led to acts of…