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Sir John Vanbrugh:

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ISBN-10: 1409708209

ISBN-13: 9781409708209

Edition: 2008

Authors: John Vanbrugh

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List price: $10.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Language: English

Vanbrugh was an architect as well as a playwright, and his massive style of building provoked the following mock-epitaph: "Lie heavy on him, Earth! for he/ Laid many heavy loads on thee!" Vanbrugh is best known for two comedies. In The Relapse (1696), which is a sequel to the sentimental play of Colley Cibber, Love's Last Shift, Vanbrugh questions the essential goodness of human beings, especially when presented in the form of an inveterate rake. The foppish Lord Foppington in this play is a memorable character. In The Provoked Wife (1697), Vanbrugh has fun with the serious issue of marital incompatibility. Sir John Brute, played with great success by David Garrick, is a caricature of a…