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Beaux' Stratagem

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ISBN-10: 1854591541

ISBN-13: 9781854591548

Edition: N/A

Authors: George Farquhar, Simon Trussler

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On of the best-known and one of the most-revived Restoration comedies.
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Book details

List price: $10.95
Publisher: Nick Hern Books, Limited
Publication date: 3/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.40" long x 0.35" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

George Farquhar was Irish by birth. He studied at Trinity College in Dublin but left without earning a degree to become an actor. Later he wrote for the theater. He is most remembered for bringing to English comedy a fresh good humor and an emphasis on country settings. One of his plays, The Recruiting Officer (1706), which Bertolt Brecht rewrote, is a lively takeoff on the author's own military experiences. His best-known play, The Beaux' Stratagem (1707), engages the marriage debate and the difficulty of divorce, drawing on divorce tracts of John Milton. It is a lively, very natural comedy of sensibility. Farquhar wrote Discourse upon Comedy in a Letter to a Friend, in which he defended…