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Plays by A. W. Pinero : The Schoolmistress, The Second Mrs Tanqueray, Trelawny of the 'Wells', The Thunderbolt - George Rowell

Plays by A. W. Pinero

The Schoolmistress, The Second Mrs Tanqueray, Trelawny of the 'Wells', The Thunderbolt

By: George Rowell (Editor)

Paperback Published: 16th June 1986
ISBN: 9780521284400
Number Of Pages: 304

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This volume contains four plays by the leading late Victorian and Edwardian playwright Arthur Wing Pinero (1855-1934). It provides a representative sample of the work of a writer who far outshone his rivals (including both Wilde and Shaw) in his own day, and inspired such successors as Somerset Maugham and Terence Rattigan in the genre of the "wellmade play," and Ben Travers in the writing of farce. The plays are The Schoolmistress (1866), one of the famous Court farces; The Second Mrs Tanqueray (1893), the best known of all the plays about "a woman with a past"; Trelawny of the 'Wells' (1898), a much-loved backstage romance; and The Thunderbolt (1908), a pioneering social drama. Two of the plays (The Schoolmistress and The Thunderbolt), are not available in print elsewhere. This scholarly edition includes an introduction, a biographical account, a full list of Pinero"s plays in performance and publication, and several important appendixes, including an alternative ending to The Schoolmistress and significant variants in the text of The Second Mrs Tanqueray.

The Schoolmistress
The Second Mrs Tanqueray
Trelawny of the 'Wells'
The Thunderbolt
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ISBN: 9780521284400
ISBN-10: 0521284406
Series: British and American Playwrights, 1750-1920
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 16th June 1986
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.45