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Plays by Samuel Foote and Arthur Murphy : The Minor, The Nabob, The Citizen, Three Weeks After Marriage, Know Your Own Mind - George Taylor

Plays by Samuel Foote and Arthur Murphy

The Minor, The Nabob, The Citizen, Three Weeks After Marriage, Know Your Own Mind

By: George Taylor (Editor)

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Published: 28th May 1984
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For this volume George Taylor has edited five plays by two largely forgotten eighteenth-century playwrights, Samuel Foote and Arthur Murphy. The plays are The Minor and The Nabob by Foote and The Citizen, Three Weeks after Marriage and Know Your Own Mind by Murphy. All, apart from the last, are two- or three-act farces, the main popular fare of the eighteenth-century theatre. They are still eminently playable today, each exploring a different aspect of London society. Both playwrights have an acute ear for amusing and socially revealing dialogue, with a deft sense of situation comedy. Foote was an important theatre manager who established the success of the Haymarket Theatre by his particular brand of satire and mimicry. Had Murphy been more assiduous in his theatrical career and maintained good relations with David Garrick, his reputation as a dramatist might now have ranked him alongside Goldsmith and Sheridan.

The Minor
The Nabob
The Citizen
Three Weeks After Marriage
Know Your Own Mind
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ISBN: 9780521284677
ISBN-10: 0521284678
Series: British and American Playwrights 15 Volume Paperback Set
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 28th May 1984
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.37