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The School for Scandal and Other Plays : World's Classics - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The School for Scandal and Other Plays

World's Classics

Paperback Published: 12th June 2008
ISBN: 9780199540099
Number Of Pages: 496

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Richly exploited comic situations, effervescent wit, and intricate plots combine to make Sheridan's work among the best of of all English comedy. The School for Scandal (1777) is his masterpiece, a brilliantly crafted comedy of contrasts in which brothers Joseph and Charles Surface contend for Maria, with hilariously differing intentions and results. Also a work of acute comic irony, The Rivals satirizes the romantic posturing of Lydia Languish while her disguised suitor Captain Absolute's resourceful contrivances advance an ever inventive and skilfully wrought plot. Included in this edition are the opera play The Duenna and the rarely printed musical play A Trip to Scarborough, adapted from Vanbrugh's The Relapse. Sheridan's last play, The Critic, is an exuberant parody of the modish tragic drama of the day. Lampooning Sir Fretful Plagiary's absurdly bombastic historical drama during its confused stages of production, its satire never fails to delight.

The texts of the plays have been newly edited by the General Editor of the Oxford World's Classics English Drama series. A fine introduction and notes on Sheridan's playhouses and critical inheritance make this an invaluable edition for study and performance alike.

ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Rivals; The Duenna; A Trip to Scarborough; The School For Scandal; The Critic.

ISBN: 9780199540099
ISBN-10: 0199540098
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 12th June 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 13.34  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.35

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