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...Beware the gossips! Lady Sneerwell and her hireling Snake are certainly up to no good in this timeless send-up of hypocritical manners. Thanks to their scandal-mongering, the comely Lady Teazle must fend off the slanderous barbs that have...
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...Hywel Bennett, Alan Badel, Nigel Hawthorne and John Gielgud star in Sheridan's clever farce on the pretensions of the theatrical world. The Critic: or, a Tragedy Rehearsed is a political and literary satire, following in the vein of George...
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...Elizabeth I of England is threatened by the survival of her Catholic cousin, Mary Stuart. Wrestling with her own conscience, the Queen agonizes over Mary's fate, amidst fears for her own life. Court intrigue has never been more gripping...
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...Romantic havoc ensues in the town of Bath when Sir Anthony arrives to arrange the marriage of his son Captain Jack Absolute to the wealthy Lydia Languish. Jack and Lydia are already in love, but because of Lydia’s obsession with romantic...
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...Age recommendation: 12+ Recorded through National Theatre Live on 29th March, 2012. Hardcastle, a man of substance, looks forward to acquainting his daughter with his old pal's son, with a view to marriage. But thanks to playboy Lumpkin...
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...The School for Scandal was written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, with a prologue by the famous actor David Garrick, and was first performed in 1777.It's the story of two brothers, one apparently a model citizen, the other a dissolute...
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...In this classic comedy of manners, two young men set out to woo the alluring and upper-crust Kate and Constance. But is anybody in this rural estate ruly who they seem? Bawdy hijinks and popped pretensions are the hallmarks of this romping...

The Rivals

Edited by

Tiffany Stern

~playauthor~Written by~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan , Tiffany Stern ~playauthor~Edited by~ Tiffany Stern

Methuen Drama, 2004

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 15, Roles: Total (12), Female (4), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...The Rivals is a witty, pleasant and satirical comedy about love and foolishness. Lydia Languish, whose view on life is shaped entirely by the romantic novels she reads, has fallen in love with a penniless soldier, Ensign...

John Philip Kemble

Garrick, Kemble, Siddons, Kean Volume II : Great Shakespeareans

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2010

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...The Memory of Kemble Of all the major Shakespearean actor-managers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, John Philip Kemble may have come the closest to being completely forgotten. If for nothing else, Edmund Kean is famous...

Mary Stuart

Translated by

David Harrower

~playauthor~Written by~ Friedrich Schiller , David Harrower ~playauthor~Translated by~ David Harrower

Faber and Faber, 2006

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 50, Roles: Total (17), Female (3), Male (14), Unassigned (0)

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...One of European theatre's major plays, Schiller's masterpiece hinges on a brilliantly imagined meeting between Mary, Queen of Scots – focus of simmering Catholic dissent and her cousin Elizabeth, Queen of England, who has imprisoned her...