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The Recruiting Officer

Edited by

Tiffany Stern

~playauthor~Written by~ George Farquhar , Tiffany Stern ~playauthor~Edited by~ Tiffany Stern

Methuen Drama, 2011

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 18, Roles: Total (18), Female (4), Male (14), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...Farquhar’s warm-hearted comedy combines satire and bonhomie to depict the army’s exploitation of sex, money, law and class in a provincial town. The dashing Captain Plume, a recruiting officer for the Grenadiers, and his...

The Relapse

Written by

John Vanbrugh

and

Bernard Harris

Edited by

Bernard Harris

~playauthor~Written by~ John Vanbrugh , Bernard Harris ~playauthor~Edited by~ Bernard Harris

Methuen Drama, 1987

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 23, Roles: Total (13), Female (4), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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...Vanbrugh’s vivacious study of characters is an ironic sequel to Colley Cibber’s Love’s Last Shift and contains many of the same characters and themes. While in Cibber’s play the hedonistic rake, Loveless, ultimately...

Double Falsehood or the Distressed Lovers (Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Edited by

Brean Hammond

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , Brean Hammond ~playauthor~Edited by~ Brean Hammond

The Arden Shakespeare, 2010

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 16, Roles: Total (18), Female (3), Male (15), Unassigned (0)

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...Double Falsehood, or The Distressed Lovers has long been the subject of scholarly and theatrical doubt. In 1728, Lewis Theobald, Shakespeare editor and struggling man of letters, published the play, claiming it to be his revision of a work...

The Rover

Written by

Aphra Behn

~playauthor~Written by~ Aphra Behn

Aurora Metro Books, 2009

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 18, Roles: Total (17), Female (7), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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...The Rover, alternatively known as 'The Banish't Cavaliers', is the most frequently read and performed of Aphra Behn's plays (Burke, 118). First performed by the Duke's Company at the Dorset Garden Theatre in 1677, the play was initially...

The Country Wife

Edited by

James Ogden

~playauthor~Written by~ William Wycherley , James Ogden ~playauthor~Edited by~ James Ogden

Methuen Drama, 2003

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 14, Roles: Total (15), Female (7), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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...A satirical comedy focused on the vices and hypocrisies of Restoration London, The Country Wife has been admired as a farce, condemned as immoral or frivolous, and praised as a sharp and sophisticated drama. Wycherley...

Gabriel

Written by

Samuel Adamson

~playauthor~Written by~ Samuel Adamson

Faber and Faber, 2013

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 18, Roles: Total (56), Female (8), Male (48), Unassigned (0)

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...This is noisily Protestant England - the England of William and Mary's Glorious Revolution at the end of a century of civil strife. This is London in the 1690s, the monster city tamed into awe by our only Orpheus: Henry Purcell...

Love For Love

Edited by

Malcolm Kelsall

~playauthor~Written by~ William Congreve , Malcolm Kelsall ~playauthor~Edited by~ Malcolm Kelsall

Methuen Drama, 1999

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 3, Roles: Total (15), Female (6), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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...Love for Love is an acute and comical examination of gender identity, dissecting humours and affectations with the wit, energy and complexity of a farce of manners. Mrs Foresight, who is married to an impotent...

The Beaux' Stratagem

Written by

George Farquhar

and

Ann Blake

Edited by

Ann Blake

~playauthor~Written by~ George Farquhar , Ann Blake ~playauthor~Edited by~ Ann Blake

Methuen Drama, 2005

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 13, Roles: Total (16), Female (5), Male (11), Unassigned (0)

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...The Beaux’ Stratagem (1707) is George Farquhar’s last play: it premiered a month and a half before his untimely death aged 30, at the Queen’s Theatre in Haymarket, a new venue built by dramatist and architect John Vanbrugh on the Western...