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She Stoops to Conquer

Written by

Oliver Goldsmith


James Ogden

Edited by

James Ogden

~playauthor~Written by~ Oliver Goldsmith , James Ogden ~playauthor~Edited by~ James Ogden

Methuen Drama, 2003

New Mermaids


Acts: 5, Scenes: 8, Roles: Total (10), Female (4), Male (6), Unassigned (0)


... have made way for a pleasingly neat happy ending. Goldsmith’s play was first performed in 1773 at the Covent Garden theatre, London, and its well-meaning comic exuberance has made it a favourite on the stage from Goldsmith’s day to ours....
... comedies of the English language, Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer offers a celebration of chaos, courtship and the dysfunctional family. CAST Bet Bouncer: Amy Booth-SteelBridget: Sarah MoyleConstance Neville:...
...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...

Fathers and daughters in drama 1585–1620

Oliver Ford Davies

Oliver Ford Davies is an actor and Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is well known for his roles in Hamlet, King Lear and the history cycle, and has played many of Shakespeare's fathers over his distinguished career. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare’s Fathers and Daughters

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017



... Chapman, Jonson and Marston, Eastward Ho (1605). Touchstone, a goldsmith, reluctantly agrees to his daughter Gertrude’s marrying Sir Petronel Flash, though the father knows she is ‘of a proud ambition and a nice wantonness’, as she brags ‘though...