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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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...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...

The School for Scandal

Edited by

Ann Blake

~playauthor~Written by~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan , Ann Blake ~playauthor~Edited by~ Ann Blake

Methuen Drama, 2004

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Acts: 5, Scenes: 15, Roles: Total (17), Female (5), Male (12), Unassigned (0)

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...Sheridan’s play mixes comic situations and tender feeling with brilliant repartee and a sharp satirical edge, in a smart, witty play about the pleasures and perils of scandal. Lady Sneerwell, experienced scandal-monger...
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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...

The Critic

Edited by

David Crane

~playauthor~Written by~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan , David Crane ~playauthor~Edited by~ David Crane

Methuen Drama, 1989

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Acts: 3, Scenes: 6, Roles: Total (26), Female (7), Male (19), Unassigned (0)

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...The Critic: or, a Tragedy Rehearsed is a political and literary satire, following in the vein of George Villiers’ The Rehearsal (1671), which takes jovial aim at the vanities of authors and politicians and at the foibles of the theatre...

The Rivals

Edited by

Tiffany Stern

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

Methuen Drama, 2004

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

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...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...
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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...