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by Tiffany Stern,Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Author: Tiffany Stern,Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Methuen Drama; 2 edition (August 28, 2009)
Pages: 192 pages
Category: Other
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This item:The Rivals (New Mermaids) by Richard Brinsley Sheridan Paperback £. 9. Both Sheridan and Goldsmith lamented the popularity of sentimentalcomedy in the later eighteenth century and wrote their witty andsatirical plays (though never lascivious in the manner of Restorationcomedies) to counteract the sentimental mode.

During a brief but brilliant literary career, Irish-born dramatist and statesman Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816) wrote cleverly plotted plays that revealed his nimble wit and keen eye for comic situations.

Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan (30 October 1751 – 7 July 1816) was an Irish satirist, a playwright, poet and long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. He is known for his plays such as The Rivals, The School for Scandal, The Duenna and A Trip to Scarborough. He was also a Whig MP for 32 years in the British House of Commons for Stafford (1780–1806), Westminster (1806–1807), and Ilchester (1807–1812). He is buried at Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Both Sheridan and Goldsmith lamented the popularity of sentimental comedy in the later eighteenth century and wrote their witty and satirical plays (though never lascivious in the manner of Restoration comedies) to counteract the sentimental mode.

Rivals - New Mermaids (Paperback).

by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Dr Tiffany Stern.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (October 30, 1751 – July 7, 1816) was an Irish playwright and Whig statesman

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (October 30, 1751 – July 7, 1816) was an Irish playwright and Whig statesman. His most famous plays, including The Rivals, The School for Scandal, and The Critic were popular throughout the eighteenth century and remain so today. They were known for their ingenious comedy which borrowed and amalgamated many devices from the English Restoration. In conjunction with Halhed he wrote a farce entitled Jupiter, which was refused by both Garrick and Foote and remained in M. but is of interest as containing the same device of a rehearsal which was afterwards worked out with such brilliant effect in The Critic.

Both Sheridan and Goldsmith lamented the popularity of sentimental comedy in the later eighteenth century and wrote their witty and satirical plays (though never lascivious in the manner of Restoration comedies) to counteract the sentimental mode. The Rivals (1775) was a qualified success: the suave young officer who is 'forced' by his father to marry the very girl to whom he is secretly engaged must always please; but first audiences were as uncertain as later critics about how to evaluate his neurotic friend Faulkland, who invents a series of caveats for his marriage to the earnest Julia. A country squire who becomes alarmingly foppish in town, an impetuous Irishman and the linguistically challenged Mrs Malaprop complete the cast. This edition includes the original preface and several prologues; in an appendix it lists all the fashionable books and songs to which the characters allude.