|Author:||Tiffany Stern,Richard Brinsley Sheridan|
|Publisher:||Methuen Drama; 2 edition (August 28, 2009)|
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This item:The Rivals (New Mermaids) by Richard Brinsley Sheridan Paperback £. 9
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.