The School for Scandal

The School for Scandal

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by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
     
 

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Often called the best comedy of manners in English, and one of the most produced of all theatre classics, this delightful play brilliantly displays Sheridan's mastery of the mechanics of stage comedy, his flair for witty dialogue, and his obvious delight in skewering the affectation and pretentiousness of aristocratic Londoners of the 1770s. Publisher's Note.  See more details below

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Often called the best comedy of manners in English, and one of the most produced of all theatre classics, this delightful play brilliantly displays Sheridan's mastery of the mechanics of stage comedy, his flair for witty dialogue, and his obvious delight in skewering the affectation and pretentiousness of aristocratic Londoners of the 1770s. Publisher's Note.

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“The quintessential creation about people blabbering about people. Here is sham, snobbery and betrayal in full regalia. Yet it is suffused with true elegance. Even sentiment peers through. Language glitters and characters effervesce.” —The New York Times
The New York Times

The quintessential creation about people blabbering about people. Here is sham, snobbery and betrayal in full regalia. Yet it is suffused with true elegance. Even sentiment peers through. Language glitters and characters effervesce.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812001556
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/1977
Series:
Crofts Classics Series
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
4.29(w) x 7.28(h) x 0.42(d)

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Ann Blake is Honorary Fellow at the School of Communication, Arts and Critical Enquiry, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia

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The School for Scandal 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Quinson More than 1 year ago
Love the play, and the voices and actors made it even more memorable. Great satire and comedy of manner. If you haven't read the play, or want to read it again, buy the MP3 Book and enjoy! Made it 200% more enjoyable.