She Stoops To Conquer: A Comedy

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She Stoops To Conquer

By Oliver Goldsmith

A Comedy

Classic Plays

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She Stoops To Conquer; Or, The Mistakes Of A Night

A Comedy

She Stoops to Conquer is a comedy by Irish author Oliver Goldsmith that was first performed in London in 1773. The play is a ...

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Overview

She Stoops To Conquer

By Oliver Goldsmith

A Comedy

Classic Plays

Brand New Edition

She Stoops To Conquer; Or, The Mistakes Of A Night

A Comedy

She Stoops to Conquer is a comedy by Irish author Oliver Goldsmith that was first performed in London in 1773. The play is a favourite for study by English literature and theatre classes in Britain and the United States. It is one of the few plays from the 18th century to have an enduring appeal, and is still regularly performed today. It has been adapted into a film several times, including in 1914 and 1923. Initially the play was titled Mistakes of a Night, and indeed, the events within the play take place in one long night. In 1778 John O'Keeffe wrote a loose sequel, Tony Lumpkin in Town.

Wealthy countryman Mr. Hardcastle arranges for his daughter Kate to meet Charles Marlow, the son of a wealthy Londoner, hoping the pair will marry. Unfortunately Marlow is nervous around upper-class women, yet the complete opposite around lower-class females. On his first acquaintance with Kate, the latter realises she will have to pretend to be common, or Marlow will not woo her. Thus Kate stoops to conquer, by posing as a maid, hoping to put Marlow at his ease so he falls for her. "Stoops to conquer" is a phrase that was made popular by Aphra Behn in the mid 17th century in her book "The Rover." Marlow sets out for the Hardcastle's manor with a friend, George Hastings, an admirer of Miss Constance Neville, another young lady who lives with the Hardcastles. During the journey the two men become lost and stop at an alehouse, The Three Pigeons, for directions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781494318512
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 11/30/2013
  • Pages: 90
  • Sales rank: 739,656
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.19 (d)

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