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  1. Nouur Benabbes Nouur Benabbes says:

    Read for Drama class and I actually enjoyed it


  2. Kendall Hanson Kendall Hanson says:

    If you can't enjoy the wordplay of Richard Brinsley Sheridan then you shouldn't even think of becoming a writer After all everyone should experience Mrs Malaprop at least once in their lifetime


  3. Sandhya Sandhya says:

    Eighteen century satire on London's uppercrust society that thrived on malicious gossip and character assasinations There are some extremely witty lines to be found here


  4. Jim Jim says:

    School for Scandal is brilliant I got to see it performed after I read it and I enjoyed both experiences immensely Got to love the verbal sparring


  5. John Matthew John Matthew says:

    I just read the School for Scandal parts It is a funny play and I look forward to seeing it on the stageThe Screen Scene is the key momentThe book has a good introduction to the play and provides lots of help with the language words change meaning over the centuriesThere is just a brief chronology of Sheridan's life so if you want to learn about him you must turn elsewhere However the bibliography does greatly help doing just that


  6. Mshelton50 Mshelton50 says:

    Enjoyed reading Sheridan's The Rivals Mrs Malaprop was a hoot


  7. Heather Heather says:

    35 I loved The Rivals The Critic was cute but dated and I could not get into The School for Scandal


  8. John Jr. John Jr. says:

    The Rivals A courtship comedy involving multiple lovers and a couple of disguised identities Still holds the stage in part because of the presence of Mrs Malaprop whose habit of inadvertently using soundalike words introduced a new variety of verbal humor A fine modern example of a malapropism which stuck in my mind some years ago is tuna camisole The School for Scandal A classic marriage comedy Its basic situation that of an older man who marries a young woman from the country in the hope of acuiring a wife not susceptible to the wiles of city society is akin to Molière's School for Wives The context for their wrangling involves a gaggle of gossips led by Lady Sneerwell as well as the Surface brothers one thought a wastrel and the other an exemplar of fine upstanding moral sentiment—and then there's the rich uncle who visits in disguise Have you heard of the screen scene? It's in this play and it's one of English comedy's most ingeniously plotted scenes which I won't describe in case you haven't encountered it The Critic Wikipedia labels this a satire but also a burlesue two things that are far from identical and at least one Goodreads reviewer managed to take it as a critiue of critics which misses a lot to say the least Suffice it to say that The Critic makes fun of the theater business much as a number of modern Hollywood films make fun of the film businessI read those plays in search of inspiration for a project of my own I skipped The Duenna Sheridan's libretto for a comic opera and A Trip to Scarborough his adaptation of a Restoration comedy by John Vanbrugh called The RelapseThe introduction by Michael Cordner is valuable His numerous annotations however regrettably appear as endnotes rather than footnotes; what's they may be useful for young students but will be almost totally unnecessary for anyone acuainted with the earlier stage of English language and literature in which Sheridan's work is situated


  9. John John says:

    The three plays reproduced here confirm that Sheridan's relatively brief career as a writer was not cut short by any lack of skill The Rivals is a sort of Catfish in reverse in which Romantic ideals are perforated and effectively deflated The Critic has lost none of its edge as a critiue of those who critiue demonstrating that truly there is nothing new under the sun Best of all The School For Scandal takes to task the eternal and malevolent spirit of alleged wit which has come down to our present age in the guise of the painfully un funny humor represented by Larry David Jerry Seinfeld et al If the happy endings to some of these pieces ring false to the modern reader it is most likely a function of our cynicism which discredits us not Sheridan


  10. Nicola Lloyd Nicola Lloyd says:

    This is a review purely for The School For Scandal The play is a part of the reuired reading for my English Literature course at Uni and this edition contains very helpful critical and contextual materialThe play itself is an amusing comment on society and it's obsession with surfaces to the extent in which two characters are known as the Surface brothers Standing in society becomes a game manipulated by the Middle Upper Class As the play progresses it becomes clear these individuals are slowly being beaten at their own game leaving them all with nothing but their surfacesIf you can get over the older tone of writing this is worth a read


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The School for Scandal and Other Plays [KINDLE] ❃ The School for Scandal and Other Plays Author Richard Brinsley Sheridan – Thomashillier.co.uk Richly exploited comic situations effervescent wit and intricate plots combine to make Sheridan's work among the best of all English comedy This edition includes his most famous plays The Rivals The S Richly exploited comic situations effervescent wit and for Scandal MOBI ô intricate plots combine to make Sheridan's work among the best of all English comedy This edition includes his most famous plays The Rivals The School for Scandal and The Critic as well as two lesser known musical plays The Duenna and A Trip to Scarborough A detailed introduction and notes on Sheridan's playhouses and critical inheritance make this an invaluable edition for study and performance alikeAbout the Series For The School PDF or over years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features including expert introductions by leading authorities voluminous notes to clarify the text up to date bibliographies for further study and much.

  • Paperback
  • 436 pages
  • The School for Scandal and Other Plays
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  • English
  • 09 August 2015
  • 9780199540099

About the Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Richard Brinsley Sheridan was an Irish born for Scandal MOBI ô playwright and poet and long term owner of the London Theatre Royal Drury Lane For thirty two years he was also a Whig Member of the British House of Commons for Stafford – Westminster – and Ilchester – Such was the esteem he was held in by his contemporaries when he died that he was buried at Poets' Corner in Westminste.