The School for Scandal and Other Plays

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The three plays collected in this volume demonstrate Sheridan's unerring ability to create unrivalled comedy out of ingenious plots, witty repartee, farcical situations and flamboyant characters. And while he never overtly moralizes, Sheridan uses brilliant comedy to deflate hypocrisy and satirize the manners of his age. In The Rivals, Captain Absolute becomes his own rival for the hand of Lydia Languish - wooing her under another name, while her aunt, the verbally inept Mrs Malaprop, wishes her to marry the real Captain. ...

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The School for Scandal and Other Plays
1998, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780192825674

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The School for Scandal and Other Plays
1988, Penguin Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780140432404

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