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The School for Scandal: A Comedy (Longmans Great Writing in English) (original 1777; edition 1966)

by R. B. Sheridan (Author), J. B. Donne (Appendixes), J. B. Donne (Notes), D. K. Swan (General Editor)

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Title:The School for Scandal: A Comedy (Longmans Great Writing in English)
Authors:R. B. Sheridan (Author)
Other authors:J. B. Donne (Appendixes), J. B. Donne (Notes), D. K. Swan (General Editor)
Info:Longmans (1966), Paperback, 182 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:drama, satire, humour, 18th-century

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The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1777)

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Cute, but the English of the 1700's is definitely different than the English we speak today! ( )
  TerriS | Jan 17, 2016 |
Review for audiobook edition. See my hardcover edition of "The Rivals & The School For Scandal" for review of the play itself.

While listening to this full cast audiobook was a nice way to revisit this Restoration comedy, I found the pace a bit too slow & didn't care for the voices of some of the characters (Sir Peter & Charles in particular). Elizabeth Klett was magnificent as usual though! ( )
  leslie.98 | Oct 17, 2015 |
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  kutheatre | Jun 7, 2015 |
Very nicely done for the times. An excellent satire of the society of both those times and the current ones. At least the gossips weren't really hypocrites -- there wasn't much two-facedness in their vitriol; they were pretty open about it. But the more hypocritical of their group did get their comeuppance. I also liked that the "failure" of the two nephews was actually considered the good one by his uncle because he was at least forthright about his shortcomings. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 24, 2014 |
For its era, I'd say this was darn good. Complete review later on at accidentallymars.wordpress.com. ( )
  mreed61 | Aug 10, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486266877, Paperback)

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

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A theater classic, often called the best comedy of manners in English, is a delightful play that brilliantly skewers the affectation and pretentiousness of aristocratic Londoners of the 1770s.

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