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The School for Scandal (1777)

by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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This is an updated edition of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's play, The School for Scandal. It also contains an article written by Dr. David Crane on the original staging, arguing that knowledge of staging and performance requirements is important to an understanding of the play.
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too maddening to be entertaining, at least to me. ( )
  J.Flux | Aug 13, 2022 |
In Jane Austen's Mansfield Park's this is on the list of of potential plays to perform.

Witty, full of backhanded complements, polite insults. It made me laugh. ( )
  nx74defiant | Feb 8, 2022 |
The full-cast recording of this classic play sees a small circle of the uppercrust encountering the perils of scandal-mongering when some of their members become the subject of gossip. There's false identities, several rounds of hiding in the same room, and plenty of misunderstanding with an ultimately happy resolution. I could have sworn I read this in a course on Restoration drama during undergrad but the post play interview with the director notes that this play isn't technically part of the Restoration so it's possible I haven't read this one before after all. An enjoyable way to spend a few hours. ( )
  MickyFine | Jun 23, 2020 |
Hilarious play of snotty gossips and how they get their comeuppance. ( )
  LindaLeeJacobs | Feb 15, 2020 |
This famous play satirises upper class morality in mid Georgian society (it was first performed at Drury Lane theatre in 1777). The first two acts or so are very funny, with the characters' attitudes towards, and breathless accounts of, scandals affecting one of their number, or numerous outsiders. I found much of the rest of it lacking that sparkle, though, and the characters, both male and female are more or less indistinguishable in terms of their ways of speaking or characteristics. ( )
  john257hopper | Jun 25, 2019 |
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