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Fiction
Author: Colin Counsell,Richard Brinsley Sheridan
ISBN: 1854590995
Subcategory: Dramas & Plays
Pages 128 pages
Publisher Nick Hern Books; New edition edition (March 1, 1995)
Language English
Category: Fiction
Rating: 4.3
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eBook The Rivals (Drama Classics) download

by Colin Counsell,Richard Brinsley Sheridan


Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Nick Hern Books, 1994 - 98 sayfa. Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Lydia Languish, a young woman from a good family, holds on to an impossible romantic ideal of love, and resolves only to marry a pauper. The allusions are consistently literary, as in her simile "as headstrong as an allegory on the banks of the Nile.

The Rivals" was Richard Brinsley Sheridan's first play and while at first it was not well received it would go. .The Rivals" satirizes the pretentiousness of English society in the late 18th century

The Rivals" was Richard Brinsley Sheridan's first play and while at first it was not well received it would go on to prove to be a great success and establish Sheridan as a major talent. The Rivals" satirizes the pretentiousness of English society in the late 18th century.

Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price. Series: Drama Classics. Imprint: Nick Hern Books. 50 £. 0You save £. 0 (20%). Tags: Classic drama (pre-1945).

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BBC Radio Drama, The Rivals, Richard Brinsley Sheridan Patricia Routledge, Classic Lit. Adapted and directed by David Timson Producer Nicolas Soames Drama on 3 BBC Radio 3, 25 September 2005 Starring Patricia Routledge, Geoffrey Palmer, Michael Maloney and Sarah Crowe. 1775: the fashionable world descends on Bath, to take the waters and embroil themselves in a little romantic intrigue in this classic English comedy. Music by Malcolm McKee : Contributors.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan; Selena Couture; Alexander Dick. Richard Brinsley Sheridan; Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and Related Literature Michael Cordner. Richard Brinsley Sheridan; T Balston. Richard Brinsley Sheridan; William Winter; Augustin Daly.

In his comic drama The Rivals Sheridan satirizes manners using humor that is pointed but never cruel. Essentially an ironic play about character, The Rivals presents a number of absurd individuals and then proceeds to ridicule their flaws and idiosyncrasies. Among its range of characters, the play introduces the infamous figure of Mrs. Malaprop, from whose humorously inappropriate word usage the term malapropism is derived.

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Brakora
My review is not on the content of the play, but on this particular edition of the play.

I know everyone has their own reading style, so this may not bother everyone. However, when I'm reading an older piece of literature, I enjoy looking at footnotes. I'm sure that some skip over them, but I do not. In this edition, however, the footnotes were there, but there were no indications in the text to let me know when to look at the footnotes. The only indication was the line number, which was written right before each footnote. This was irritating to me, and so I went through the whole play ahead of time and marked the parts where I had to look for footnotes, which was very time consuming.

I would definitely recommend reading the play, because it is very funny and there are a number of interesting literary devices going on that I won't go into here, but I would not recommend this particular edition (New Mermaids).
Kerahuginn
Bought this to read as preparation to seeing as a performance. A most enjoyable play: not really profound, but a lot of fun.
Mustard Forgotten
Such a funny play, old but delicious. Book is in great shape.
WOGY
Such a funny play! Malaprops and all :)
Foxanayn
What's not to like about The Rivals? Mrs. Malaprop is a true classic. I reread the play periodically; references naturally arise in conversation--it is perennially entertaining.
Llanonte
Ordered this book for a college english class. Shipped fast and was a great deal, why order a new book when there are used ones in great condition!
Rainshaper
If you've ever wondered what an 18th century sit-com would have been like, you have only to read The Rivals. The dialogue and clever use of language is an absolute delight.

Hilarious perfection!
Going to the play? Going to be in the play? You got to read the play.