The Beaux' Stratagem (BOK)

George Farquhar

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It attests to Farquhar's stature as a man that he composed this warm-hearted and vibrant play while he was dying. Like The Recruiting Officer, the play is set in a provincial town and its plot is slight: Aimwell and Archer, two impecunious London gentlemen, arrive in Lichfield looking for an heiress to marry. Aimwell, posing as his elder brother, falls in love with his 'prey' Dorinda and confesses his imposture to her; his 'man-servant' Archer arouses the wistful interest of the unhappily married Mrs Sullen. The introduction to this edition discusses the play for its theatrical merits and argues that it dramatises the ills of marriage in early modern England, shown by Farquhar to be more injurious to the wife than to the husband, and calls for a reform of the divorce laws.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2005 Forfatter George Farquhar
ISBN 9780713670004
Antall sider 192 Dimensjoner 12,9cm x 19,8cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 210 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Ann Blake Emner og form Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800, Plays, playscripts, Literary studies: plays & playwrights