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Plays by Samuel Foote and Arthur Murphy

Plays by Samuel Foote and Arthur Murphy
The Minor, The Nabob, The Citizen, Three Weeks After Marriage, Know Your Own Mind

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  • Date Published: May 1984
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521284677

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  • For this volume George Taylor has edited five plays by two largely forgotten eighteenth-century playwrights, Samuel Foote and Arthur Murphy. The plays are The Minor and The Nabob by Foote and The Citizen, Three Weeks after Marriage and Know Your Own Mind by Murphy. All, apart from the last, are two- or three-act farces, the main popular fare of the eighteenth-century theatre. They are still eminently playable today, each exploring a different aspect of London society. Both playwrights have an acute ear for amusing and socially revealing dialogue, with a deft sense of situation comedy. Foote was an important theatre manager who established the success of the Haymarket Theatre by his particular brand of satire and mimicry. Had Murphy been more assiduous in his theatrical career and maintained good relations with David Garrick, his reputation as a dramatist might now have ranked him alongside Goldsmith and Sheridan.

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    • Date Published: May 1984
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521284677
    • length: 248 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.37kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    The Minor
    The Nabob
    The Citizen
    Three Weeks After Marriage
    Know Your Own Mind.

  • Editor

    George Taylor

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