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Published: 10 July 2008

448 Pages


ISBN: 9780199553884

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She Stoops to Conquer and Other Comedies

Oliver Goldsmith, Henry Fielding, David Garrick, George Colman, and John O'Keeffe
Edited by Nigel Wood

Oxford World's Classics

  • The only edition to include these four major eighteenth-century plays together, and the only widely available editions of Wild Oats and The Modern Husband.
  • The texts of two of the plays (The Modern Husband and Wild Oats) are fully collated for the first time.
  • The Introduction takes full account of the contemporary theatre world, especially in light of the Licensing Act 1737, and considers the plays' satirical targets and literary influences.
  • Notes identify allusions and specialist idioms.
  • Stage directions are reconsidered in order to improve staging, as well as scene divisions in The Modern Husband.
  • Includes glossary of colloquial and unfamiliar terms.

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