Arthur Wing Pinero

The Amazons: A Farcical Romance


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This 1895 farce inspired by the outlandish idea of women wearing pants, centers around the predicament of the three daughters of the eccentr…

The Magistrate


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The success of “The Magistrate” was immediate, and the Court Theatre was crowded night after night for more than a year, the play being pres…

The Schoolmistress


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The second of Pinero's farces, following the wildly successful The Magistrate, and likewise a hit. The Schoolmistress has a secret: "Th…

Dandy Dick


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“Dandy Dick” was the third of the farces which Mr. Pinero wrote for the old Court Theatre—a series of plays which, besides giving playgoers …

The Second Mrs. Tanqueray


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Aubrey Tanqueray marries a woman with a past which he believes will not matter in society. "I know you think me a fool, Cayley—you need…