George Farquhar

The Beaux Stratagem


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Two gentlemen of broken fortune, disguised as master and servant, and thinking that a good dowry split both ways would solve their problems;…

Love and a Bottle


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This play was produced in 1698 at Drury Lane Theatre. From the bustle of its plot, the variety of its incidents, and the sustained humour of…

The Recruiting Officer


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The author was himself a recruiting officer, and possibly gathered all the materials for this play on the very spot where he has placed his …

The Constant Couple


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George Farquhar, the author of this comedy, was the son of a clergyman in the north of Ireland. He was born in the year 1678, discovered an …

The Inconstant


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Subtitled "The Way to Win Him:, this play is placed in Paris - a change from many others of Farquhar's plays which used English setting…

The Twin-Rivals


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"This comedy was produced at Drury Lane on December 14, 1702. It is the most accurate of all Farquhar's productions. The plot, though i…

Sir Harry Wildair


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This sequel to the Jubilee [The Constant Couple, or A Trip to the Jubilee] appeared at Drury Lane in 1701, and was almost as popular as its …