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Sheridan, Richard Brinsley 1751-1816

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Works: 2,876 works in 9,437 publications in 14 languages and 96,830 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedies of manners  Biography  Comedy plays  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Acting editions  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Librettist, Lyricist, Attributed name, Other, Illustrator, Dedicatee, Recipient, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Former owner
Classifications: PR3682, 822.6
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The School for scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( Book )

505 editions published between 1777 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 4,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theater classic, often called the best comedy of manners in English, is a delightful play that brilliantly skewers the affectation and pretentiousness of aristocratic Londoners of the 1770s
The rivals by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( Book )

424 editions published between 1071 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 3,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immensely popular comedy of manners featuring such memorable characters as the lovely Lydia Languish, her suitor, Capt. Jack Absolute; and Lydia's aunt -- Mrs. Malaprop, cleverly revolves around false identities, romantic entanglements, and parental disapproval
The school for scandal : a comedy by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( )

151 editions published between 1777 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The School for Scandal is a comedy of manners written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. It was first performed in London at Drury Lane Theatre on May 18, 1777. With principal themes of "the deceptive nature of appearances, the fickleness of reputation, [and] the often disreputable guises behind which goodness and honesty can conceal itself," it has been noted that "The play remains to this day a crowd-pleaser and one of the standard repertory pieces in our dramatic literature.". [Adapted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_School_for_Scandal]
Pizarro : a tragedy, in five acts ; as performed at the Theatre Royal in Drury-Lane: taken from the German drama of Kotzebue ; and adapted to the English stage, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan by August von Kotzebue( )

153 editions published between 1799 and 1807 in English and held by 2,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs, duets, trios, &c. in The duenna : or, the double elopement. As performed at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden. Written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Esq by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( )

96 editions published between 1776 and 1789 in English and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The school for scandal : a comedy : as it is performed at the Theatre-Royal in Crowe-Street by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( )

116 editions published between 1781 and 2018 in English and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rivals ; The duenna ; A trip to Scarborough ; The school for scandal ; The critic by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The three plays collected in this volume demonstrate Sheridan's unerring ability to create ingenious plots, witty repartee, farcical situations and flamboyant characters. And while he never overtly moralizes, Sheridan uses brilliant comedy to deflate hypocrisy and satirize the manners of his age. In The Rivals, Captain Absolute becomes his own rival for the hand of Lydia Languish - wooing her under another name, while her aunt, the verbally inept Mrs Malaprop, wishes her to marry the real Captain. The Critic, featuring the pompous Puff and the arrogant Sneer, is a mocking depiction of the theatre, playwrights and, of course, critics. And The School for Scandal continues the theme of imposture when Sir Oliver Surface tests his nephews by appearing before them in disguise, and learns that reputation and the approval of society are of little value." "In his introduction, Eric S. Rump places the plays in their historical and dramatic context and examines their enduring popularity. This edition also includes notes and an appendix entitled 'Lydia's Books'."--Jacket
The critic : or a tragedy rehearsed a dramatic piece in three acts as it is performed at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane by, Richard Brinsley Sheridan Esqr by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( )

61 editions published between 1781 and 1795 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs, duets, trios, &c. in The duenna : or, the double elopement. As performed at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( )

62 editions published between 1775 and 1783 in English and Undetermined and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pizarro : a tragedy by August von Kotzebue( )

35 editions published between 1799 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Brinsley Sheridan's last play, an adaptation of August Von Kotzebue's Die Spanier set in Peru and first performed in 1799, was one of the most popular of the entire century. Set during the Spanish Conquest of Peru, Pizarro dramatized English fears of invasion by Revolutionary France, but it is also surprisingly and critically engaged with Britain's colonial exploits abroad. Pizarro is a play of firsts: the first use of music alongside action, the first collapsing set, the first production to inspire such celebratory ephemera as cartoons, portraits, postcards, even porcelain collector plates. Pizarro marks the end of eighteenth-century drama and the birth of a new theatrical culture. This edition features a comprehensive introduction and extensive appendices documenting the play's first successful performances and global influence. It will appeal to students and scholars of Romantic literature, theatre history, post-colonialism, and Indigenous studies."--
The rivals, a comedy : As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( )

55 editions published between 1775 and 1973 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of Richard Brinsley Sheridan by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( Book )

45 editions published between 1881 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The school for scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( Recording )

82 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satire of 18th century London society where the appearance of virtue was more important than its possession
The critic by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( Book )

122 editions published between 1779 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Critic: or, a Tragedy Rehearsed' is a political and literary satire, following in the vein of George Villiers' 'The Rehearsal' (1671), which takes jovial aim at the vanities of authors and politicians and at the foibles of the theatre itself. It was first performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (which Sheridan owned and managed) in 1779. The play is Sheridan's response to the threat of a Franco-Spanish invasion in the summer of 1779
The rivals : a comedy by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( Book )

117 editions published between 1775 and 2016 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy of manners revolving around false identities, romantic entanglements, and parental disapproval
The dramatic works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A letter to the most insolent man alive by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( )

31 editions published between 1789 and 2018 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verses to the memory of Garrick : spoken as a monody, at the Theatre Royal in Drury-Lane by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( )

31 editions published between 1779 and 1809 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Copybook exercise in penmanship
The duenna : a comic opera in three acts by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( Book )

56 editions published between 1775 and 1981 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The school for scandal, a comedy, as it is performed at the Theatre-Royal in Crow Street by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( )

32 editions published between 1782 and 1788 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ричард Бринсли Шеридан англо-ирландский писатель и политик-либерал

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