George Farquhar

George Farquhar (1677-1707) was an Irish dramatist noted for his contributions to late Restoration comedy, particularly for his plays The Recruiting Officer and The Beaux Stratagem.

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The Beaux Stratagem

George Farquhar's immortal comedy about two young gentlemen with a misguided plan to get enrich themselves at the expense of a series of young heiresses.

The Recruiting Officer

A classic Restoration-era comedy about the sexual exploits of two officers, the womanising Plume and the cowardly Brazen, as they go about their task of recruiting soldiers in the town of Shrewsbury.