The Rivals

Cast: 4f 8m

Staging: Flexible staging

Royalty Free: You do not need to apply for rights to perform this play.

Series: Drama Classics
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781854590992Publication Date:
21 Apr 1994
Size: 160mm x 105mm£4.50 £3.60You save £0.90 (20%)
First Staged:
1775

The Rivals

By Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Paperback £4.50£3.60

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One of the best-known eighteenth-century comedies of manners, Sheridan's first play, and still his most popular.

Lydia Languish, a young woman from a good family, holds to an impossible romantic ideal of love, and resolves only to marry a pauper. So Jack Absolute pretends to be a poor soldier in order to win her hand. Meanwhile, Jack's father is attempting to procure the match through the proper channel of Lydia's guardian, and Jack becomes a rival to himself, before he is finally challenged to duels by rival suitors in both his identities...

Richard Brinsley Sheridan's play The Rivals was first performed at Covent Garden Theatre, London, in 1775.

This edition of the play, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series, is edited and introduced by Colin Counsell.

Set Text: The Rivals is a set text for AQA GCSE English Language and Literature and EdExcel A/AS-Level English Literature.

Cast: 4f 8m

Staging:Flexible staging

Royalty Free: You do not need to apply for rights to perform this play.

Series: Drama Classics
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781854590992Publication Date:
21 Apr 1994
Size: 160mm x 105mm£4.50 £3.60You save £0.90 (20%)

Also by Richard Brinsley Sheridan:

The School for Scandal

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