The Recruiting Officer
Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price
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.
George Farquhar's play The Recruiting Officer was first staged at Drury Lane in 1706. It was an immediate hit and went on to become one of the most frequently performed plays of the 18th century.
This edition in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series is edited and introduced by Simon Trussler.
Set Text: The Recruiting Officer is a set text for EdExcel Drama GCSE, English Language and Literatue A/AS-Level, and English Literature A/AS-Level; and WJEC Drama Drama & Theatre Studies A/AS-Level.
20 Mar 1997Size: 160mm x 105mm
20 Nov 2014
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