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She Stoops to Conquer (Start Publishing) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Oliver Goldsmith (10 November 1728 - 4 April 1774) was an Irish novelist, playwright and poet, who is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), his pastoral poem The Deserted Village (1770), and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man (1768) and She Stoops to Conquer (1771, first performed in 1773). He is thought to have written the classic children's tale The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes (1765). --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
Oliver Goldsmith's comedy was a milestone: yes, it's fast and funny, almost farcical at times, a great night out, and so on, but it's also a psychological masterpiece written at the time when English society began its stately progress towards its admirable class system. Sunday Times "A bomproof comedy...Oliver Goldsmith's play is about the clash between town and country, between varying degrees of pretension." Robert Dawson Scott, The Times, 04.06.08 'Against Sean Crowley's elegant blank canvas of a set, which allows a home to be mistaken for an inn, Goldsmith's themes of class and snobbery unfold with delicious clarity. The performances are both ticklish and sophisticated - the actors step outside the action to address the audience directly - and yet played for traditional laughs and tremendous relish.' Elisabeth Mahoney, Gaurdian, 01 May 2009 --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- File Size : 430 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Print Length : 60 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 1541307577
- Publisher : Start Publishing LLC (28 December 2012)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00AWJMUAM
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,877,388 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Classic farceReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 July 2019
Needs to be read twice to get the plot, otherwise classic Brian Rix type farce - great fun. Also something of a satire on marrying for advantage rather than love. Mistaken identity, dual personality, misunderstood overheard conversation - the lot!
It's OK - no better - no worseReviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 February 2015
I know this book is usually regarded as a classic - and is sometimes studied as such - but I felt that it was, more or less, a restoration version of a 'Carry On' comedy. It's OK - no better - no worse.
Mrs Jackie Patten
Great play!Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 June 2014
This is a wonderful short play. I read it at school many years ago but couldn't remember it. It is so easy to read and amazingly it fits in to today's world very readily; probably because it deals with underlying and basic human emotions of love and greed in a family setting, with a sprinkling of misunderstanding to add to the humour. I suggested my teenage daughter reads it as it is very amusing and I thought she could relate to it.
Having been to see the play recently and thoroughly enjoyed it I found it helpful to be able to ...Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 December 2014
Free edition of Goldsmith's Classic play. Having been to see the play recently and thoroughly enjoyed it I found it helpful to be able to go to the original text.
Easy readingReviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 July 2012
This is a lovely, lively and light-hearted look at society and associated snobbery etc (predictable for its era). Easy to follow, in easy to understand English. The print is nice and clear.