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"The Recruiting Officer By George Farquhar

"The Recruiting Officer by George Farquhar

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This collection of Farquhar's most regularly staged plays, complete with scholarly introduction and notes, discloses the brutal, witty and vigorously comic world in which he lived. The plays challenge preconceptions about class, marriage and the sexual politics of the early 18th century.

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"The Recruiting Officer by George Farquhar

George Farquhar (1678-1707) wrote some of the most actable and exhilarating comedies in English. He recorded with great frankness the brutality and the disorder of his age as well as its wit and vivacity. In his tragically short life he had wide social experience, moving between Irish country gentry, the theatre, and the army, which enabled him to depict convincingly the lives of the poor, frequently tricked and coerced into army life. He veered between cynical acceptance of current sexual politics and a remarkably understanding view of his women characters. Under the General Editorship of Michael Cordner of the University of York, the texts of the plays have been newly edited and are presented with modernized spelling and punctuation. They are based on first editions, but later textual changes are also included to reflect the fluid opportunism with which Farquhar handled comic conventions. In addition there is a scholarly introduction and detailed annotation, which bring into focus the many challenges which Farquhar posed to society. This book is intended for students of drama and literature of eighteenth century.

Table of Contents

"The Constant Couple"; "The Twin Rivals"; "The Recruiting Officer"; "The Beaux's Stratagem".

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"The Recruiting Officer by George Farquhar
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Oxford University Press
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