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Richard Brinsley Sheridan - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, dramatist and author of The School For Scandal; British Literature / English Literature and drama
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
(1751 - 1816)

 
Category:  Irish Literature
 
Born:  October 29, 1751
Dublin, Ireland
 
Died:  July 7, 1816
London, England
 
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Fanny Burney, James Boswell, Lord Byron, Samuel Johnson, William Congreve
 
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Richard Brinsley Sheridan - LIFE STORIES
 
 
1/17/1775     Mrs. Malaprop & Mrs. Slipslop
On this day in 1775 Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The Rivals premiered. Sheridan was just twenty-three years old, this was his first play, and his Mrs. Malaprop may have borrowed from Henry Fielding's Mrs. Slipslop, but the stage and the language got one of its most enjoyable and enduring creations -- not to mention "a nice derangement of epitaphs."
2/24/1809     Drury Lane, Sheridan Go Out
On this day in 1809 London's Drury Lane Theatre burned down; when those watching the spectacle from a nearby pub with theater owner-parliamentarian Richard Brinsley Sheridan remarked on his composure, he famously responded, "A man may surely take a glass of wine by his own fireside." One-liners aside, Sheridan was most famous in his later years for a five-hour parliamentary speech which brought both sides of the House down.
5/8/1777     Richard Sheridan's School for Scandal
In The School for Scandal Sheridan aimed to lampoon the general hypocrisy of the time, and portray his Joseph Surface and Lady Sneerwell as types. That a contemporary politician saw himself specifically targeted, and demanded that the play be cancelled, is another way of saying that Sheridan's masterpiece has been popular for well over two centuries, and will likely remain so.
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
The School for Scandal and Other Plays
by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Michael Cordner (Editor)
anthology, drama
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
A Traitor's Kiss: The Life of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, 1751-1816
by Fintan O'Toole
biography
 
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Online Books Page
Find the electronic texts of The Duenna: A Comic Opera, The Rivals, The School for Scandal, St. Patrick's Day: or, The Scheming Lieutenant, and A Trip to Scarborough; The Critic.
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