The School for Scandal is a play, a comedy, written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan . It was first performed in London at Drury Lane Theatre on 8 May La escuela del escándalo [Richard Brinsley Sheridan] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Buenos Aires. 18 cm. p. Encuadernación en. Casting Obra “La Escuela del Escándalo” de Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Public. · Hosted by Juan Pablo Vela Niño and 4 others. Interested.

Author: Shasho Mooguzuru
Country: Spain
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Technology
Published (Last): 12 March 2015
Pages: 236
PDF File Size: 16.45 Mb
ePub File Size: 18.99 Mb
ISBN: 562-9-73060-230-2
Downloads: 67894
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Tolmaran

They plot to use Snake as a witness to a supposed relationship between Charles and Lady Sneerwell, and she withdraws. When she is not persuaded, he threatens her with “the authority of a guardian”.

Lady Sneerwell, a wealthy young widow, and her hireling Snake discuss her various scandal-spreading plots.

One item is the imminent return of the Surface brothers’ rich uncle Sir Oliver from the East Sheriddanwhere he has been for fifteen years; another is Charles’ dire financial situation. Premium arrives with Moses at Charles’ house.

The School for Scandal – Wikipedia

Joseph takes him for “Stanley” and orders him out. Charles arrives and recognises “Premium”. He departs, the others retire to the next room, and Joseph seizes the opportunity to court Maria, who rejects him dheridan.

He greets “Stanley” with effusive professions of goodwill, but refuses to give “Stanley” any financial assistance, saying he has donated all his money to support Charles. Retrieved from ” https: He also urges Joseph to pursue his suit with Maria much to Joseph’s annoyance, as Lady Teazle is listening behind the screen. Italics as in Rae; bracketed insertion is Project Gutenberg’s, not in Rae. Joseph arrives to confer with Lady Sneerwell.

Meanwhile, Sir Dek tells Charles about the “French milliner”. They were Madam—and as I copied them myself in a feigned Hand there can be no suspicion whence they came.

Because, as one recent editor has put it, ” The School for Scandal is the most intractable problem Sheridan set his editors”, [4] editions of this play can vary considerably.


Richard Brinsley Sheridan | Open Library

Sir Peter and Lady Teazle argue again, and conclude that they should separate. Charles makes no promises about reforming, but indicates that Maria’s influence will keep him on a “virtuous path.

Sir Oliver calls on his old friend Sir Peter. The great defect of The School for Scandal — the one thing which shows the difference between a comic writer of the type of Sheridan and a great dramatist like Shakespeare — is the unvarying wit of the characters.

Various editions of the play exhibit several relatively minor textual differences. The paragraphs, you say, Mr. Joseph “confesses” that he is not as virtuous as he seems: The style of the play has also made it at times a problematic work to make effective in today’s theatre. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Joseph hypocritically professes confidence in Charles’ and Lady Teazle’s honour.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Sheridan later deleted Verjuice and gave Snake most of her lines, as reflected in the edition and those editions that follow it.

Snake asks why she is so involved in the affairs of Sir Peter Teazle, his ward Maria, and Charles and Joseph Surface, two young men under Sir Peter’s informal guardianship, and why she has not yielded to the attentions of Joseph, who is highly respectable.

Views Read Edit View history.

Moses and “Premium” enter, and Sir Oliver is dismayed at the scene. But she refuses to endorse it and admits that she came to pursue an affair with Joseph; however, having learned of Sir Peter’s generosity, she has repented. She denounces Joseph and dep, and the enraged Sir Peter follows as Joseph continues trying to pretend innocence. It professes a faith in the natural goodness as well as habitual depravity of human nature.

The School for Scandal has been widely admired. That is in as fine a Train as your Ladyship could wish. Snake, however, has been bribed to turn against Sneerwell, so her lie is exposed. Sir Peter confides his intention to give his wife a generous separate maintenance during his life and the bulk of his fortune on his demise.


Candour enters and ironically talks about how “tale-bearers are as bad as the tale-makers. For example, the Penguin Classics edition gives a text based on the edition of The Works of the Late Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan published by Murray, Ridgeway, and Wilkie, but states that it has “been emended from earlier manuscripts” and gives a detailed listing of these emendations. In the Project Gutenberg text’s version of I.

Sir Peter praises Joseph’s high morals but Sir Oliver suspects that he might be a hypocrite. Besides the wit and sherisan of this play, there is a genial spirit of frankness and generosity about it, that relieves the heart as well as clears the lungs.

A New York production of prompted praise in The New York Times for being “just the classy antidote one needs in a celebrity-crazed world where the invasion of privacy is out of control, but the art of gossip is esuela. Sir Oliver is enraged, as he knows sheridaan statements are flat lies — he sent Joseph 12, pounds from India. And not only are the characters all witty, but they all talk alike.

Sir Oliver describes his plan to visit each of the brothers incognito to test their characters.

Retrieved 26 October Charles’s arrival is announced. In its earliest stages, as detailed by Thomas MooreSheridan developed two separate play sketches, one initially entitled “The Slanderers” that began with Lady Sneerwell and Spatter equivalent to Snake in the final versionand the esccandalo involving the Teazles. Charles passes off his comments about Joseph and Lady Teazle as a joke.