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Published by E. Benn .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL7458293M
ISBN 10039390007X
ISBN 109780393900071

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  Written by George Farquhar and first performed in , THE BEAUX' STRATAGEM has long been a staple of the English stage--but with the arrival of the 20th Century the play's popularity went into decline/5(3). 41 rows    The beaux stratagem: A comedy. By Geo. Farquhar. Adapted for . The Beaux’ Stratagem, five-act comedy by George Farquhar, produced and published in Farquhar finished the play on his deathbed and died on the night of its third performance. The story concerns Archer and Aimwell, two penniless antic rakes from London who decide that in order to end their penniless state. An Edinburgh edition of The Beaux-Stratagem, with life, appeared in , and an edition in German in by J. Leonhardi, under the title Die Stutzerlist. Separate editions of the play also appeared in , , and (New York), and it is included in all the various collections of English plays, such as Bell's, Oxberry's, Inchbald's, Dibdin's, Cumberland's, etc., and in the .

In Lichfield they learn that Dorinda, sister of Sullen, the local squire, is an heiress in her own right. Aimwell goes to church on Sunday to call himself to her attention and to see her for himself. Back at the inn, Archer makes advances to the innkeeper’s daughter, Cherry. Cherry, the vivacious daughter of Bonniface, an innkeeper. She is privy to the highwaymen’s activities and her father’s alliance with them. Prompted by her father, she spies on Aimwell and Archer, but she falls in love with Archer and he with her. Cherry contributes greatly to the comic spirit and humor of the play. A scene-by-scene account of The Beaux' Stratagem. Act One: In the country town of Lichfield, Aimwell and Archer arrive at Boniface’s inn, presenting themselves as a man of quality and his private, they prove to be rakes who have blown through a fortune and find themselves left with a mere two hundred pounds. The Beaux Stratagem: A Comedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre Royal in Drury-Lane, by His Majesty's Servants As it is Acted at the Theatre Royal in Drury-Lane, by His Majesty's Servants George Farquhar.

The Beaux' Stratagem - Ebook written by George Farquhar. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for Author: George Farquhar. It attests to Farquhar's stature as a man that he composed thiswarm-hearted and vibrant play while he was dying. Like The RecruitingOfficer, the play is set in a provincial town and its plot is slight:Aimwell and Archer, two impecunious London gentlemen, arrive inLichfield looking for an heiress to marry. Aimwell, posing as his elderbrother, falls in love with his 'prey' Dorinda and . Written and first produced in , The Beaux' Stratagem stood as George Farquhar's final play; according to numerous critics since, it is also his finest. BRIEF SUMMARY Posing as a well-to-do gentleman and his manservant, Aimwell and Archer—two recently impoverished rakes—take the town of Lichfield by storm, seeking to secure wealthy women as wives and so refill their own .   Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg; 61, free ebooks; 5 by George Farquhar; The Beaux-Stratagem by George Farquhar. Download; Bibrec; Bibliographic Record. Author: Farquhar, George, ? Title: The Beaux-Stratagem Language: English: LoC Class: PR: Language and .