Thursday, August 30, 2012

She Stoops to Conquer

She Stoops to Conquer, by Oliver Goldsmith

It's another perfect 18th century comedy!  Here we have a squire, his wife, a bumptious stepson, a lovely daughter, and a poor cousin.  Enter two handsome young men and watch the antics!  This one was a lot of fun; it's just as Georgian a piece as the Sheridan play, but it's in a country-squire flavor rather than London society.  If you enjoyed Tom Jones, this one is for you.

2 comments:

Carol Weaver said...

I had a Brit Lit class I taught that read this. Then we watched the four part episode version. I cannot remember where I got it though. It was pretty good. :)

Faith said...

I saw a production of this play at the Folgers Theater in Washington DC. I guess this was 30 years ago. The only thing I remember is that the set had a very shaky staircase/balcony and every time an actor went up or down it, I was in fear of it collapsing.