She Stoops to Conquer
Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price
The best-loved English comedy of the 18th century.
Hardcastle hopes to marry his daughter Kate to Marlowe, the son of his old friend. Mrs. Hardcastle wants her son to marry her niece, the wealthy Constance. Marlowe and Hastings, admirer of Constance, arrive at the Hardcastle household mistaking it for an inn. Marlowe, mistaking Kate for a barmaid, attempts to seduce her. Hastings and Constance are thwarted in their attempt to elope. With the arrival of Marlowe's father, the truth gradually begins to reveal itself, and the play closes with the joining of the two young couples.
She Stoops to Conquer is a set text for OCR Drama GCSE, OCR English Literature GCSE, EdExcel Drama GCSE and for AQA English Literaure A/AS-Level.
Edited and introduced by Trevor R. Griffiths.