Plays by George Colman the Younger and Thomas Morton: Inkle and Yarico, The Surrender of Calais, The Children in the Wood, Blue Beard Or Female Curiosity, Speed the Plough
This volume contains edited texts of five plays by two late eighteenth-century dramatists. The plays have been chosen to represent the range of the two playwrights and the variety of dramatic material on offer during the period. The full-length plays and afterpieces by George Colman the Younger and Thomas Morton were as popular as Sheridan's works in their time, but today are seldom performed or read. This discrepancy lies at the heart of Barry Sutcliffe's extensive introduction, which explores the critical and social background to the dramatic activity of the period and relates the dramas to the shifting demands of the theatre audiences for whom these plays were written.
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THE SURRENDER OF CALAIS by George Colman the Younger
The playwriting canon of George Colman the Younger
ABOMELIQUE acts CG acts Hm APATHY audiences Barbadoes Bashaw Battle of Hexham BEDA Blue Beard Boaden CAMPLEY Castle CHILDREN Colman the Younger comedy Covent Garden DAME ASHFIELD dear devil drama Drury Lane eighteenth century English EVERG Exeunt Exit father FATIMA George Colman GERALD girl GLOIRE HANDY JUN Haymarket Theatre heart Heaven HENRY honour IBRAHIM Inkle and Yarico IRENE JOSEPHINE JULIA Kemble LA GLOIRE LADY H LADY HANDY LADY HELEN London look LORD ALFORD MADELON MEDIUM Memoirs MISS BLANDFORD MORRINGTON Narcissa never O'CARROL patent theatres PATTY performance play playwright poor RIBAUMONT Samuel Arnold Sarah Siddons Scene SELIM SERVANT SHACABAC SIR ABEL SIR CHR Sir Christopher Sir Philip Blandford SIR ROWLAND slave Song SPAHI Speed the Plough Surrender of Calais SUSAN tell theatrical thee there's Thomas Morton thou TRUDGE Tummas WALTER WOWSKI Zounds