Philaster Or Love Lies A-Bleeding (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Philaster or Love Lies a-Bleeding
The most successful version of the play was that of George Colman, produced at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, m 1763. His aim was to remove the objections to the performance of this excellent play on the modern stage, ' and he therefore left out several scenes, including Act 11. Scene 4. The Prologue is interesting as a sign of the growing reaction from the pseudo classic to the romantic drama.
While modern tragedy, by rule exact, Spins out a thin-wrought fable, Act by Act, We dare to bring you one of those bold plays Wrote by rough English wits in former days.
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