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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thesmellofbooks - LibraryThing
Just finished reading the Vicar of Wakefield. A very pleasant read, with much gentle humour, particularly regarding the moralizing and loveable vicar, often right, sometimes so terribly wrong, but ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - varielle - LibraryThing
Time has not been kind to this play, though in its day it was quite the thing. Pranksters misdirect travelers to a private home which they believe is an inn and romantic mayhem ensues. I do think a talented screenwriter could bring it up to date and make a decent Romcom out of it. Read full review