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by Oliver Goldsmith


She Stoops to Conquer is a comedy by Oliver Goldsmith, first performed in London in 1773. The play is a favourite for study by English literature and theatre classes in the English-speaking world

She Stoops to Conquer is a comedy by Oliver Goldsmith, first performed in London in 1773. The play is a favourite for study by English literature and theatre classes in the English-speaking world. It is one of the few plays from the 18th century to have retained its appeal and is regularly performed. The play has been adapted into a film several times, including in 1914 and 1923. Initially the play was titled Mistakes of a Night and the events within the play take place in one long night.

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She stoops to conquer". She Stoops To Conquer; Or, The Mistakes Of A Night. To Samuel Johnson, L. I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine; and I believe, Dorothy (taking her hand), you'll own I have been pretty fond of an old wife. Lord, Mr. Hardcastle, you're for ever at your Dorothys and your old wifes.

She Stoops to Conquer. Report an error in the book. All is not gold that glitters, "Pleasure seems sweet, but proves a glass of bitters. When Ignorance enters, Folly is at hand: "Learning is better far than house and land. Let not your virtue trip; who trips may stumble, "And virtue is not virtue, if she tumble.

She Stoops to Conquer It was said of Oliver Goldsmith that he only wrote one play, one poem and one novel . Missing from "She Stoops to Conquer" is the stage Irishman so prevalent in Sheriden as well as Restoration Comedy.

She Stoops to Conquer It was said of Oliver Goldsmith that he only wrote one play, one poem and one novel but that each one of them was perfect. The poem was "The Deserted Village", the novel "The Vicar of Wakefield" and of course "She Stoops to Conquer" is the play. I rather agree with the assessment. This is a romp and works very well onstage - but it's a bit like a number of such plays - the cast has to be superb there are no throwaway roles. And it can make for casting difficulty.

She Stoops to Conquer generally requires actors to deliver restrained, subtle performances for a production of the play to be successful. Overacting, typical in so many modern motion-picture comedies, can ruin the play. The best comedic actors-like Laurel and Hardy, . Fields, Peter Ustinov, and Peter Sellers-use a straight face to bend people over with laughter.

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The play She Stoops to Conquer is based on practical jokes, mistaken identities, and miscommunication interwoven into a comedy of manners. Hardcastle wants her ward, Constance to marry Tony Lumpkin who is a drinker and a prankster

The play She Stoops to Conquer is based on practical jokes, mistaken identities, and miscommunication interwoven into a comedy of manners. Hardcastle wants her ward, Constance to marry Tony Lumpkin who is a drinker and a prankster. Indeed, his pranks lead to confusions and false assumptions.

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As a former English major, and current English teacher, I am fond of reading literary works, both English and American. I was pleasantly surprised to find Oliver Goldsmith's play in five acts, "She Stoops to Conquer" in this handsome 1978 Easton Press edition. The title (it is also known as "The Mistakes of a Night") is taken from Apra Behn's mid-17th century play "The Rover." The phrase "she stoops to conquer" is aptly used here as a title as the central story is about a young woman, Kate Hardcastle, who upon realizing that wealthy Charles Marlow is awkward around upper class women, decides to pretend to be a maid so that he will fall for her. It's a comedy and is really quite entertaining (I last read it when I was at university), and the exquisite leather binding, moire endleaves, satin ribbon pagemarker, and illustrations by T.M. Cleland make this a nice addition to my Easton Press library.
Narim
She Stoops to Conquer
It was said of Oliver Goldsmith that he only wrote one play, one poem and one novel but that each one of them was perfect. The poem was "The Deserted Village", the novel "The Vicar of Wakefield" and of
course "She Stoops to Conquer" is the play. I rather agree with the assessment.
This play owes much to the Restoration comedy of the seventeenth and early eighteenth century. There is the emphasis on wit, and the rather stock plot of townie meets rustic and the consequences of the encounter.
The characters also owe their roots to Restoration Comedy - Tony is of course the boisterous yokel, Marlowe and his friend the townies, Hardcastle the suspicious country gentleman, etc.
But there is a twist. The yokel is actually the one with the brains and sets in motion the plot to solve the lovers' problems. The women take action to reveal Marlowe's actual nature. (Incidentally Marlowe is surprisingly modern). And the townies rather meet their match instead of the other way around. The whole is permeated with good nature which does exist in Restoration Comedy although not in William Congreve its most renowned and best writer, see the play "The Beaux Strategem", one of my personal favorites. Missing from "She Stoops to Conquer" is the stage Irishman so prevalent in Sheriden as well as Restoration Comedy.
This is a romp and works very well onstage - but it's a bit like a number of such plays - the cast has to be superb there are no throwaway roles. And it can make for casting difficulty. And while it is never out of date it doesn't adapt itself very well to trendy different time settings, modern dress, flapper that sort of thing. That period was very much unto its own, at least for its comedy.
The Dover edition is well printed, although the paper is not so glossy. The price is right, particularly for a single play, and it would make a great performance edition as there is ample margin room for comments and moves.
fightnight
SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER is one of the best plays to be written during the Restoration era. It's full of wit and great one liners, not to mention that it's a comic satire on the dramatic conventions of the day. The play is quite funny and when performed is one of the few "classical" (meaning anything pre-20th century) plays that all audiences seem to enjoy. Unfortunately, Goldsmith's masterpiece is seldom performed nowadays. Most American's have never heard of Oliver Goldsmith (is that the guy who directed PLATOON? is a typical response), let alone SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER. SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER instead tends to be one of those plays that everyone in theatre knows about, but that most people outside of the theatre universe don't even know exists. It's a shame because the play is a masterpiece of wit and comic timing and has so much to offer to modern day audiences.
SoSok
I enjoyed this cunning and artful play and would very much like to see it produced, perhaps by our local HVSC?
great ant
I love that these old classics are free on the Kindle. This is a delightful play written by Oliver Goldsmith in the 1700's. I would love to see this play acted.

I read it aloud with my wife, she took the women's parts and I took the male roles. It was a fun thing to do while traveling in China. Goldsmith was famous for having written a famous poem, a famous novel and a famous play. All are good.
Querlaca
This is a classic work that everyone should read. Goldsmith was a highly entertaining writer. The plot is engrossing, the characters are marvelous, the mastery of language is matchless.
ZEr0
Cute but silly play. Even taking into consideration the age when it was written it seemed too implausible. It was light hearted and amusing and I did enjoy it.
Good light read. Loved the comic miscommunication.
She Stoops to Conquer ebook
Author:
Oliver Goldsmith
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Dramas & Plays
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Scolar Press (September 1970)
Pages:
115 pages
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