George Farquhar

Standard Name: Farquhar, George


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Anthologization Jane Wiseman
Also in 1701, before JW 's the play appeared, Abel Boyer included in his Letters of Wit, Politicks and Morality several writings by her: letters (under the name of Daphne) to George Farquhar and...
Family and Intimate relationships Susanna Centlivre
Stories about her early affairs with Anthony Hammond and George Farquhar probably arose from a desire to link her name with those of high-profile and romantic men.
Friends, Associates Catharine Trotter
During her London years she was an ally of Damaris Masham , but quarrelled with Delarivier Manley . She found both a patron and a friend in Sarah, Lady Piers (who wrote poetry herself). She...
Friends, Associates Jane Wiseman
She was a friend and correspondent of George Farquhar and the future Susanna Centlivre ; the fact that she addressed a poem to Aphra Behn and that Abel Boyer published letters by her may indicate...
Friends, Associates Susanna Centlivre
SC 's friends included the dramatist George Farquhar , the actress Anne Oldfield , the writers Abel Boyer , Tom Brown , Sarah Fyge , Sarah, Lady Piers , and all the other women writing...
Intertextuality and Influence Hannah Cowley
The title, flagging a gender-role reversal from George Farquhar 's Beaux' Stratagem, 1707, suggests a return to the wit and worldliness of Restoration comedy. The sub-plot in which Sir George Touchwood tries to keep...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Davys
MD makes skilful use of letters to project character, political issues, and gender interaction. Her use of significant dates (All Saints' Day, November the fifth) links her with the prophetic tradition of Lady Eleanor Douglas
Intertextuality and Influence Timberlake Wertenbaker
In another dazzling multiple frame of reference, TW adapts The Playmaker, a novel by Thomas Keneally whose action takes place in 1789, a year after the settlement of Australia, among a group of...
Literary responses Catharine Trotter
This was CT 's greatest success. The young George Farquhar much admired it; it was even praised by Charles Gildon .
Greer, Germaine et al., editors. Kissing the Rod. Virago.
Her association with Congreve, however, brought CT (together with Mary Pix) some hostile...
Literary Setting Maureen Duffy
MD intersperses Charke's work with a modern-day story-line. She alters Charke's first-person narrative to third-person, and when Charke, dressed as a man, is working as a waiter in a club, Duffy calls her not Charlotte...
Textual Features Catherine Gore
CG calls Quid Pro Quoa bustling play of the Farquhar , or George Colman school.
Gore, Catherine. “Introduction”. Gore on Stage: The Plays of Catherine Gore, edited by John Franceschina, Garland, pp. 1-34.
Her prologue makes the point that the rapidity of modern life, symbolised by the railway, leaves no time...
Textual Production Judith Sargent Murray
About a year after seeing a successful performance of one of Hannah More 's Sacred Dramas, JSM contributed her first theatre epilogue to an amateur performance at Gloucester in January 1790 of George Farquhar
Textual Production Susanna Centlivre
The allusion to Aphra Behn is deliberate. SC 's correspondents included George Farquhar .
Bowyer, John Wilson. The Celebrated Mrs Centlivre. Duke University Press.
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Textual Production Susanna Centlivre
Farquhar contributed a prologue. The theatre again presented this as written by a man, and it was published as by the Author of The Gamester and Love's Contrivance (which had both appeared anonymously). SC 's...


By December 1698: George Farquhar's first play, Love and a...

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By December 1698

George Farquhar 's first play, Love and a Bottle, was opened on stage.

8 April 1706: George Farquhar's comedy The Recruiting Officer...

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8 April 1706

George Farquhar 's comedyThe Recruiting Officer was first performed at Drury Lane .

8 March 1707: The last of George Farquhar's six comedies,...

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8 March 1707

The last of George Farquhar 's six comedies, The Beaux' Stratagem, opened at the Haymarket .

18 December 1714: A new theatre in Lincoln's Inn Fields (built...

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18 December 1714

A new theatre in Lincoln's Inn Fields (built by Christopher Rich ) opened under his son, John .

31 October 1729: Another new London theatre opened: Goodman's...

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31 October 1729

Another new London theatre opened: Goodman's Fields , on Ayliff Street in Whitechapel.

December 1731: Peg Woffington, then a little-known but rising...

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December 1731

Peg Woffington , then a little-known but rising Irish actress, scored a resounding stage success in Dublin in the breeches role of Sir Harry Wildair, hero of George Farquhar 's comedy The Constant Couple (first...

10 February 1786: For her benefit night at Covent Garden Theatre,...

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10 February 1786

For her benefit night at Covent Garden Theatre , Frances Abington chose to play the comic male part of the servant Scrub in Farquhar 's Beaux' Stratagem.


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