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By John Franceschina

It's a in general approved indisputable fact that within the first half the nineteenth century, Catherine Gore grew to become the main prolific, if no longer most well-liked author of stylish novels in England. it really is much less popular that Mrs. Gore's 200-volume output integrated eleven very hot, if no longer continually severely profitable, performs, played in any respect 3 of the Theatres Royal in London: Drury Lane, Covent backyard, and the Haymarket. whereas a number of of the performs held the degree in England and the U.S. good into the second one half the nineteenth century, smooth severe value determinations of the works were hampered by way of the shortcoming of obtainable texts. This booklet presents functionality texts of all of Mrs. Gore's paintings for the level, together with unique forged lists, criticial responses, illustrations, and glossaries of international phrases and 19th-century jargon. scholars of drama and 19th-century literature could have an opportunity to determine the intricacies of plot and theatrical results during this choice of historic melodramas, comedies of manners, and farces; and they're going to view the modern nature of the performs' topics, buying and selling on a stability of strength among female and male characters.

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Whether she were right or wrong, however, in this, the general effect is that her pictures are all the more faithful, and have thus a permanent historical value over and above the mere pleasure they are capable of affording. (4 February 1861:5) When Mrs. Gore died on 29 January 1861, she left a legacy of 200 volumes of prose and poetry, including eleven plays that have disappeared from the repertoire. As we approach the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Catherine Grace Frances Moody, it is hoped that both readers and audiences will, once again, delight in the intricacies of plot and theatrical effects and find the contemporary resonances in Gore on stage.

Bennett Stranger—Mr. Lee Gone was the elaborate spectacle of historical drama; gone was the cast of thousands. Mrs. Gore marked her return to the stage in the simplest of all theatrical forms: a twocharacter farce. All of her earlier plays had been performed at one of the three licensed theatres in London, the Haymarket, Covent Garden, and Drury Lane. The New Strand Theatre opened on 26 January 1832 as a “subscription theatre” and operated without a proper license for producing plays until 1835, when a partial license was secured.

General. Don’t you? Why because Fred is entitled to the family estates, which have been entailed from lineal heir to heir since our great ancestor Roger de Lumley won them The school for Coquettes 35 with his sword in the Lancastrian Wars. But with any fortune, brother, the case is different. Lord M. True, Frank, true! As the fruit of your professional exertions, you have a right to bequeath it according to your caprices. General. Exertions! I should like to know what you pound and parchment gentlemen call exertions?

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