The Recruiting Officer

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Revisions to this edition of The Recruiting Officer” include new notes
based on recent scholarly material and the editor’s further study of
the text, and an up-to-date reading list.”

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Description

Farquhar’s last two plays, The Recruiting Officer and The Beaux’
Stratagem
, have been called ‘the last worthwhile comedies of the
Restoration tradition’. Written during Farquhar’s stint in Shrewsbury
as part of a recruiting mission in 1704-5, The Recruiting Officer is a
buoyant, whimsical piece stocked by a fairly conventional cast of
characters: the rake-hero and his spirited lady (who dons breeches in
the course of the action), his sober friend and the heroine’s serious
friend, the buffoon/coxcomb and his ill-fated amorous or heroic
ventures. What makes the play entertaining is Farquhar’s light, humane
touch; what makes it original is his depiction of a real-life
provincial town and the impact that ongoing warfare (in this case the
War of the Spanish Succession) had on its civilian society.

Additional information

Weight 0.216 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.6 × 1.4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

147

Language

English

Edition

2nd Edition

Dewey

822.4 (edition:20)

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