Richard Brinsley Sheridan | Critical Essay by Christine S. Wiesenthal

This literature criticism consists of approximately 28 pages of analysis & critique of Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
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Critical Essay by Christine S. Wiesenthal

SOURCE: “Representation and Experimentation in the Major Comedies of Richard Brinsley Sheridan,” in Eighteenth-Century Studies, Vol. 25, No. 3, Spring, 1992, pp. 309-30.

In the following essay, Wiesenthal studies Sheridan's concern with modes of artistic representation in The Critic, The School for Scandal, and The Rivals.

In his 1825 biography of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Thomas Moore pauses briefly to consider a “ludicrous little drama” entitled Ixion, the incomplete product of a juvenile collaboration between the nineteen-year-old Sheridan and a school chum. Insignificant in itself, the fragment, as Moore suggests, is yet “highly curious as an anticipation of The Critic,” for not only is it a burletta written in the form of a rehearsal, but it also features an embryonic precursor of Sheridan's famous Mr. Puff in its main character, a...

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