Richard Brinsley Sheridan | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Christopher Clayton

This literature criticism consists of approximately 28 pages of analysis & critique of Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
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Critical Essay by Christopher Clayton

SOURCE: “The Political Career of Richard Brinsley Sheridan,” in Sheridan Studies, edited by James Morwood and David Crane, Cambridge University Press, 1995, pp. 131-50.

In the following essay, Clayton recounts Sheridan's actions and reputation as a Whig politician and a member of Parliament.

When Thomas Moore was preparing his biography of Sheridan he was told by Lord Thanet that Sheridan never liked any allusion to his being a dramatic writer.1 Outstanding success as a playwright eased, and arguably enabled, Sheridan's introduction to the society of the Westminster political world, but his theatrical work, both as writer and manager, was a potent reminder that Sheridan had to work for a living and did not spring from a background of landed wealth and aristocratic leisure. This background remained the most powerful qualification for political leadership amongst the...

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