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The Rivals

by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1751, Richard Brinsley Sheridan was the second son of Thomas Sheridan, an actor and theater manager, and of Frances Chamberlaine Sheridan, a playwright and novelist. His father was Irish, his mother of English ancestry, and Sheridan took pride in both heritages. The O’Sheridans, as his father’s family was originally called, converted in the seventeenth century from the Catholic faith to Protestantism. As a boy, Richard attended Samuel Whyte’s grammar school in Dublin, then became a student at Harrow, a famous boarding school in England. In 1768, two years after his mother’s death, Sheridan left Harrow and rejoined his family, who by this time lived in Soho, England. In late 1770, the family moved to Bath, where Thomas Sheridan had founded a new Academy of Oratory, a project with which both his sons...

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