School for Scandal Discussion Questions

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Sheridan is a male writer who writes about marriage and women in School for Scandal. Research the role of women in London society. Do you think that Sheridan accurately portrays women? Is the marriage depicted in this play an accurate reflection of marriage in the late-eighteenth century?

Sheridan's biography indicates that he made a lot of money from writing plays. Investigate play-writing and other theatre work as money-making ventures. How successful financially was acting? Or the writing of plays? Or owning a theatre"

School for Scandal focuses on gossip and slander as a social disease. How serious a problem was slander in London society In your research did you find that Sheridan was using slander as a symptom of a more serious social issue?

The eighteenth century was a period during which the line between poverty and wealth became even more pronounced in England. Because of...

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