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    • The School for Scandal

    • By: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    • Narrated by: Stuart Bunce, Jane Carr, John Francis Harries, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Beware the gossips! Lady Sneerwell and her hireling, Snake, are certainly up to no good in this timeless send-up of hypocritical manners. Thanks to their scandal-mongering, the comely Lady Teazle must fend off the slanderous barbs that have caught the ear of her elderly husband - as well as every other gossip in London! What follows is a torrent of mistaken identities and sex-crazed scheming in which the upper classes have never looked so low class.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This is a play for English Lit students!

    • By Kemdi on 03-25-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The School for Scandal

    • By: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This superb comedy of manners pierces the pretentiousness and affectations of aristocratic Londoners in the late 1700s. Such aptly named characters as Lady Sneerwell, Sir Benjamin Backbite, and Sir Joseph Surface make this a truly delightful romp!

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Rivals

    • By: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Kenneth Danziger, Lucy Davis, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Romantic havoc ensues in the town of Bath when Sir Anthony arrives to arrange the marriage of his son Captain Jack Absolute to the wealthy Lydia Languish. Jack and Lydia are already in love, but because of Lydia’s obsession with romantic novels, Jack has disguised himself as a poor officer named Ensign Beverly – and he is only one of Lydia’s many suitors. i>The Rivals was Sheridan’s first play, and this charming comedy of manners continues to be widely performed today. Includes an interview with Linda Kelly, author of Richard Brinsley Sheridan: A Life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Rivals

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-23-13

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Rivals

    • By: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    • Narrated by: Edith Evans
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A comedy of manners in five acts, The Rivals was Sheridan's second commercially produced play. The play is set in Bath in the 18th century, a town legendary for conspicuous consumption and fashion at the time. Wealthy, fashionable people went there to "take the waters", which were believed to have healing properties. Bath was much less exclusive than London, and provides an ideal setting for the characters.

    Regular price: $12.14

    • The Rivals

    • A Radio Dramatization
    • By: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    • Narrated by: The Colonial Radio Players
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The idealistic Lydia Languish, reads nothing but romantic novels, and in doing so, believes she can only find true love in the arms of a man without wealth. Captain Jack Absolute has fallen in love with her, and pretends to be a penniless ensign to win her heart. Coming between these two lovers are some of the most extraordinary comic characters ever to grace a stage; the autocratic Sir Anthony Absolute, the misspeaking Mrs. Malaprop, the fiery Irishman from Clod hall - Sir Lucius O’Trigger; and poor Bob Acres, a country squire who finds himself with a dueling pistol in his hand.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Great story; terrible performance

    • By Julia Schmidt on 11-05-17

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The School for Scandal [Russian Edition]

    • By: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    • Narrated by: Mikhail Yanshin, Olga Androvskaya, Vladimir Ershov, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
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    Blistatel'naja komedija velikogo anglo-irlandskogo pisatelja Richarda Brinsli Sheridana (1751 - 1816) v ispolnenii zvezd teatra. Salon velikosvetskoj intriganki ledi Snirujel, kotoraja kotoraja obsuzhdaet so svoim napersnikom Snejkom poslednie dostizhenija na poprishhe aristokraticheskih koznej. Jeti dostizhenija izmerjajutsja chislom pogublennyh reputacij, rasstroennyh svadeb, zapushhennyh v obrashhenie neverojatnyh sluhov…

    Regular price: $7.00