Richard Brinsley Sheridan: The School for Scandal

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Richard Brinsley Sheridan: The School for Scandal

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30th June 2008




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Richard Brinsley Sheridan: The School for Scandal

Cecil Parker (Sir Peter Teazle), Baliol Holloway (Sir Oliver Surface), Harry Andrews (Joseph Surface), Alec Clunes (Charles Surface), Claire Bloom (Lady Teazle), Dame Edith Evans (Lady Sneerwell), Athene Seyler (Mrs. Candour), George Howe (Crabtree and Moses), William Squire (Sir Benjamin Backbite, Sir Harry Bumper and Careless), Anne Leon (Maria), Peter Williams (Rowley and William), Peter Halliday (Trip), Michael Gough (Snake)

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Sheridan’s most famous play, The School for Scandal, has been called ‘the best existing English comedy of intrigue’. A favourite with audiences and critics alike since its premiere in 1777, this play is a classic English comedy of manners. Full of satirical wit, it subverts the Georgian social mores of its day with subtlety and charm. This historic recording features Edith Evans, Cecil Parker, and Harry Andrews: some of the finest actors of their generation. Find out more about The School for Scandal below.

The Guardian

“This is a vintage recording of the 1950s production of Sheridan’s brilliant and brittle eighteenth-century comedy of manners, with Dame Edith as the Machiavellian gossip-monger Lady Sneerwell elevating plummy elocution to Olympian heights, and Claire Bloom as Lady Teazle, sounding incredibly young.”

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