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A Week in Literary History

October 30th, 2002

Irish playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan (The Rivals, 1775), is born in 1751 in Dublin.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, b. October 30, 1751, d. 1816

sheridancolor.jpgIn addition to writing plays, Sheridan was the long-term owner of London’s Theatre Royal in Drury Lane and served for thirty-two years in the House of Commons. He was thought so highly of by his contemporaries that at his death he was buried in Westminster Abbey’s Poets’ Corner. Two of his plays, The School for Scandal and his first, The Rivals, have been continuously performed since the eighteenth century, and the character Mrs Malaprop in The Rivals has taken her place as one of the unforgettable personages of the stage.

Suggested Reading Drama The Rivals, 1775. The School for Scandal, 1777. The Critic, 1779.

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