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  • Oliver Goldsmith

    Charming satire of the sentimental comedies of the day has entertained audiences since 1773. A young lady poses as a serving girl to win the heart of a young gentleman too shy to court ladies of his own class. Many delightful deceits, hilarious turns of plot must be played out before the play concludes...read more

  • Oliver Goldsmith

    Published in 1766 'The Vicar of Wakefield' was Oliver Goldsmith's only novel. It was thought to have been sold to the publisher for £60 on Oliver Goldsmith's behalf by Dr Johnson to enable Goldsmith to pay off outstanding rent and to release himself from his landlady's arrest. It is the story of the family of Dr Primrose, a benevolent vicar, and follows them through their fall from fortune and their ultimate rise again. The story provides insight into family life and circumstances in the mid 18th century and the plot has many aspects of a pantomime like quality: Impersonation, deception, an aristocratic villain and the abduction of a beautiful heroine. Goldsmith himself dissipated his...read more

  • Oliver Goldsmith

    Oliver Goldsmith earned instant acclaim when he published The Vicar of Wakefield, a marvelous mixture of burlesque and satire. The simple village vicar, Mr. Primrose, is living with his wife and six children in complete tranquility until unexpected calamities force them to weather one hilarious adventure after another. Goldsmith plays out this classic comedy of manners with a light, ironic touch that is irresistibly...read more

  • Oliver Goldsmith

    Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774) was an Irish novelist, playwright and poet. In The History of the Man in Black he describes the cynical journey of a generous and benevolent young man from dire pecuniary circumstances to riches, achieved by divesting himself of any moral considerations for...read more

  • Oliver Goldsmith

    Oliver Goldsmith publico en 1766 la historia del vicario Primrose, una persona mediocre, pastor de un pueblo que vive rodeado de su familia en aparente paz. Pero esa paz es interrumpida cuando la fortuna del hombre desaparece por la quiebra de aquel a quien se la habia confiado y por las sucesivas desgracias que suceden a cada miembro de la familia. Pero el vicario se sabe sobreponer a todo, y a pesar del ironico final, esta novela ha sido leida con interes por varias...read more

  • Oliver Goldsmith

    First published in 1766 and a perennial favourite since then, The Vicar of Wakefield is built around the naïve but loveable figure of Dr Primrose. He and his family live in rural bliss until disaster threatens to destroy their happiness: abduction, impoverishment and betrayal combine to lay them low, but a surprising figure brings hope when all seems...read more

  • Oliver Goldsmith

    Beau Nash (1674–1762), born Richard Nash, was a celebrated dandy and leader of fashion in 18th-century Britain. He is best remembered as the Master of Ceremonies at the spa town of Bath. (Wikipedia) This, the best of Goldsmith's Biographies, was published the year after Nash's death. It was at once popular, and went through two editions in the same year in which it was published. To the second edition (it never reached a third), Goldsmith made many important additions. Yet strange to say none of these have been attended to by the editors of his Works. The text of this reprint is that of the second edition, compared with the first. The text of previous editions has been that of a...read more

  • Oliver Goldsmith

    The story opens in the country parsonage of Dr. Primrose, a kindly man who has a good heart, a good family, and a good income. Suddenly, his idyllic life is cruelly devastated by a series of misfortunes, and he ends up in prison. Yet, despite all this calamity and injustice, the vicar never loses sight of Christian morality, a conviction which lends him genuine nobility and, in the end, also brings justice and the restoration of his family and fortune. Through this simple, almost fairy-tale plot, Goldsmith gives us a charming comedy. It is not a novel of sentiment but an artful send-up of many of the familiar literary conventions of his day: the pastoral scene, the artificial romance, the...read more

  • Oliver Goldsmith

    A beautiful daughter of a wealthy man, Kate Hardcastle, is told that a suitor, Charles Marlowe is coming from London to the country to meet her. Her jealous step brother, Richard meets Marlowe in a pub in the village and directs Marlowe to his step-father's home for accommodations, telling him that it is a run down inn, about to go out of business. Kate goes along with the rouse and pretends to be a bar maid. And the comedic case of mistaken identity...read more

  • Oliver Goldsmith

    The uplifting and heroic tale of a north country clergyman. The story is told by Dr. Charles Primrose, 'a priest, and husbandman and the father of a family'. He lives his life of quiet contentment until he loses his independent income. Moving to a humbler dwelling near the estate of Squire Thornhill starts a series of misfortunes which befall the whole family. A sentimental story of a man simple in affluence and majestic in adversity.The power of this classic story will never...read more

  • Oliver Goldsmith

    In this classic comedy of manners, two young men set out to woo the alluring and upper-crust Kate and Constance. But is anybody in this rural estate ruly who they seem? Bawdy hijinks and popped pretensions are the hallmarks of this romping frolic that’s kept audiences laughing for over two centuries. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Rosalind Ayres as Mrs. Hardcastle Adam Godley as Tony Lumpkin Julian Holloway as Elder Marlow and Stingo James Marsters as Charles Marlow Christopher Neame as Roger Paula Jane Newman as Bet Bouncer and Pimple Ian Ogilvy as Mr. Hardcastle Moira Quirk as Constance Neville Darren Richardson as Diggory and Jeremy Joanne Whalley...read more

  • Oliver Goldsmith

    Narrator: Katy Fossil Sir William Honeywood: ToddHW Jarvis: Larry Wilson Mr. Honeywood: Gloriousjob Butler, Bailiff: tovarisch Croaker: bala Mrs. Croaker: Michele Eaton Miss Richland: Charlotte Duckett Leontine: sdaeley17 Olivia: Amanda...read more

  • Oliver Goldsmith

    In She Stoops to Conquer, or The Mistakes of a Night, a young lady pretends to be a servant in order to win the notice of a young man who is painfully shy around women of his own class. Hilarious misadventures and mayhem ensue before matters are neatly wrapped up at the end. This play, one of the great English comedies, was first performed in 1773 and continues to be very popular with audiences today. (Summary by LA...read more

  • Oliver Goldsmith

    First published in 1766, the loveable and innocent Dr Primrose and his family have given pleasure to all that have read it. The story opens with the vicar losing his fortune and moving to another parish. What follows is a tale of love, deceit, betrayal, humour and a hidden hero... It was one of Charles Dickens favourite books and a source of inspiration to him. No further recommendation is needed....read more

  • Oliver Goldsmith

    The Vicar of Wakefield (1766) lives an idyllic life in a country parish with his wife Deborah, son George, daughters Olivia and Sophia, and three other children. He is wealthy due to investing an inheritance he received from a deceased relative, and he donates the £34 that his job pays annually to local orphans and war veterans. On the evening of George's wedding to wealthy Arabella, the Vicar loses all his money through the bankruptcy of his merchant investor who has left town abruptly. Arabella's father, who is known for his prudence with money, calls off the wedding. George, who was educated at Oxford and is old enough to be considered an adult, is sent away to town. The rest of the...read more