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Richard Sheridan

  1. 1. Richard Sheridan Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan.
  2. 2. Nationality :- Irish Occupation :- (1) playwright (2) politician (3) poet (4) Long term owner of London theatre Royal, Drury Lane. About
  3. 3. ● Life of Sheridan - Born in literary Family. - In October of 1751 in Dublin. - His Father Thomas Sheridan, was a playwright, actor, theatre manager, orator, and scholar of English elocution. - His mother Frances Sheridan wrote one of the Fairly successful play and one respected Novel. - Died in very young age.
  4. 4. Schooling :- - Until 11 educated near his home. - Harrow school and prestigious boarding school. - proved to be excellent student. - Began writing poetry during his schooling. - Age of 17, left the school in 1768. - His father, intended him to study
  5. 5. Marriage :- - 1770 Sheridan met Elizabeth and eloped with her. - After three years, he Married with Elizabeth Linley. - She was an outstanding singer and famed beauty. - Move to London. - Became successful.
  6. 6. - Literary Career. ● He wrote Farce called "Jupiter" along with his friend N.B.Halhed. ● Known for :- (1) Writing satire (2) Comedies of manner
  7. 7. ● - Sheridan as a playwright. ● Nine successful plays. ● his plays remain central part of Canon. ● performed world wide.
  8. 8. Famous works :- (1) The Rivals (1775) (2) The school for scandal (1777) (3) The Duenna. (4) A trip to Scarborough (5) The Critic (1779)
  9. 9. The Rivals :- - Flopped First Time because of miscasting and play's excessive length. - performed in London's Convent Garden Theatre. - Five act play. - The sucess of play derived from the use of, “comedy of manner”.
  10. 10. The Duenna :- - First performed at covent Garden on November 21,1775. - received 35 performances and praised by audience and critics alike. - This is a comic opera, written in three act. - The play was composed by Sheridan's Father - in - law Thomas Linley sir. And his son Thomas Linley Jr.
  11. 11. The school for scandal - performed in 8 May 1777. - greatest comedy of manner in English. - perfect example of restoration literature. - presents comic situations and abound in sexual references. - present corrupt people. - play is satirical portrayal of the British Society of 18th century. Adapted to film; First produced as a British silent film in 1923.
  12. 12. End of Sheridan's playwright career. - In 1779, Sherdan produced his last successful work, The Critic or Tragedy Rehearsed. - His last play was Pizarro, met with popular acclaim but soon forgotten. - Then in 1780, Sheridan made a career change. And engaged himself towards political activities. - Sheridan as a MP for 32 year, in whig. (1780 - 1806). ● Death :- - Richard Sheridan died in London on July 7, 1816. At the age of 65. - Though Sherdan expired in poverty,, he was mourned widely and buried at Westminster Abbey, in poets’ corner.
  13. 13. References :- 1] ENCYCLOPedia. Com. 2] Britannica. Com 3] Wikipedia
  14. 14. Thank you.

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