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(Biography) George. 1678–1707, Irish-born dramatist; author of comedies such as The Recruiting Officer (1706) and The Beaux' Stratagem (1707)
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George, 1678–1707, English playwright, born in Ireland.
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To the next generation and the end of the period (or rather of the Restoration literature, which actually lasted somewhat beyond 1700), belong William Congreve, a master of sparkling wit, Sir John Vanbrugh, and George Farquhar. So corrupt a form of writing as the Restoration comedy could not continue to flaunt itself indefinitely.
But in the face of all this, these sad and wretched creatures still manage to get up a performance of George Farquhar's 18th century romp "The Recruiting Officer" produced by an enlightened officer.
Schechter's starting point is the two eighteenth-century works that Brecht and his collaborators adapted: John Gay's The Beggar's Opera (1728), which became The Threepenny Opera (1928), and George Farquhar's The Recruiting Officer (1706), "reutilised" in 1955 as Trumpets and Drums.
Remarkably, many of the convicts survived the eight month pilgrimage despite the appalling conditions they faced and went on to stage Australia's first recorded theatre performance, The Recruiting Officer, by George Farquhar.
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George Farquhar's The Recruiting Officer (1706), performed after England's stunning victory at the Battle of Blenheim (13 August 1704) during the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14), stages Captain Plume's efforts to prepare English recruits for warfare.
Written by George Farquhar, the original play is considered a staple of the 17th century British comedy canon.
Irish dramatist George Farquhar's comedy The Recruiting Officer is presented in New York City.
The actors must have loved the opportunities presented to them as much as the characters in the play enjoyed acting out a posh comedy, George Farquhar's The Recruiting Officer.
A Shakespeare Theater Company presentation of a play in two acts by George Farquhar, adapted by Thornton Wilder and Ken Ludwig.
Yesterday the families of two Scots airmen, George Farquhar, from Aberdeen, and James Nairsmit, from Fife, who died in the crash, attended a service at Kinloss Abbey in Morayshire, where five of the flyers are buried.
Old soldier George Farquhar, 68, said that "women should be at home making babies and should be at the sink, not at the bar".