Picture of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, author of The Rivals; dramatist / playwright; eighteenth century British Literature / English Literature
Book Art by Jim Rosenau
Mrs. Malaprop & Mrs. Slipslop
On this day in 1775 Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The Rivals premiered. Sheridan was just twenty-three years old, this was his first play, and his Mrs. Malaprop may have borrowed from Henry Fielding's Mrs. Slipslop, but the stage and the language got one of its most enjoyable and enduring creations -- not to mention "a nice derangement of epitaphs."

 

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