Books Should Be Free
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

Bold Stroke for a Husband

Book cover
By: (1743-1809)

Bold Stroke for a Husband by Hannah Cowley is a delightful and witty comedy full of intrigue, mistaken identities, and unexpected twists. The story follows the clever and resourceful Lady Bab Lardoon as she schemes to win back the affections of her wayward husband, Sir George. The play is full of hilarious dialogue and sharp social observations, making it a joy to read.

Cowley's writing is sharp and clever, showcasing her talent for creating memorable characters and engaging plots. Lady Bab is a particularly delightful protagonist, with her quick wit and determined spirit making her a force to be reckoned with. The supporting cast of characters adds depth and humor to the story, creating a rich tapestry of relationships and motivations.

The plot moves at a brisk pace, with plenty of unexpected twists and turns to keep the reader engaged. Cowley's keen eye for satire and social commentary adds depth to the story, making it more than just a simple comedy of errors. Overall, Bold Stroke for a Husband is a charming and entertaining read that will appeal to fans of classic comedy and romantic literature.

Book Description:
"Plays, where the scene is placed in a foreign country, particularly when that country is Spain, have a license to present certain improbabilities to the audience, without incurring the danger of having them called such; and the authoress, by the skill with which she has used this dramatic permittance, ... has formed a most interesting plot, and embellished it with lively, humorous, and affecting incident.... Here is contained no oblique insinuation, detrimental to the cause of morality—but entertainment and instruction unite, to make a pleasant exhibition at a theatre, or give an hour's amusement in the closet." Cast list: Don Cæsar: Adrian Stephens Don Julio: Greg Giordano Don Carlos: Alan Mapstone Don Vincentio: ToddHW Don Garcia: Jim Locke Don Vasquez: James R. Hedrick Gasper: Jake Malizia Pedro: Wayne Cooke Servants: David Purdy Donna Olivia: Jenn Broda Donna Victoria: Sonia Donna Laura: WendyKatzHiller Minette: Matea Bracic Marcella: Anna Maria Sancha: Larry Wilson Inis: Lynette Caulkins Stage Directions: Joanna Michal Hoyt Editing: ToddHW

Stream audiobook and download chapters

Review this book

Popular Genres
More Genres
Paid Books