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Engaged

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In "Engaged" by W. S. Gilbert, readers are treated to a witty and farcical comedy that satirizes the conventions of Victorian society. The play follows the antics of a wealthy young man who becomes engaged to multiple women at the same time, leading to a series of hilarious misunderstandings and mistaken identities.

Gilbert's clever wordplay and sharp wit shine throughout the play, as he skewers the social mores of the time with light-hearted humor. The characters are delightfully eccentric, and their absurd predicaments keep the audience laughing from start to finish.

While the plot may be somewhat predictable at times, the charm and wit of Gilbert's writing more than make up for it. "Engaged" is a delightful romp that offers a humorous critique of the absurdity of social conventions, making it a thoroughly entertaining read for fans of classic comedy.

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This comedy is by Gilbert on his own without Sullivan. "Listen to me. You love this girl?" "I love her sir, a'most as weel as I love mysel' !" "Then reflect how you are standing in the way of her prosperity." "Sir, I'm puir on pocket, but I've a rich hairt." - Summary From The Play Cast list: Cheviot Hill, a young man of property: Matthew Reece Belvawney, his friend: skypigeon Mr. Symperson: Alan Mapstone Angus Macalister, a Lowland peasant lad: ToddHW Major McGillicuddy: Craig Franklin Belinda Treherne: Emmi Kranz Minnie, Symperson's daughter: Jenn Broda Mrs. Macfarlane, a Lowland widow: Sonia Maggie, her daughter, a Lowland lassie: KHand Parker, Minnie's maid: Lydia Stage Directions: MichaelMaggs Editing: ToddHW


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