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Love and a Bottle

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Love and a Bottle by George Farquhar is a delightful comedy that follows the escapades of a young woman named Rose, who arrives in London seeking romance and adventure. Set in the bustling world of 18th century London, the play is filled with witty dialogue, mistaken identities, and plenty of hilarious misunderstandings.

The characters are colorful and engaging, from the dashing young gallants to the scheming servant girls. Rose herself is a charming and spirited heroine, determined to find love and happiness in the big city. The plot moves at a brisk pace, with plenty of twists and turns to keep the audience guessing.

One of the highlights of the play is its sharp and clever dialogue. Farquhar’s wit and humor shine through in every line, making Love and a Bottle a joy to read or watch. The social commentary is subtly woven into the comedic plot, adding depth and nuance to the story.

Overall, Love and a Bottle is a delightful romp through 18th century London, filled with love, laughter, and plenty of mischief. Fans of classic comedies will surely enjoy this charming and entertaining play.

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This play was produced in 1698 at Drury Lane Theatre. From the bustle of its plot, the variety of its incidents, and the sustained humour of its dialogue, it met with so favourable a reception that Farquhar henceforth devoted himself to writing for the stage. - Summary by Alex. Charles Ewald Cast list: Roebuck, an Irish Gentleman, of a wild roving temper, newly come to London: Algy Pug Lovewell, his friend, sober and modest, in love with Lucinda: ToddHW Mockmode, a young Squire, come newly from the University, and setting up for a Beau: Tomas Peter Lyric, a Poet: Jason in Panama Pamphlet, a Bookseller: Availle Rigadoon, a Dancing-Master: Son of the Exiles Nimblewrist, a Fencing-Master: Kurt Club, Servant to Mockmode: TriciaG Brush, Servant to Lovewell: Craig Franklin Lucinda, a Lady of considerable Fortune: Leanne Yau Leanthe, Sister to Lovewell, in love with Roebuck, and disguised as Lucinda's Page: Sonia Trudge, Whore to Roebuck: Linda Olsen Fitak Widow Bullfinch, Landlady to Mockmode, Lyric, and Trudge: TJ Burns Pindress, Attendant and Confidante to Lucinda: Jessie Percival Bailiff 1: Roger Melin Bailiff 2: Larry Wilson Cripple: alanmapstone Porter: Owen Cook Boy: Larry Wilson Mask 1: Nemo Mask 2: Sandra Schmit Servant: Eva Davis Stage Directions: Tom Penn Editor: ToddHW

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