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Belle's Stratagem

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Belle's Stratagem by Hannah Cowley is a delightful and witty comedy of manners that will surely entertain readers. The play follows the clever and charming Belle as she navigates the world of 18th-century society in order to secure a happy marriage. With its sharp dialogue, humorous situations, and endearing characters, Cowley's play is a joy to read.

One of the standout aspects of the play is its feminist undertones, as Belle uses her intelligence and wit to outmaneuver the men in her life and take control of her own fate. Cowley deftly explores themes of love, marriage, and societal expectations, all while keeping the tone light and engaging.

Overall, Belle's Stratagem is a charming and entertaining play that will appeal to fans of classic literature, comedy, and romance. Cowley's sharp writing and captivating characters make this a must-read for anyone looking for a fun and engaging story.

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The Beaux Stratagem, already in the catalog , was written by George Farquhar in 1707. The Belle's Stratagem, "a Ladies' response" to the Beaux Stratagem play with strong female characters, was written by Hannah Cowley in 1780. - Summary by ToddHW Cast list: Doricourt: A D Latheron Hardy: Alan Mapstone Sir George Touchwood: ToddHW Flutter: Larry Wilson Saville: Mike Manolakes Villers: Marya James Courtall: Greg Giordano Silvertongue: Son of the Exiles Crowquill: qthemusic123 First Gentleman: Adrian Stephens Second Gentleman: Tomas Peter Mountebank: Sandra Schmit French Servant: RĂ©mi Porter: Sonia Dick : David Purdy Letitia Hardy: Jenn Broda Mrs. Racket: Kelly S. Taylor Lady Frances Touchwood: Matea Bracic Miss Ogle: mleigh Kitty Willis: Sonia Lady: Rebecca Brown Servant: Michele Eaton Tradesman: David Purdy Mrs Fagg: Hanna Ponomarenko Gibson: Rapunzelina Folly: David Purdy Mask: Jim Locke 2nd Mask: SaraHale 3rd Mask: Tomas Peter Stage Directions: Wayne Cooke Editing: ToddHW

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