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Twin-Rivals by George Farquhar is a delightful comedy that follows the antics of two brothers who both fall in love with the same woman. The witty dialogue and humorous situations make for a fast-paced and entertaining read.

Farquhar's talent for creating vivid characters is on full display in this play, as each character is distinct and memorable in their own right. The dynamic between the two brothers, who go to great lengths to outdo each other in pursuit of their love interest, is both hilarious and heartwarming.

The plot is cleverly crafted, with plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader engaged. The resolution ties up all the loose ends in a satisfying way, leaving the reader feeling satisfied with the outcome.

Overall, Twin-Rivals is a charming and witty play that is sure to entertain readers of all ages. Farquhar's sharp wit and clever storytelling make this a must-read for fans of classic comedy.

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"This comedy was produced at Drury Lane on December 14, 1702. It is the most accurate of all Farquhar's productions. The plot, though improbable, is well constructed and sustained, the dialogue lively and entertaining, whilst the characters of the Younger Wouldbe, Mrs. Mandrake, and Teague are so naturally drawn as to appear real personages, dependent little upon the art of the actor or the imagination of the author for their creation." Note that there is an attempted rape in the play, which gets downplayed - the woman even partially blames herself, saying "this late adventure has taught me how dangerous it is to provoke a gentle man by ill usage." However -- and surprisingly considering this is from 1702 and not 2018 -- the epilogue then provides an apology to women, and a reminder that this is just a play -- and a comedy at that -- and that we shouldn't take the actions too seriously, but with a grain of salt. It's entertainment, not so much a social commentary Cast list: Hermes Wouldbe, elder Son and heir to Lord Wouldbe: ToddHW Benjamin Wouldbe, his Brother: Tomas Peter Richmore, a gay dissipated Rake: Kurt Captain Trueman, his Nephew, and friend to Hermes Wouldbe: Jim Gallagher Subtleman, an Attorney: Son of the Exiles Fairbank, a Goldsmith: Devorah Allen Balderdash, a Vintner: Nemo Clearaccount, Steward to Lord Wouldbe: alanmapstone Comic, a Poet: Availle Jack, Valet to Benjamin Wouldbe: graceahlin Teague, Valet to Hermes Wouldbe: Monika M. C. Frisure, Valet to Benjamin Wouldbe: April6090 Constance, betrothed to Hermes Wouldbe : Eva Davis Aurelia, her Cousin, beloved by Captain Trueman: TJ Burns Mrs. Clearaccount, Wife to Clearaccount: Leanne Yau Mrs. Mandrake, a Midwife and Procuress: Sonia Alderman: Larry Wilson Constable: Foon Fourth Gentleman: Stefan Von Blon Fifth Gentleman: Foon Mob: April6090 Maid: Availle Footman: Roger Melin Servant: Adriana Sacciotto Stage Directions: Sandra Schmit Edited by: ToddHW

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