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Which is the Man?

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"Which is the Man?" by Hannah Cowley is a charming and witty play that tackles the theme of gender roles and expectations in society. The story follows the character of Lady Bell Bloomer, who disguises herself as the suave and dashing Mr. Friendly in order to navigate the world of men and gain more freedom and agency.

The play is filled with humorous misunderstandings and clever dialogue, showcasing Cowley's talent for comedic writing. The characters are well-developed and the plot is engaging, keeping the reader entertained from start to finish.

However, the play also has a deeper message about the limitations placed on women in society during Cowley's time period. Through Lady Bell's journey, the audience is challenged to question the societal norms and expectations that dictate how men and women should behave.

Overall, "Which is the Man?" is a delightful and thought-provoking play that entertains while also shedding light on important social issues. It is a timeless piece of literature that remains relevant even today.

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"Oh! Lord Sparkle! - Who can resist the gay, the elegant, the all-conquering Lord Sparkle? The most distinguished feather in the plume of fashion - without that barbarous strength of mind which gives importance to virtues or to vices. Fashionable, because he's well drest: - Brilliant, because he's of the first Clubs, and uses his borrowed wit like his borrowed gold, as tho' it was his own." A delightful comedy by a quite successful woman playwright. - Summary by ToddHW Cast list: Lord Sparkle: ToddHW Fitzherbert: JoeBer Beauchamp: Greg Giordano Belville: Miller4815 Pendragon: Alan Mapstone Lady Bell Bloomer: Sonia Julia: Matea Bracic Sophy Pendragon: Anna Maria Clarinda: Jenn Broda Kitty: Krista Zaleski Tiffany: Butterflier38 Mrs. Johnson: Nissy 1st Gentleman: redrun 2nd Gentleman: David Purdy Lady: Sandra Schmit 2nd Lady: Marie Christian Maid: Marie Christian Servant: Beeswaxcandle Stage Directions: Adrian Stephens

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