‘The Lying Lover; or; The Ladies’ Friendship’ by Richard Steele

“The spark of this play is introduced with as much agility and life as he brought with him from France, and as much humour as I could bestow upon him in England. But he uses the advantages of a learned education, a ready fancy, and a liberal fortune, without the circumspection and good sense which should always attend the pleasures of a gentleman; that is to say, a reasonable creature. Thus he makes false love, gets drunk, and kills his man; but in the fifth Act awakes from his debauch, with the compunction and remorse which is suitable to a man’s finding himself in a gaol for the death of his friend, without his knowing why.

I play Penelope.

The Lying Lover; or; The Ladies’ Friendship by Richard Steele


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