‘The Tender Husband: or The Accomplished Fools’ by Richard Steele

“The Tender Husband is, as a whole, very amusing; but unfortunately a second plot—alluded to in the title—is woven into the story which gives to the play its interest; and as this account of the manner in which the “tender husband” tries the faithfulness of a foolish wife by means of his mistress, disguised as a man, is unwholesome in tone and unnatural, it spoils what would otherwise be an excellent farcical comedy, and at the same time has no real connection with the rest of the play.” (G.A.Aitkin from 1894) See if you agree. – Summary by ToddHW

I play Boy.

The Tender Husband: or The Accomplished Fools by Richard Steele


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