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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (116 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Sheridan Narrator: Edith Evans, Cecil Parker, Harry Andrews Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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Sheridan's most famous play, The School for Scandal, has been called the best existing English comedy of intrigue.

A favourite with audiences and critics alike since its premiere in 1777, this play is a classic English comedy of manners. Full of satirical wit, it subverts the Georgian social mores of its day with subtlety and charm.

This historic recording features Edith Evans, Cecil Parker and Harry Andrews: some of the finest actors of their generation. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 8/19/2011

    " School for Scandal is brilliant. I got to see it performed after I read it and I enjoyed both experiences immensely. Got to love the verbal sparring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindsay | 4/25/2011

    " I was surprised at how much humor there was in The School for Scandal, even if the plot didn't really make sense to me and also didn't seem complete. I couldn't get a good sense of some of the characters, especially Joseph Surface, and was rather disappointed with the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 psm | 9/25/2010

    " "school for scandal" or, how to get on in society. urbane, funny, sharp, sophisticated, & unsparing of human nature: wot literature should aim to be. lady sneerwell one of the great queen bees in the canon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zan | 7/6/2010

    " Good fun but it's got nothing on Wilde's social comedies. Though I wouldn't put it past Wilde to have pilfered a few ideas from Sheridan for his own works. I'm thinking of Lady Windermere's Fan and An Ideal Husband in particular. "

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About the Author

Richard Sheridan has never shied from challenges, opportunities, nor the limelight. His focus has always been around technology and his passion is process, teamwork, and organizational design, with one inordinately popular goal: the business value of joy! Sheridan is an avid reader and historian, and his software design and development team at Menlo Innovations did not invent a new culture, but copied an old one … Edison’s Menlo Park New Jersey lab. Henry Ford’s recreation of the Menlo Park Lab in Greenfield Village was a childhood inspiration! His model is so successful that Sheridan was recruited to write a book detailing all he has learned about the effect of a joy-focused culture, which he wrote in his “spare time.”