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She Stoops to Conquer; Or, The Mistakes of a Night: A Comedy

She Stoops to Conquer; Or, The Mistakes of a Night: A Comedy

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Humor

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ISBN13: 9798591977436
Publisher: Independently Published
Published: Jan 8 2021
Pages: 62
Weight: 0.17
Height: 0.15 Width: 5.00 Depth: 7.99
Language: English
Act I begins at the Hardcastles' home in the countryside. Mrs. Hardcastle complains to her husband that they never leave their rural home to see the new things happening in the city. Hardcastle says he loves everything old, including his old wife. Mrs. Hardcastle says she was a young woman when she had her first husband's son, Tony, and he is not yet twenty-one. Hardcastle complains about Tony's immaturity and love of pranks. Tony enters on his way to a pub, and his mother follows him offstage, begging him to stay and spend time with them.Hardcastle's daughter Kate enters. He remarks on her fashionable clothing, which he dislikes. Kate reminds him of their deal: she wears what she likes in the morning and dresses in the old-fashioned style he prefers at night. Hardcastle reveals big news: his friend Sir Charles's son, Marlow, is coming to visit, and Hardcastle hopes Kate and Marlow will marry. Hardcastle says Marlow has a reputation for being handsome, intelligent and very modest. Kate likes all but the last part of this description and resolves to try to make a good impression on Marlow. Hardcastle exits, leaving Kate to think over her visitor. She is joined by her cousin Constance, whom she tells about Marlow's impending visit. Constance tells her that she knows Marlow: he is the best friend of her suitor, Hastings. The odd thing about Marlow is that he is terribly shy around upper-class women, and therefore often seduces lower-class women instead. Mrs. Hardcastle wants Constance to marry her cousin, Tony, so that Constance's inherited jewels stay in the family. Constance tells Kate that she pretends to be willing to marry Tony so that Mrs. Hardcastle won't suspect she loves Hastings. Luckily for Constance, Tony doesn't want to marry Constance any more than she wants to marry him.

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