‘Sir Harry Wildair’ by George Farquhar

wildair_1702.jpgThis sequel to the Jubilee appeared at Drury Lane in 1701, and was almost as popular as its predecessor. The smartness of the dialogue, the witty comment upon the fashions of the hour, the movement of the story, the vice and flippancy exhibited by its chief character, all specially appealed to the audience before whom it was produced, and the comedy had a run of several nights.

Listen to an excerpt here.

Sir Harry Wildair by George Farquhar

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