Subtitled “The Way to Win Him:, this play is placed in Paris – a change from many others of Farquhar’s plays which used English settings – though still presented to the same English audience. “This comedy … had a reception, on the first night of its appearance, far inferior to that of his other productions. It was, with difficulty, saved from condemnation; and the author … boldly charged some secret enemies with having attempted its destruction.
I play Oriana. Listen to a sample here.