Richard Brinsley Sheridan





Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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born
in Dublin, Ireland
October 30, 1751

died
July 07, 1816

gender
male

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Richard Brinsley Sheridan was an Irish-born playwright and poet and long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. For thirty-two years he was also a Whig Member of the British House of Commons for Stafford (1780–1806), Westminster (1806–1807) and Ilchester (1807–1812). Such was the esteem he was held in by his contemporaries when he died that he was buried at Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey. He is known for his plays such as The Rivals, The School for Scandal and A Trip to Scarborough.



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The School for Scandal
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 3,230 ratings — published 1777 — 58 editions
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The Rivals
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 1,041 ratings — published 1775 — 53 editions
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 169 ratings — published 1988 — 13 editions
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The Critic
3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1779 — 6 editions
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The School for Scandal and ...
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1911 — 11 editions
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The School for Scandal, The...
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St. Patrick's Day; Or, the ...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1775 — 9 editions
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The Dramatic Works Of Richa...
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1792 — 10 editions
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More books by Richard Brinsley Sheridan…
“Never say more than is necessary.”
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“The number of those who undergo the fatigue of judging for themselves is very small indeed.”
Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The Critic

“Tale-bearers are as bad as the tale-makers.”
Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The School for Scandal

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