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The Man of Mode or Sir Fopling Flutter: A Comedy Acted at the Duke's Theater (1733)

3.16 of 5 stars 3.16  ·  rating details  ·  346 ratings  ·  14 reviews
This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger ...more
Hardcover, 98 pages
Published May 22nd 2010 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1676)
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Nitin Chauhan
Reread: Aug-2012

With the first re-reading of this play along with the reading of William Wycherley’s The Country Wife before this, I am in the process of discovering the rich literary quality associated with the Restoration Theatre in the Great Britain. With striking similarities between the two plays on the level of plot lines, characterisation and milieu, my understanding of this genre in British Literature has been greatly enhanced, of which I shall talk about in the current review.

Firstly, b
This is another selection that I had to read for one of my classes. I think that my expectations were a little high after reading The Country Wife. I was expecting something more farcical than this. Upon further research, I discovered that it is considered a comedy of manners. The plot fit that style perfectly, but I think it was probably funnier to those people where were alive at the time.

Dorimant is completely unlikeable. Bellinda is one of those types of women who helps a betraying man out o
[This note was made in 1983:]. Read for exams. Dorimant, Harriet Woodvil, and Sir Fopling Flutter. I do like Harriet -she's the most human heroine so far in these 17th-century comedies.
I really did not expect to like this as much as I did... the first act somehow does not fit to the rest of the play and since it is the FIRST one, to read the beginning was rather difficult and exhausting. But the rest was funny and the people really came to life on the page. Loved the witty dialogues!
This play has no plot. It's a restoration comedy about romantic intrigues, but it's impossible to keep up with who's who. Supposedly the main character, a rake named Dorimant, is based on Wilmot, Earl of Rochester. That's about the most interesting aspect of this work.
This was the first play we read for my Restoration lit class, and while it was entertaining in its scandalousness, it didn't do much for me otherwise.
Adam Floridia
Another typical Restoration play. Love triangles. Rogues and Fops. Wit and Artifice. An all too convenient ending. Nothing special.
Another play for Plays, Players, Playgoers: London 1600-1700.

It's good, but it's not The Country Wife.
Tara Jeanne
Dec 15, 2007 Tara Jeanne rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: the thespian
a silly 16th century play with a fop and all! good entertainment and expansion of one's vocabulary.
And by currently reading, I mean currently skimming. Woo Prelims!

And now, have skimmed.
i'm sure this book has merit for rennaisance scholars but it's not my thing.
Wilson, John Harold
Six Restoration Plays

In compilation only.
One of the best plays ever written.
I didn't like it...
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