The School For Scandal-logo

The School For Scandal

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Richard Brinsley Sheridan's comedy was first performed in 1777 and focuses on the intrigues and scandals of the British upper classes. Lady Sneerwell wants to marry Charles Surface, while Joseph Surface wants to marry Maria, an heiress and ward of Sir Peter Teazle. Maria, however, prefers Charles over Joseph. In order to detach her from Charles, Lady Sneerwell and Joseph spread rumors about an affair between Charles and Lady Teazle, Sir Peter's new young wife. Meanwhile, Sir Oliver Surface, newly returned from the East Indies, assumes various disguises to test his nephews' characters. Misunderstandings, mistaken identities, gossip, and bad behavior abound in this uproarious comedy. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) Cast Narrator/Lady Teazle/Mr. Careless: Elizabeth Klett Lady Sneerwell: Arielle Lipshaw Mr. Snake/First Gentleman: Ernst Pattynama Servant/Second Gentleman: Caprisha Page Joseph Surface: mb Maria/Maid: Charlotte Duckett Mrs. Candour: Libby Gohn Mr. Crabtree/Sir Harry Bumper: Alan Mapstone Sir Benjamin Backbite: Robin King Sir Peter Teazle: Algy Pug Rowley: Chuck Williamson Sir Oliver Surface: Todd Mr. Moses: David Olson Trip: Amanda Friday Charles Surface: DublinGothic Audio edited by: Elizabeth Klett

Richard Brinsley Sheridan's comedy was first performed in 1777 and focuses on the intrigues and scandals of the British upper classes. Lady Sneerwell wants to marry Charles Surface, while Joseph Surface wants to marry Maria, an heiress and ward of Sir Peter Teazle. Maria, however, prefers Charles over Joseph. In order to detach her from Charles, Lady Sneerwell and Joseph spread rumors about an affair between Charles and Lady Teazle, Sir Peter's new young wife. Meanwhile, Sir Oliver Surface, newly returned from the East Indies, assumes various disguises to test his nephews' characters. Misunderstandings, mistaken identities, gossip, and bad behavior abound in this uproarious comedy. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) Cast Narrator/Lady Teazle/Mr. Careless: Elizabeth Klett Lady Sneerwell: Arielle Lipshaw Mr. Snake/First Gentleman: Ernst Pattynama Servant/Second Gentleman: Caprisha Page Joseph Surface: mb Maria/Maid: Charlotte Duckett Mrs. Candour: Libby Gohn Mr. Crabtree/Sir Harry Bumper: Alan Mapstone Sir Benjamin Backbite: Robin King Sir Peter Teazle: Algy Pug Rowley: Chuck Williamson Sir Oliver Surface: Todd Mr. Moses: David Olson Trip: Amanda Friday Charles Surface: DublinGothic Audio edited by: Elizabeth Klett
More Information

Genres:

Humor

Description:

Richard Brinsley Sheridan's comedy was first performed in 1777 and focuses on the intrigues and scandals of the British upper classes. Lady Sneerwell wants to marry Charles Surface, while Joseph Surface wants to marry Maria, an heiress and ward of Sir Peter Teazle. Maria, however, prefers Charles over Joseph. In order to detach her from Charles, Lady Sneerwell and Joseph spread rumors about an affair between Charles and Lady Teazle, Sir Peter's new young wife. Meanwhile, Sir Oliver Surface, newly returned from the East Indies, assumes various disguises to test his nephews' characters. Misunderstandings, mistaken identities, gossip, and bad behavior abound in this uproarious comedy. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) Cast Narrator/Lady Teazle/Mr. Careless: Elizabeth Klett Lady Sneerwell: Arielle Lipshaw Mr. Snake/First Gentleman: Ernst Pattynama Servant/Second Gentleman: Caprisha Page Joseph Surface: mb Maria/Maid: Charlotte Duckett Mrs. Candour: Libby Gohn Mr. Crabtree/Sir Harry Bumper: Alan Mapstone Sir Benjamin Backbite: Robin King Sir Peter Teazle: Algy Pug Rowley: Chuck Williamson Sir Oliver Surface: Todd Mr. Moses: David Olson Trip: Amanda Friday Charles Surface: DublinGothic Audio edited by: Elizabeth Klett

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

2h 56m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

33:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

35:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

40:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

40:42