The Englishman Returned From Paris. A Farce In Two Acts. As It Is performed at the Theatres Royal in Drury-Lane and Covent-Garden.
By Samuel Foote, Esq.
Printed for T. Lowndes, London.
The Third Edition; First published in 1756.
Original paper wraps. Binding intact. Pages clean. 54pp.
Samuel Foote (1720-1777) was an English playwright and actor known for his comedic works during the 18th century. He was associated with the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane and Covent Garden.
"The Englishman Returned From Paris" was written by Samuel Foote. It was first performed in 1756 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. The play revolves around the comedic situations, as cultural misunderstandings,clashes of manners, and satirical observations, that arise when an Englishman returns to his homeland after spending time in Paris.
Historical significance lies in Samuel Foote's contributions to English theater, the development of farce as a genre, and the influence of his comedic style on subsequent playwrights. Studying Foote's works and their historical context provides insights into the theatrical landscape and comedic tastes of the 18th century.
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