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I definitely enjoyed The School for Scandal and even found myself laughing at times. I think the story was elevated by the excellent performances, particularly those of Peter Teazle and Lady Candour.
This story is very much an artifact of its time. It plays on what might be considered scandalous during that period and it develops this notion that each subset of society is made up of at least one of each type of person portrayed--an honest gentleman and an honest woman, an older gossip, a conniving wench, an egotistical older man who likes pulling rank...I could go on, but you probably get it by now!
Anyway, if you do listen to his audible performance or read the story, you might want to do so while you're still in school. I am a few years removed from college and I certainly would have understood the nuances, satire and irony in this play a lot better with the help of a professor and a preceptor.
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What would have made The School for Scandal better?
To include the text would be a simple enough addition and sorrily needed, since the play as produced is severely abridged.
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