Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781840026870
Binding: PaperBack

The Soldiers' Fortune

Thomas Otway

PaperBack (31 Mar 2007)
1680. Beaugard and Courtine return to London from wars abroad - empty handed and disenchanted. Beaugard hits on a brilliant scheme to improve their fortunes.

Clarinda, unhappily married to the aged, infatuated Sir Davey Dunce, concocts a plan to reverse her fortunes. And Sir Jolly Jumble, one of the great portraits of wayward sexuality, sets about helping the lovers, thereby enhancing his fortunes...

Otway's Restoration comedy is brutally, hilariously modern - but the undertow of deep sensuality suggests it is a missing link between Much Ado About Nothing and Oscar Wilde. This edition contains an introduction by David Lan and the full text used in his production at the Young Vic in February 2007.

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ISBN13 9781840026870
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96