Who is Richard Brinsley Sheridan?

  • (noun): Irish playwright remembered for his satirical comedies of manners (1751-1816).
    Synonyms: Sheridan

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan (30 October 1751 – 7 July 1816) was an Irish-born playwright and poet and long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. For thirty-two years he was also a Whig Member of the British House of Commons for Stafford (1780–1806), Westminster (1806–1807) and Ilchester (1807–1812). Such was the esteem he was held in by his contemporaries when he died that he was buried at Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey. He is known for his plays such as The Rivals, The School for Scandal and A Trip to Scarborough.

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Rene Ben Sussan
... by Honoré de Balzac, Translated from the French by Ellen Marriage with an introduction by Richard Aldington and illustrations by René ben Sussan ... London 1960 Sheridan's Plays by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Illustrated by Rene Ben Sussan, Heritage Press, 1956 The Rivals by Richard Brinsley Sheridan ... The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, illustrations by Rene Ben Sussan, Limited Editions Club 1934 ...
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (MP)
... Richard Brinsley Sheridan (c ... Richard Brinsley Sheridan was the eldest son of Thomas Sheridan, colonial treasurer in the Cape of Good Hope and the novelist Caroline Henrietta Callander of Craigforth, and grandson of his namesake the playwright ... and six sons, including Thomas Algernon Brinsley Sheridan, another Deputy Lieutenant of Dorset ...
Richard Brinsley Sheridan - Adaptations and Cultural References
... Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, Sheridan is played by Aidan McArdle and The School for Scandal is performed in the movie ... Sheridan is played by Barry Stanton in the Madness of King George (1994) In the Yes, Prime Minister episode 'The Patron of the Arts', two of Sheridan's ... same prime minister being asked to name a famous English playwright other than Shakespeare says "Sheridan, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw" and is told, "the ...

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    I open with a clock striking, to beget an awful attention in the audience—it also marks the time, which is four o’clock in the morning, and saves a description of the rising sun, and a great deal about gilding the eastern hemisphere.
    Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816)

    The Right Honourable gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests, and to his imagination for his facts.
    —Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816)

    For if there is anything to one’s praise, it is foolish vanity to be gratified at it, and if it is abuse—why one is always sure to hear of it from one damned good-natured friend or another!
    —Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816)

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    As doth the blushing discontented sun
    From out the fiery portal of the east.
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    Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked.
    —Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816)