At a glance:
- Author: Oliver Goldsmith
- First Published: 1773
- Type of Work: Play
- Genres: Drama, Comedy, Comedy of manners, Laughing comedy
- Subjects: Love or romance, England or English people, Eighteenth century, Ireland or Irish people
- Locales: Europe, England, United Kingdom
She Stoops to Conquer: Or, The Mistakes of a Night was an immediate success for Goldsmith, his last literary triumph. The opening night audience at Covent Garden on March 15, 1773, roared its continued approval. Five days following the premiere, every copy of the published version of the play was sold. Yet the circumstances surrounding the production of the play were marked by enormous difficulty for Goldsmith because the theater manager anticipated certain failure. Goldsmith finished writing the comedy in September, 1771. He took it to George Colman, manager...
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