The School For Scandal

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)

Richard Brinsley Sheridan's comedy was first performed in 1777 and focuses on the intrigues and scandals of the British upper classes. Lady Sneerwell wants to marry Charles Surface, while Joseph Surface wants to marry Maria, an heiress and ward of Sir Peter Teazle. Maria, however, prefers Charles over Joseph. In order to detach her from Charles, Lady Sneerwell and Joseph spread rumors about an affair between Charles and Lady Teazle, Sir Peter's new young wife. Meanwhile, Sir Oliver Surface, newly returned from the East Indies, assumes various disguises to test his nephews' characters. Misunderstandings, mistaken identities, gossip, and bad behavior abound in this uproarious comedy. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Narrator/Lady Teazle/Mr. Careless: Elizabeth Klett
Lady Sneerwell: Arielle Lipshaw
Mr. Snake/First Gentleman: Ernst Pattynama
Servant/Second Gentleman: Caprisha Page
Joseph Surface: mb
Maria/Maid: Charlotte Duckett
Mrs. Candour: Libby Gohn
Mr. Crabtree/Sir Harry Bumper: Alan Mapstone
Sir Benjamin Backbite: Robin King
Sir Peter Teazle: Algy Pug
Rowley: Chuck Williamson
Sir Oliver Surface: Todd
Mr. Moses: David Olson
Trip: Amanda Friday
Charles Surface: DublinGothic

Audio edited by: Elizabeth Klett

Genre(s): Humorous Fiction, Plays

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 00:33:30
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:27:05
Play 03 Act 3 Group 00:35:23
Play 04 Act 4 Group 00:40:03
Play 05 Act 5 Group 00:40:41