The Tender Husband: or The Accomplished Fools

Richard STEELE (1672 - 1729)

"The Tender Husband is, as a whole, very amusing; but unfortunately a second plot—alluded to in the title—is woven into the story which gives to the play its interest; and as this account of the manner in which the "tender husband" tries the faithfulness of a foolish wife by means of his mistress, disguised as a man, is unwholesome in tone and unnatural, it spoils what would otherwise be an excellent farcical comedy, and at the same time has no real connection with the rest of the play." (G.A.Aitkin from 1894) See if you agree. - Summary by ToddHW

Cast list:
Sir Harry Gubbin, brother-in-law to Mr. Tipkin: Campbell Schelp
Humphry Gubbin, son of Sir Harry Gubbin, and suitor to Biddy Tipkin, his cousin: Aaron White
Mr. Tipkin, a banker, Biddy Tipkin's uncle: Larry Wilson
Clerimont, Sen: ToddHW
Capt. Clerimont, brother of Clerimont, Sen: Steven Fellows
Mr. Pounce, a lawyer, Fainlove's brother: Tomas Peter
Mrs. Clerimont: TJ Burns
Aunt (Mrs. Tipkin): Foon
Niece (Biddy Tipkin), Mr. Tipkin's niece: EmmaHatton
Fainlove, mistress to Clerimont, Sen: Sonia
Jenny, maid to Mrs. Clerimont: Lola Janie
Boy: Leanne Yau
Servant: Larry Wilson
Stage Directions: Availle
Edited by: ToddHW

Genre(s): Plays

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 00:34:17
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:20:07
Play 03 Act 3 Group 00:19:40
Play 04 Act 4 Group 00:14:28
Play 05 Act 5 Group 00:29:05