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|Henry Morley's Introduction
Written by Cheryl
(2/25/2007 9:22 p.m.)
The online Bibliomania version of The Rivals which we are using comes with an introduction to Sheridan. Below is a link to the Wikipedia entry for Henry Morley. He seems to have specialized in short literary bios. This one of Sheridan was written in 1883 and is, I suspect, a highly sanitized version of Sheridan's life. I don't know about you, but this introduction raised more questions for me about Sheridan than they answered.
Like, how did Thomas Sheridan, Richard's father and an Irish actor, rate a pension of £200/yr from Lord Bute, Prime Minister? And Richard fought several duels, but no mention is made of whom he dueled or for what cause. I'm hoping that Julie has all the salacious details… ;-)
What about you? What questions did this answer or raise about Sheridan?
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