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by Steele, Richard, Sir.

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TitleThe lying lover : or, The ladies' friendship
Author / Responsible partySteele, Richard, Sir.
GenreDrama and plays.
TopicsDrama and plays. English drama (Comedy)
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


The Lying Lover: or the Ladies' Friendship, a Comedy, was acted at Drury Lane Theatre on December 2, 1703, and ran for six nights. The plot was taken from Le Menteur, by Corneille, who had borrowed from Ruiz de Alarcon's Verdad Sospechosa. Steele is, of course, solely responsible for the scenes in Newgate towards the end of the piece. Samuel Foote afterwards made much use of Steele's play in his Liar.

Additional Information

System control numberS13957
Original Print PublisherLondon ; New York : T. Fisher Unwin ; Charles Scribner's Sons, 1894.
NarratorVarious narrators.
Narrator NameVarious narrators.
Participant or performer noteVarious narrators.
Narrators GenderMale & Female narrators