Viewing Entry - The lying lover (E13957) by Steele, Richard, Sir.
Playing time for epub/audio formats : 2 hours 44 minutes
The lying lover : or, The ladies' friendship
Author / Responsible party
Steele, Richard, Sir.
Drama and plays.
Drama and plays. English drama (Comedy)
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.
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Original Print Publisher
London ; New York : T. Fisher Unwin ; Charles Scribner's Sons, 1894.