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The School for Scandal

play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The School for Scandal is a play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. It is a comedy. It was first acted at the Drury Lane Theatre in London, England on 8 May 1777. Like She Stoops to Conquer and The Rivals, The School for Scandal is a staple of classic English theatre. Samuel Barber wrote an opera based on the play.

The School for Scandal
Miss Chester As Lady Teazle.jpg
Miss Chester as Lady Teazle, 1828
Written byRichard Brinsley Sheridan
CharactersLady Teazle
Lady Sneerwell
Moses, etc.
Date of premiere8 May 1777
Place of premiereDrury Lane Theatre
London, England
Original languageEnglish
SubjectGossip
GenreComedy
SettingLondon in the 18th century