Book summary: Comic Dramas


Several of Miss Edgeworth's friends have, at various times, urged her to write for the stage. Among the rest, Mr. Thomas Sheridan invited her, at his fa ther's desire, to write for drury-lane. He accompanied this invitation with such excellent advice and criticism upon theatrical compositions, upon the present taste of the public, and upon the powers of the principal actors, as would have been of the highest use to her, had she complied with his invitation.

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