London's National Theatre: She Stoops to Conquer

London's National Theatre: She Stoops to Conquer 

Saturday, March 31, 1:00 p.m.

The Paramount Theater

Request below until Tuesday, March 27.

These showings are encores of the live broadcast recorded the afternoon of March 29th.

A play by Oliver Goldsmith

She Stoops to Conquer is a story of courtship and family, as a father tries to arrange a marriage for his daughter. The comedy begins with Hardcastle, a man of substance, desiring to acquaint his daughter with his old pal’s son for the proposal of marriage. However, Lumpkin, a known playboy, tricks Hardcastle and forces him to mistake his prospective son-in-law for Marlow, an innkeeper. Although Marlow is unaware of how to court a woman of quality, like Miss Hardcastle, his charm wins her affection, causing Hardcastle’s indignation to intensify. As Miss Hardcastle continues to rebel against her father in love, mayhem ensues and misdemeanors multiply.

Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer offers a generous-hearted and ingenious comedy. The play serves as a celebration of a dysfunctional family as they endure chaos caused by chicanery, rebellion, and love.

“A joyous spectacle.  A great night of high English comedy.”  The Sunday Telegraph

“Riotously comic performances.”  The Sunday Times

“Goldsmith’s tightly plotted play seems wonderfully youthful in this fizzy production.”  Evening Standard

“Gloriously funny.”—Mail on Sunday

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 13:00