The Man of Mode has ratings and 31 reviews. Dominick said: Meh. Perhaps if I had read this through instead of setting it aside periodically, I’d feel. Complete summary of George Etherege’s The Man of Mode. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Man of Mode. Author: Etherege, George, Sir, ? Title: The man of mode, or, Sr. Fopling Flutter a comedy: acted at the Duke’s Theatre / by George Etherege.

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Read for Restoration Literature. Medley had me laughing out loud several times — definitely my favorite character.

She and her love interest, the also virtuous Young Bellair, avoid the scheming activities of their peers, but do not censure them either. Overall, it was not my favorite play ever. May 11, Courtney marked it as to-read Shelves: This was the first play we read for my Restoration lit class, and while it was entertaining in its scandalousness, it didn’t do much for me otherwise.

Inthe National Theatre produced a modern dress mxn of the play, starring Tom Hardy as Dorimant. Charles mqn had been killed and a spirit of puritanism had entertained the interregnum, but with the Restoration seeing Charles II put on the throne, a period of somewhat licentio The above excerpt modw this 17th century play sounds like it could have come out of the mods of Lady Macbeth, however, writing over half a century later, the playwright Etherege had quite a number of different aims in his portrayal of the scorned women.


Despite the subtitle, the fop Sir Fopling is only one of several minor characters; the rake Dorimant is the protagonist.

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The Man of Mode (New Mermaids) George Etherege: John Barnard: Methuen Drama

She’s amazed when he ends up forsaking her. However, Harriet still maintains her wholesome respectability. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Language of and about seduction seduces Emilia.

Her true feelings, however, are hidden throughout the entire play. I am sure at the time he was hilarious, but I couldn’t etyerege it.

The Man of Mode by George Etherege

Charles 1 had been killed and a spirit of puritanism had entertained the interregnum, but with the Restoration seeing Charles II put on the throne, a period of somewhat licentious behaviour ensued. Retrieved from ” https: This is not a play that wears its age especially well.

Goodreads georgf you keep track of books you want to read. Superabundance of wit is clearly visible in the various scenes where the characters engage in long bouts of repartee.

The Man of Mode

To view it, click here. Instead, she settles for the role of the weak woman. Young Bellair and Emilia publicly show their love for each other. Dorimant, a witty, seductive man involved with Mrs.


Other than this the issue of identity can also be studied in the way that characters are often encountered to complain of the changing mwn rather deteriorating trend in some or all the factors mentioned above.

Harriet admits she loves Dorimant, so Woodvill allows for their marriage while warning Harriet that the match will bring ruin upon her. Somewhere between 3 and 4 ghe. Detailed commentary notes are included alongside the play text for easy reference.

Loveit and Belinda arrive to confront him. The two both center on fictional portrayals of the 2nd Earl of Rochester, with The Man of Mode opting for a more comedic portrayal.

Unlike Bellinda, she attempts to gain an advantage and does not admit to her gender Views Read Edit View history. Verbal brilliance, urbane sophistication and sexual conquest are the measures of mide for the fashionable set who watched themselves being represented on the Restoration stage. Apr 11, Maxine rated it it was ok.