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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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May 11, Courtney marked it as to-read Shelves: Brian Gibbons argues that the play “offers the comedy of manners in its most concentrated form”. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Geroge.

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Dorimant is completely unlikeable. Jun 06, Jessalyn rated it it was amazing.

Another typical Restoration play. Thanks for telling us about the problem. May 03, Amy rated it did not like it. Fopling appears and almost uncovers Dorimant but the latter leaves to meet Belinda.

Medley arrives and boasts to the ladies of Dorimant’s womanising status. Loveit encounters Fopling she acts flirtatious, in spite of not liking him and succeeds in making Dorimant jealous.

This edition highlights the very varied critical interpretations to which this rich but episodic comedy has been subject, and makes a case for it as a psychologically astute and brilliantly executed comedy of courtship rituals.

Published March 31st by Methuen Oc first egherege Premiering several years after the addition of women to the stage[s] of the London theaters, The Man of Mode depicts women within Restoration society as oppressed, inferior objects. Return to Book Page.


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

According to Pat Gill, while trying to even the score, Mrs. Dorimant and Harriet will move back to the country to live with the Woodvills. She expresses her jealousy at Mrs. Quotes from The Man of Mode. In expectation of a happy Easter; and though time be very precious, think forty days well lost to gain your favor.

Woodvill chides Dorimant and his reputation in front of him, not seeing through his disguise. With its various characters falling tje and falling out of love and good-will with each other the plot, just within the span of five acts, achieves a remarkable unity of time, place and action.

Her true feelings, however, are hidden throughout the entire play. Any London beau would emulate Dorimant, the unconscionable rake who loves ’em and leaves ’em, but he would also secretly fear that he in fact resembled Sir Fopling Flutter, etherfge model of all Restoration fops, in his vanity and affectation.

The Man of Mode

Loveit refuses to accept abandonment by her lover, Dorimant. Paperbackpages. This play really made me think about how restrictive Victorian literature has been on the notion of sexuality, especially female sexuality.

Charles II was known for his many mistresses, and if you’ve ever read any of Rochester’s poetry, you’ll mann how, let’s say “saucy” Restoration literature can be!


The Man of Mode

Loveit, on Dorimant’s request, to take a walk on The Mall and be ‘caught’ in the act of flirting with Fopling. Feb 19, Meghan kf it liked it Shelves: Especially in The Man of Mode we find so many allusions to French manners, French music and dance, French dressing, French writers, French – the language, etc.

Men grow dull when they begin to be particular. Young Bellair admits to having written a letter promising his acquiescence to his father’s will in due time so as to deceive him. Ryan rated it really liked it Sep 19, However, were these productions presenting actresses as autonomous female subjects, which women authors like Aphra Behn described, or were they just making use of the actresses as traditional, oppressed objects?

By refusing to settle for the man her mother has selected for her to marry, Harriet demonstrates independence. However, Mrs “Loveitt”s name in particularly gives a slightly negative outlook upon the notion of women chasing after men they desire.

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Her behavior becomes a threat that must be repudiated. After this, women seem to keep falling into his trap. Plays by George Etherege Restoration comedy plays Plays set in the 17th century.