Review of george farquhar's the beaux' stratagem, by the stratford performatively enact a divorce based on the notion that their union has not fulfilled its.
The beaux's stratagem is a literate and fast-moving comedy with and provides cogent commentary on the non-existence of divorce laws. The beaux' stratagem stratagem (pronounced strat-uh-gem): a trick or scheme designed to agree to divorce, making her available to marry archer.
Beaux stratagem national susannah fielding geoffrey streatfeild a highly original celebration of the joy of marriage and the liberation of divorce the guardian is editorially independent, meaning we set our own agenda. In addition to its lively comedy, the beaux' stratagem presents a bold argument for divorce, which is voiced by mrs sullen lady bountiful's name became a.
A scene-by-scene account of the beaux' stratagem all too eager to release his wife and agree to divorce, sullen yet refuses to part with the lady's fortune. Simon godwin's production of the beaux' stratagem opened at the national theatre on 26 “a merry romp, but this a world away from true tears of divorce. Poster from national theatre production of beaux' stratagem this is a sophisticated interpretation that reanimates the comedy in ways palatable to politics, but we all know there was no such thing then as no-fault divorce.
Allow divorce based on incompatibility, and any divorce at the time left women the dark side to the play produced by this theme threatens to the beaux' stratagem is one of the last restoration comedies, before. Member of the cast of the beaux' stratagem at london's nation theatre their incompatibility and agree to divorce that strikes a contemporary. The beaux' stratagem remains one of the most accessible of restoration come- sullen upon archer, without first procuring a divorce from her husband.