Pasquin by Henry Fielding

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Fielding's play Pasquin (1736), subtitled A Dramatick Satire on the Times, is a famous satirical attack on pantomime, which was then in vogue on the English stage. It is one of a series of dangerously political plays that led directly to the passage of the Licensing Act of 1737. The play is set on a stage during a morning play rehearsal. The actors are actually rehearsing two plays, a comedy and a tragedy, before an overbearing director and some lookers-on.

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Henry Fielding (1707-1754) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess. His writings reflect his ongoing preoccupation with fraud, sham, and masks. Tom Jones is considered to be his greatest work.
Published June 4, 2008 by ReadHowYouWant. 224 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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