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The hypocrite

McLellan, Robert, 1907-19851970
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The Hypocrite is an historical play that drew its initial inspiration from an incident in contemporary Edinburgh and its relevance to modern morality does not need emphasis. The Reverend Samuel Skinner, protagonist of the play, is recognisable enough in present day Scotland, but the life of this satirical comedy of manners comes from the skill of Robert McLellan, probably the outstanding Scottish dramatist of today in creating period, believable characters and the authentic dialogue of the eighteenth century. The reader will often be reminded of Sheridan and Moliere, for the author creates not only the age, but a style that is highly polished, witty and entertaining in the classical manner.
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London : Calder and Boyars Limited, 1970
122 p. ; 21 cm
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