George Farquhar
 

 

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George Farquhar c1678-1707

Born in Derry. He took up acting but gave it up after a stage accident and went to London. His first play, a comedy, was called Love and a Bottle and was quite successful as was his next play, The Constant Couple. Other works include Sir Harry Wildair, The Inconstant, The Twin Rivals and The Stage Coach. He joined the army in 1704, leaving after two years. The Recruiting Officer is based on his experiences but was not well received. His last play The Beaux Stratagem is his best known work but he didnít live to see its success. He was buried in St Martin-in-the-Fields, London.

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