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The Beaux’ Stratagem

Olivier, National Theatre, London

© Manuel Harlan

© Manuel Harlan

A delicious melancholy hangs over Simon Godwin’s splendid new production of George Farquhar’s popular restoration comedy, The Beaux’ Stratagem fully justified in a play by a Northern Irishman exiled to England and a comedy that nonetheless has serious things to say about marriage, divorce and moral values. Continue reading