The Man of Mode has ratings and 31 reviews. Dominick said: Meh. Perhaps if I had read this through instead of setting it aside periodically, I’d feel. Complete summary of George Etherege’s The Man of Mode. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Man of Mode. Author: Etherege, George, Sir, ? Title: The man of mode, or, Sr. Fopling Flutter a comedy: acted at the Duke’s Theatre / by George Etherege.
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Verbal brilliance, urbane sophistication and sexual conquest are the measures of success for the fashionable set who watched themselves being represented on the Restoration stage.
Loveit had taken when she left Dorimant’s, is suspected of being up to something. Other than this the issue of identity can also be studied in the way that characters are often encountered to complain of the changing or rather deteriorating trend in some or all the factors mentioned above.
But it is worth reading if also reading The Libertine. Perhaps if I had read this through instead of setting it aside periodically, I’d feel less puzzled by it, but by the end of the last act, I wasn’t entirely sure who was even married to whom.
As always I loved the pacing, characters and themes of this play.
The Man of Mode
This page was last edited on 10 Georgfat The Man of Mode revolves around the life of Mr. Medley had me laughing out loud several times — definitely my favorite character.
Loveit, who seems more victim than victimizer, is exorcized by the play as if she were a sinister menace. Introduction to The Man of Mode. Loveit, being already involved with her younger friend Belinda. To view it, click here.
Both young couples will marry. Another play for Plays, Players, Playgoers: This play really gworge me think about how restrictive Victorian literature has been on the notion of sexuality, especially female sexuality. Charles 1 had been killed and a spirit of puritanism had entertained the interregnum, but with the Restoration seeing Charles II put on the throne, a period of somewhat licentious behaviour ensued.
Loveit and Belinda arrive to confront him.
A light and witty Restoration comedy. Loveit in a compromising situation, but a newcomer, the attractive, witty Harriet appears to rattle Dorimant like nothing before.
The Man of Mode by George Etherege
Despite the subtitle, the fop Sir Fopling is only one of several minor characters; the rake Dorimant is the protagonist.
An all too convenient ending. The Feminist Voices in Restoration Comedy: It appears that Harriet may have solely used her wit as a means to lure Dorimant into marriage and fatherhood, using her wit as a vehicle for patrilineal succession Markley Inmab National Theatre produced a modern dress production of the play, starring Tom Hardy as Dorimant.
Etehrege women fare no better, being offered for identification Dorimant’s discarded mistress Loveit, scheming for revenge, or the beautiful but hard-headed Harriet, who dares Dorimant to woo her in the country, for ‘I know all beyond Hyde Park is a desert to you and that no gallantry can draw you farther’. Dec 01, Dyani added it. Dorimant, a man of wit, convinces the town that through the contraction of a venereal disease he has become impotent.
Oct 08, christine. The story opens with Dorimant addressing a billet-doux to Mrs. Is not this like you? Belinda enters and informs her of a masked woman that Dorimant was seen in public with.
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Men grow dull when they begin to be particular. The women fare no better, being offered for identification Dorimant’s discarded mistress Loveit, scheming for revenge, or the beautiful but hard-headed Harriet, who dares Dorimant to woo her in the country, for ‘I know all beyond Hyde Park is a desert to you and that no gallantry can draw you farther’.
Apr 11, Maxine rated it it was ok. The real question of the play is: Quotes from The Man of Mode. Any London beau would emulate Dorimant, the unconscionable rake who loves ’em and leaves ’em, but he would also secretly fear that he in fact resembled Sir Fopling Flutter, the model of all Restoration fops, in his vanity and affectation.