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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Fopling appears and almost uncovers Dorimant but the latter leaves to meet Belinda. Feb 19, Meghan rated it liked it Shelves: For her, the play ends happily; she and Young Bellair are joined.

Want to Read saving…. New York, New York: Loveit has encouraged the affections of Sir Fopling; in a pretended state of jealousy, he leaves.

To view it, click here. But the rest was funny and the people really came to life on the page. Overall, move was not my favorite play ever.

The Man of Mode by George Etherege

Aug 16, Nitin Chauhan rated it really liked it Shelves: Instead of continuing to make use of her equalizing wit, Harriet abandons the notion of pressing Dorimant further regarding his sincerity, trust, and honesty.

Medley had promise, but his wit quickly fizzled out.

Woodvill chides Dorimant and his reputation in front of him, not seeing through his disguise. For those who decide to read this Restoration comedy, allow me to suggest also reading The Libertinea play originally written and performed in the s. What is more interesting to note is that this prose that they make use of is more natural or colloquial rather than that which is meant for mere affectation, the manner in which it was sometimes use in the earlier periods of English literary history.


Belinda enters and informs her of a masked woman that Dorimant was seen in public with. Her true feelings, however, are hidden throughout the entire play.

It’s a restoration comedy about romantic intrigues, but it’s impossible to keep up with who’s who.

The Man of Mode

This edition highlights the very varied critical interpretations to which this rich but episodic comedy has been subject, and makes a case for it as a psychologically astute and brilliantly executed comedy of courtship rituals.

However, Harriet still maintains her wholesome respectability. Nonetheless, Dorimant uncovers her plan. Introduction to The Man of Mode. Unlike Bellinda, she attempts to gain an advantage and does not admit to her gender The Longman Anthology of British Literature: 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.

Early Modern and Renaissance Plays: Feb 16, Claire rated it liked it Shelves: If I didn’t have to read this for university, I probably would have given up on it in the second act.

Loveit, with whom he is having an affair, to lie about his whereabouts. One of the best plays ever written. 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’. Is not this like you?

Dec 30, Ana rated it really liked it Shelves: However, were these productions presenting actresses as autonomous female subjects, which women authors like Aphra Behn described, or were they just making use of the actresses as traditional, oppressed objects?


EngvarB from September Use dmy dates from September Meanwhile, Dorimant and Belinda meet at Lady Townley’s and arrange an imminent meeting. Loveit, on Dorimant’s request, to take a walk on The Mall and be ‘caught’ in the act of flirting with Fopling.

Bellair learns of his father’s arrival, that he lodges in the same place as his Emilia and of his desire for a different match for his son.

Mrs Loveitt is one of the first to fall under his wiles and realise that she desires him. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Dorimant, an impulsive libertine with a good nature, is determining to abandon his current mistress, Mrs. Bellinda is one of those types of women who helps a betraying man out o This is another selection that I had to read for one of my classes. Beau Fop Spark Rake. A Comedy Acted at the Duke’s Theater. May 11, Courtney marked it as to-read Shelves: Young Bellair and Emilia publicly show their love for each other.

May 03, Amy rated it did not like it. Loveit; she says she is aware that he is only faking jealousy to spend time with another woman. No trivia or quizzes yet. Lady Woodvill and Old Bellair rush their children to get married. The Man of Mode by George Etherege. The story opens with Dorimant addressing a billet-doux to Mrs.