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George Farquhar (1677?–1707)

Farquhar, George. An Irish playwright (1677?–1707). On leaving Dublin University he joined a troop of players, but quitted the stage before long, having accidentally stabbed to death one of his fellows. He wrote eight comedies which are ranked among the best of the Restoration drama. Among them are: ‘Love and a Bottle’ (1699); ‘The Constant Couple’ (1699), and its sequel ‘Sir Harry Wildair’ (1701); ‘The Recruiting Officer’ (1706); ‘The Beaux’ Stratagem’ (1707).