Oliver Goldsmith first published "She Stoops to Conquer" in 1773, but it has been read and performed on stage ever since. Here, you'll find the play, along with critical resources, which should help you in your study of the play. Read on...
by Oliver Goldsmith. Dover. From the publisher: "Charming satire of the sentimental comedies of the day has entertained audiences since 1773. A young lady poses as a serving girl to win the heart of a young gentleman too shy to court ladies of his own class. Many delightful deceits, hilarious turns of plot must be played out before the play concludes happily."
by David Thomas (Editor). St. Martin's Press. From the publisher: "This ideal introduction to the plays and theater of the late 18th century in England, France, and Germany brings together key texts revolving around the themes of sex and class. Textual notes explain unfamiliar terms and allusions, and a full introduction locates the plays within their cultural and political contexts."
3. She Stoops to Conquerby Oliver Goldsmith. Theatre Communications Group. From the publisher: "The best-loved English comedy of the 18th-century mocks the snobbery of London through the manipulations of the country, embodied in Tony Lumpkin. She Stoops to Conquer also celebrates the virtues of 'laughing comedy,' which Goldsmith advocated over the prevalent sentimental forms of his contemporaries. Drama Classics Series."
by Oliver Goldsmith. Norton. Read one of Goldsmith's greatest works, "She Stoops to Conquer," which was his response to sentimental comedy.
by G.S. Rousseau (Editor). Routledge. This book gathers together critical sources about Oliver Goldsmith, including critical essays, documentary materials, a bibliography, comments on his works, and more.
by J. Douglas Canfield (Editor). From the publisher: "In all there are forty-one plays; each is fully annotated and prefaced with an historical introduction. Also included are a general introduction, head-notes for each genre, and a glossary."
7. She Stoops to Conquer, Or, the Mistakes of a Night (Crofts Classics)by Oliver Goldsmith and Katharine Canby Balderston (Editor). Harlan Davidson, Incorporated. This edition of Oliver Goldsmith's famous play, "She Stoops to Conquer," includes an introduction by Katharine C. Balderston. You'll read about the historical significance of the play, along with sources. Also, find a bibliography and a brief chronology.
by by Richard C. Taylor. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. From the publisher: "This study finds in Oliver Goldsmith's early work a compelling narrative of social protest and professional accommodation: the struggle of an anonymous 'hack' with expectations of recognition and fame too unrealistic for survival in a newly forming profession."
9. Poetry and the Drama by Oliver Goldsmith. University Press of the Pacific. Famous for works like "She Stoops to Conquer," Oliver Goldsmith is one of the most famous Irish playwrights of the 18th century. Read more of his works.
10. Selected Writingsby Oliver Goldsmith, John Lucas (Editor). Routledge. From the publisher: "Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), essayist, reviewer, dramatist, novelist, librettist and poet, became one of the most popular authors in that 'age of authors', especially for The Vicar of Wakefield. In this selection of his poetry and prose, John Lucas reconsiders Thackeray's praise of Goldsmith as 'the most beloved of English writers', and reveals him as a more radical, formidable - and Irish - figure..."