The School for Scandal

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The School for Scandal
Miss Chester As Lady Teazle.jpg
Miss Chester as Lady Teazle, 1828
Written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Characters Lady Teazle
Lady Sneerwell
Moses, etc.
Date of premiere 8 May 1777
Place of premiere Drury Lane Theatre
London, England
Original language English
Subject Gossip
Genre Comedy
Setting London in the 18th century

The School for Scandal is a play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. It is a comedy. It was first acted at the Drury Lane Theatre in London, England on 8 May 1777. Like She Stoops to Conquer and The Rivals, The School for Scandal is a staple of classic English theatre. Samuel Barber wrote an opera based on the play.