The life of Farquhar was full of adventures.—As a student, he was expelled from the college of Dublin, for adventuring profane wit upon a sacred theme, given to him by his tutor for his exercise. As an actor, he forsook the stage in grief and horror, on having unknowingly made use of a real sword, instead of a counterfeit one, by which he wounded a brother performer, with whom he had to fence in a tragedy, nearly to the loss of his life.
As a dramatic writer, Farquhar was eminently successful; and in his military capacity, he was ever honoured and beloved—whether fighting with a great army in Flanders, or recruiting with a small party in Shropshire.
(Mrs Inchbald (In preface to the publication))
Captain Plume, Recruiting Officer: Peter Tucker
Captain Brazen, Recruiting Officer: Negatron
Mr Worthy, a gentleman of Shropshire: TriciaG
Serjeant Kite: ToddHW
Thomas Appletree, recruit: SteveToner
Costar Pearmain, recruit: Zames Curran
Justice Balance: Kristin Gjerløw
Justice Scale: Zames Curran
Justice Scruple: catharmaiden
Bullock, a Country Clown: alanmapstone
Constable: Anna Simon
Servant: John N. Daily
Welsh Collier: Newgatenovelist
Sylvia, daughter to Justice Balance: Beth Thomas
Rose, a Country Wench: Elizabeth Klett
Melinda, a Lady of Fortune: Availle
Lucy, Melinda's Maid: Mary Kay
Stage Directions: MaryAnn
Editor and Coordinator: ToddHW
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