She Stoops to Conquer:
She Stoops to Conquer is a comedy of manners and was first performed in London in 1773. Written by Irishman Oliver Goldsmith, it remains one of the best examples of 18th century laughing comedy. The play is about Kate Hardcastle, a clever, young lady, who poses as a servant girl to win the heart of a young gentleman too shy to court ladies of his own class. Meanwhile, Tony Lumpkin and Constance Neville conspire to NOT get married so that he may gain his inheritance and she can marry her love, Hastings. Many delightful deceits and hilarious turns of plot are played out before the strategies of Kate Hardcastle and her friend Constance Neville conclude and the women.