Speed the Plough

Definition

Theater

  • A sentimental comedy by the British playwright Thomas Morton(c. 1764 - 1838), first performed in 1800. The play ismainly remembered for the unseen character Mrs Grundy, whobecame a popular symbol of rigid middle-class respectability. Themain plot centres on Sir Philip Blandford, who mistakenly thinks hehas killed his own brother.

    The US dramatist David Mamet also wrote a play withthe title Speed-the-Plow (1988).

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