Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan (1751 – 1816) Was An Irish Satirist; A Playwr ...
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Description: Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan (1751 – 1816) was an Irish satirist; a playwright and poet, and long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. He is known for his plays such as The Rivals, The School for Scandal, The Duenna and A Trip to Scarborough. For thirty-two years he was also a Whig MP in the British House of Commons.