Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1815) was an Irish poet and social activist. For a long period of time he was the owner of the London Theatre Royal. His most famous literary works are ‘The Rivals’, ‘The School for Scandal’ and ‘The Duenna’. Richard Sheridan was elected a member of the Parliament from the ‘Whig’ party. He was buried at Poet’s Corner in Westminster Abbey.
‘The School For Scandal’ is a play by Richard Sheridan that was initially performed in 1777. The plot goes round Lady Sneerwell, a woman who was slandered in her youth and who has made intrigues the main course of her life activity.