The consequence of Sheridan's systematic disentangling of the two in The School for Scandal is a reinvestment in the power of ridicule and abjection, inevitably directed at the single figure with a proper name, Miss Letitia Piper or Sir Peter Teazle
or Moses the Jew.
, "Society Chat," San Francisco Chronicle, October 13, 1907.
Production acquires an even sharper edge when Teazle
, Maria's guardian, takes the stage and engages in battle with his younger, social-climbing wife, Lady Teazle
(18)For instance, in 2.3, after Sir Oliver Surface gets Rowley's full report of developments in his absence, Sir Oliver, "~looking out~," sees Sir Peter Teazle
for the first time since his return.
Only three other stallions have achieved the feat - Sir Peter Teazle
, Waxy and Cyllene - all of whom were born in the 18th and 19th centuries.
"Horse Heroes" will showcase the family's paintings of legendary horses, including former Derby winners such as Sir Pete Teazle
, Hyperion and Sansovino, as well as work by Sir Alfred Munnings and John Wootton.
Lord Derby had to wait until 17S7 to gain his first success with Sir Peter Teazle
, and in those early days it was the third Earl of Egremont who had the biggest triumphs winning five Derbys between 17S2 and 1826.
You only have to remember all the fuss in Sheridan's delicious play, The School for Scandal, when Lady Teazle
is discovered by her husband hiding behind the screens in Joseph Surface's bachelor apartments.
The evil schemes of the envious Baron Ganelon threaten their love, but they'll get by with a little help from the wily wood sprite Puck and a feisty fairy called Teazle
Ken plays Sir Peter Teazle
, a bachelor in his 50s who marries a young woman (Emma Fielding) who he thinks he'll be able to control.
Although resembling Congreve in having satirical wit so brilliant and general that it does not always distinguish one character from another, The School for Scandal does contain two subtle portraits, Joseph Surface and Lady Teazle
. Sheridan's flair for stage effect was again demonstrated in a delightful prose and verse satire on stage conventions, Critic, The (1781; produced 1779).
More consequential winners at that age were two of her products by Swynford in Ferry, who won the 1,000 Guineas, and Sansovino, who became the first Derby winner in the Derby colours since Sir Peter Teazle
scored for the 12th earl in 1787.