THE ENGLISH THEATRE IN EIGHT VOLUMES: CONTAINING The Most Valuable PLAYS Which Have Been Acted on the LONDON STAGE.. INCONSTANT. By Mr. Farzuhar ; LOVE FOR LOVE. By Mr. Congreve ; LOVE MAKES A MAN. By C. Cibber, Esq. ; LYING LOVER. By Sir Rich. Steele ; PROVOKED WIFE. By Sir John Vanbrugh. VOL. V., Volume 5
In this uproarious Restoration comedy, a pair of fellows tasked with the responsibility of recruiting soldiers to bolster the British war effort are preoccupied by their disastrous romantic entanglements. The Recruiting Officer also has the distinction of being the first play ever performed in New York City.
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