'''''The School for Scandal''''' is a comedy of manners written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. It was first performed in London at Drury Lane Theatre on May 8, 1777. With principal themes of "the deceptive nature of appearances, the fickleness of reputation, [and] the often disreputable guises behind which goodness and honesty can conceal itself," it has been noted that "The play remains to this day a crowd-pleaser and one of the standard repertory pieces in our dramatic literature."
!!This play contains examples of:
* {{Farce}}
* {{Golddigger}} - Lady Teazle appears to be this.
* GossipyHens - the eponymous School for Scandal is this, particularly Mrs. Candour.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold - Charles
* MeaningfulName - Charles and Joseph '''Surface''' have been misjudged by their appearance, Lady Sneerwell is a malicious scandalmonger, Mrs Candour pretends to be friends with those that she spreads rumours about ... almost every character has a meaningful name, as befits a comedy of manners.