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The Man of Mode - Dalhousie Theatre Production


"Forms and ceremonies, the only things that uphold quality and greatness, are now shamefully laid aside and neglected." So complains the fashionable charmer Dorimant, but with biting irony. For in this early comedy of manners from Restoration England, appearance matters more than truth; style matters more than substance; and, above all, social success depends on the ability to manipulate language. In this world of surfaces, disguises, and inconstancy, it is only through wit that George Etherege's men and women can remake themselves and find their true place in society.