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Terry Foreman  •  Link

TARUGO'S WILES; or, the Coffee-house. A comedy by Sir Thomas St. Serfe. Acted at the Duke of York's (James II.) Theatre. 4to. 1668. Great part of the plot of this play is founded on a Spanish comedy called No puede ser; or, It cannot be ; from which, or from the piece before us, Crown has borrowed his Sir Courtly Nice, at least as far as relates to Lord BeUguard and Crack, which extremely resemble Don Patricio and Tarugo in this. Sir Thomas has, in his third act, introduced a coffee-house scene, which is admirably finished. The scene is laid in Madrid. The prologue and epilogue are in prose; the former is dramatic.

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