lead character. A rake and a scoundrel. He spreads a rumour that he is
impotent so men will leave their wives with him unsupervised. When
they do, he seduces them with ease!
best friend, also a rake. He falls in love with Alithea at first sight
and attempts to seduce her.
Harcourt’s friend. A rake and a trouble maker.
of being cuckholded, he marries a young simple country girl rather
than a city girl. Jealous and paranoid, he regularly locks her in her
room, which only makes her more curious about city life (and city
wealthy fopp. He thinks he is a man about town, but he is actually the
butt of most jokes.
caricature of the aristocracy. A wealthy man who willingly leaves his
wife and sister in Horner’s company.
simple girl who is enraptured with the rife debauchery of the London
only chaste and honest character in the play! She is engaged to
Sparkish, so refuses Harcourt’s advances, despite her feelings.
‘Lady of Quality’ who is obsessed with Horner – once she
discovers he isn’t impotent!
Old Lady Squeamish
prudish old lady who is outraged at the behaviour of the young women.
all, hears all, and can lie through her teeth. She saves the day for
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