Miss in Her Teens

Miss in Her Teens

DVD - 2014
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Sir Simon Loveit, a widower, wishes to marry Miss Biddy. His son, Captain Bob, however has already won her heart under the alias of Rhodophil, before he went to war in Flanders. On his return, Captain Bob discovers, courtesy of his manservant Puff, that Miss has two other suitors, Captain Flash and Mr. Fribble. Puff also discovers that his wife, Tag, who he deserted six months ago, has been having an affair with Sir Simon's manservant, Jasper. After coercing Flash and Fribble into a duelling stand-off, Miss Biddy and Tag watch the ensuing chaos with glee as Captain Bob chases off his rivals. Sir Simon relinquishes his attachment to Miss Biddy, leaving true love to win the day.
Publisher: [Canada] : Distributed by Entertainment One, c2014
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4372 MIS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 70 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Veepea Nov 10, 2014

I wasn't very taken with this, I suppose they were faithful to the original text but that was written in 1747 and is not very clear today. It might have been a bit more enjoyable if they had subtitles. The story wasn't special or funny, and the characters weren't especially likeable. I didn't understand why some of the things were supposed to be funny, it might have been better with more information on the period and context for those of us who are not aficionados of 18th century plays.

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