The Shakespeare Theatre presents A Busy Day by Fanny Burney. A sharply observant satire of society in Regency London, A Busy Day
tells the story of two heiresses, one from old money and one from new, who
wish to marry the same man. Commissioned by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, the
play was written by novelist, playwright and diarist Fanny Burney, who in
her time was more widely read than the author she inspired, Jane Austen.
After lying neglected for nearly 200 years, Burney's work has received new
interest as readers and scholars discover her biting wit and shrewd social
commentary. Directed by David Muse.