A play -- unusually for him, especially since it's not just a play format, but to be acted.
It's at the home of this marvelous Duke. A doctor came to consult, and to ask the Duke to subscribe to his campaign against the proposed model public house. A clergyman, new to town, came to asked him to subscribe to his campaign for it. Result?
Smith. [Turning eagerly to the Doctor.] But this is rather splendid. The Duke's given £50 to the new public-house.
Hastings. The Duke is very liberal.
Doctor. [Examining his cheque.] Very. But this is rather curious. He has also given £50 to the league for opposing the new public-house.
Hastings. The Duke is very liberal-minded.
And he has a niece who sees fairies, hwoever much the doctor objects to her doing it in England instead of her native Ireland, and a nephew, her brother, who just returned from America. The Duke decides to bring in a conjuror to entertain them. And from that, the action of the play springs, turning on a mistaken identity, the nephew's certainty that he knows all the tricks, something the conjuror was messed up with in the past, a problem in the family, and much more.
A number of startling revelations.