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"The Country Wife and Other Plays by William Wycherley

"The Country Wife and Other Plays by William Wycherley

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William Wycherley's comedies are admired for their satirical wit, farcical humour, and social criticism. This volume offers his complete dramatic works in a modern-spelling edition, with detailed annotation and a scholarly introduction. Includes: Love in a Wood; The Gentleman Dancing-Master; The Country Wife; The Plain Dealer

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Wycherley's four comedies are admired for their satirical wit, farcical humour, vivid characterization, and social criticism.Love in a Wood, a lively comedy of intrigue, established him as a brilliant new dramatist.The Gentleman Dancing-Master, in contrast, disappointed contemporary audiences, but the central relationship between Hippolyta and Gerrard features an original and sympathetic study of a young woman's attitudes and feelings. The Country Wife is a sharp but also highly amusing attack on social and sexual hypocrisy. The Plain Dealer, a powerful dramatic satire loosely based on Moliere's Le Misanthrope, continues and enlarges Wycherley's assault on greed and corruption. Under the General Editorship of Michael Cordner of the University of York, the texts of the plays have been newly edited and are presented with modernized spelling and punctuation. In addition, there is a scholarly introduction, a note on staging, and detailed annotation.

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SKU GOR003230237
Title "The Country Wife and Other Plays
Author By (author) William Wycherley
Contributor Edited by Peter Dixon
Condition GOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Oxford University Press
Year Published 1998
Page Number 528
ISBN 0192834541
ISBN13 9780192834546
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
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Note This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
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