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The country wife.

The country wife.

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Written in English


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ContributionsFichandler, Zelda, 1924-, Wycherley, William, 1640-1716., Arena Stage (Organization : Washington, D.C.), Richard L. Coe Theater Programs Collection (Library of Congress)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN2093 .C64 1995 no. C169
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23400513M
LC Control Number2009439652

The resourceful hero of The Country Wife is Horner, the scourge of stupid husbands and the hope of unhappy wives. Through a single simple ruse Horner helps one woman after another settle accounts with a foolish spouse. Margery, the country wife, upsets his plans when she learns the manners of the city and begins to apply them herself. The Regents Restoration Drama text is based on the first /5(6). Margery, the country wife of the title, represents a state of rustic innocence that contrasts strongly with the sophistication of the town. She has no natural inclination for deceit, and thus she composes what Horner calls “the first love-letter that ever was without flames, darts, fates, destinies, lying and dissembling in’t”; she takes Author: William Wycherly.

Considered too obscene to be staged in its original form for nearly years, William Wycherley's bawdy comedy tells the tale of Mr Horner - a notorious rake who spreads the false rumour that he is impotent in order to gain free access to other men's wives. When he meets the young, innocent Margery. THE Country-Wife, A COMEDY, Acted at the THEATRE ROYAL. Front matter Indignor quicquam reprehendi, non quia crassè Compositum illepidéve putetur, sed quia nuper: Nec veniam Antiquis, sed honorem & præmia posci. Horat. PROLOGUE, spoken by Mr. Hart. Poets like Cudgel'd Bullys, never do At first, or second blow, submit to you;File Size: KB.

The Country Wife: Wycherley, William, Stern, Tiffany: Books - Skip to main content. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders Try Prime Cart. Books Go Search Hello Select your address /5(12). The Social Perception of Innocence in the City Versus in the Country Pinchwife imagines the country as a place of innocence and the city as one of wickedness. The title is a pun on the first syllable of the word “country,” implying that his purpose of finding any wife is to use her as an [ ].


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The Country Wife is a romp and a farce and a classic of restoration comedy, very typical of the genre. The usual themes are there: the rake or Casanova, the insanely jealous husband, the "innocent" wife who uses her "innocence" as a stratagem/5.

THE COUNTRY WIFE is particularly famous, or infamous, for the so-called "China Scene." Horner claims to have extensive knowledge of the china collected by fashionable ladies, and this provides them with an excuse to visit his rooms to discuss china.4/5(27).

What also irritates me is the title is "Country Wife". This main character was needy, clingy, fragile, and way to dependent on men. First coming unhinged with a father's death that she runs off and marries a farmer and away from an unfeeling mother.4/4(17). The Country Wife is face-paced, Restoration comedy that focuses on adult drama and is a controversial play The country wife.

book criticizes society and turns it into a satire. The translated version by James Ogden offers a detailed introduction that helps the reader see it in its original context/5.

The Country Wife is a Restoration comedy written in by William Wycherley. A product of the tolerant early Restoration period, the play reflects an aristocratic and anti- Puritan ideology, and was controversial for its sexual explicitness even in its own ters: Mr.

Horner, Mr. Harcourt, Mr. Pinchwife. One of the most notorious Restoration comedies in existence, William Wycherley’s The Country Wife is a lively and riotous exploration of courtly and city life in the seventeenth century, which was rife with unremitting sexual intrigue and conquest. For the basis of his plot, Wycherley here borrows heavily from the work of Molière, but.

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THE BREAKUP EFFECT. NEVER LETTING GO. THE OAK TREE. THE CHOICE NOT TAKEN. STILL LIFE, Book. The Country Wife is a good example of this with its morally ambiguous conclusion. English Restoration playwrights, such as George Etherege and John Dryden, also celebrated the masculine, libertine ideals of the period and portrayed real-life Restoration celebrities as characters in their work.

The resourceful hero of The country wife is Horner, the scourge of stupid husbands and the hope of unhappy wives. Through a single simple ruse Horner helps one woman after another settle accounts with a foolish spouse. Margery, the country wife, upsets his plans when she learns the manners of the city and begins to apply them herself.

At Pinchwife’s house, his young wife, Margery, complains to Alithea that Pinchwife will not let her go out and enjoy the town. She tells Alithea that she loved going to the theatre the night before and found the actors extremely handsome. Download The Country Wife free in PDF & EPUB format.

Download William Wycherley's The Country Wife for your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile. The Country Wife, based on a compilation of Molière’s The School for Husbands (), The School for Wives (), and Terence’s The Eunuch ( BCE), is about marriage, infidelity, and male friendship.

Harry Horner, an infamous womanizer, enlists his doctor to spread the false rumor that Horner has become impotent to convince other men to. Pshaw, that's all one, that grave circumspection in marrying / [] a Country Wife, is like refusing a deceitful pamper'd / Smithfield Jade, to go and be cheated by a Friend in the / Country.

/ Mr. Pin. [Aside. A Pox on him and his Simile. The Country Wife William WYCHERLEY ( - ) One of the most notorious Restoration comedies in existence, William Wycherley’s The Country Wife is a lively and riotous exploration of courtly and city life in the seventeenth century, which was rife with unremitting sexual intrigue and conquest.

The Country Wife by William Wycherley was published in and premiered the same year at the Theatre Royal in London. It is classified in English literature as a Restoration comedy. The term. The Country-Wife, comedy of manners in five acts by Restoration dramatist William Wycherley, performed and published in It satirizes the sexual duplicity of the aristocracy during the reign of Charles II.

Popular for its lively characters and its double entendres, the bawdy comedy was occasionally vilified for immorality.

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The Country Wife has provoked powerfully mixed reactions over the years. The seventeenth century libertine king Charles II saw it twice, and is said to have joined the 'dance of the cuckolds' at the end of one performance; the eighteenth century actor-playwright David Garrick declared it 'the most licentious play in the English language'; the.

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