The country wife.pdf

The country wife

WYCHERLEY, WILLIAM

`He`s a fool that marries, but he`s a greater fool that does not marry a fool.` This bawdy, hilarious, subversive and wickedly satirical drama pokes fun at the humourless, the jealous, and the adulterous alike. It features a country wife, Margery, whose husband believes she is too naive to cuckold him and an anti-hero, Horner, who pretends to be impotent in order to have unrestrained access to the women keen on `the sport`. A number of licentious and hypocritical women request Horner`s services - the country wife among them. 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 Victorian Macaulay compared it to a skunk, because it was `too filthy to handle and too noisome even to approach`. Twentieth century productions heralded it a Restoration masterpiece. Sexually frank, and as ready to criticise marriage as infidelity, the virtuosity, linguistic energy, brilliant wit, naughtiness and complexity of this ribald play have made it a staple of the modern stage. This student edition contains a lengthy, entirely new introduction, with a background on the author, structure, characters, genre, themes, original staging and performance history, as well as an updated bibliography and a fully annotated version of the playtext. `He`s a fool that marries, but he`s a greater fool that does not marry a fool.` This bawdy, hilarious, subversive and wickedly satirical drama pokes fun at the humourless, the jealous, and the adulterous alike. It features a country wife, Margery, whose husband believes she is too naive to cuckold him and an anti-hero, Horner, who pretends to be impotent in order to have unrestrained access to the women keen on `the sport`. A number of licentious and hypocritical women request Horner`s services - the country wife among them. 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 Victorian Macaulay compared it to a skunk, because it was `too filthy to handle and too noisome even to approach`. Twentieth century productions heralded it a Restoration masterpiece. Sexually frank, and as ready to criticise marriage as infidelity, the virtuosity, linguistic energy, brilliant wit, naughtiness and complexity of this ribald play have made it a staple of the modern stage. This student edition contains a lengthy, entirely new introduction, with a background on the author, structure, characters, genre, themes, original staging and performance history, as well as an updated bibliography and a fully annotated version of the playtext.

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Sofi Voighua

The Country-Wife, A comedy, Acted at the Theatre Royal. Written by Mr. Wycherley London Printed for Thomas Dring [etc.] 1675 [4], 102 p. Preliminaries omitted Play details The country wife. Genre: Comedy. Date first published: 1675. Date first performed: 12 Jan 1675. [Page] THE Country-Wife, A COMEDY, Acted at the THEATRE ROYAL. Front matter Download The Country Wife free in PDF & EPUB format. Download William Wycherley's The Country Wife for your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile

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Mattio Mazios

It features a country wife, Margery, whose husband believes she is too naïve to cuckold him; and an anti-hero, Horner, who pretends to be impotent in order to have unrestrained access to the women keen on 'the sport'. A number of licentious and hypocritical women request Horner's services – the country wife among them.

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Noe Schulzzo

The Country Wife William WYCHERLEY (1641 - 1716) 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.

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Jason Statham

With this original adaptation, Morphic Graffiti thrust William Wycherley’s The Country Wife into the excesses and seductions of late 1920’s London: a city exploding with a heavy mix of jazz, gin and scandalous affairs. Renowned playboy, Harry Horner, has made it …

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Jessica Kolhmann

Dedication. Country Wife Chronicles is dedicated to Gracia Gillming, a loving mentor and friend who showed me what it looked like to live for the glory of God. Graci was a prayer warrior, a constant source of encouragement, and a bold example of faith to many. Context of The Country Wife As a result of political and religious leaders who believed theatre was inherently evil, the English theatre had been closed for 18 years prior to Charles II becoming king.