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The Country Wife and Other Plays By William Wycherley

The Country Wife and Other Plays

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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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The Country Wife and Other Plays by William Wycherley

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. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Peter Dixon, now retired, was formerly Chair of English at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. He has also edited Farquhar's The Recruiting Officer in World's Classics.

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Love in a Wood ; The Gentleman Dancing-Master ; The Country Wife ; The Plain Dealer

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GOR003995539
The Country Wife and Other Plays by William Wycherley
William Wycherley
Oxford World's Classics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2008-11-13
528
0199555184
9780199555185
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