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The plays of William Wycherley / edited by Peter Holland.

; Holland, Peter, 1951-
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1981.
ISBN 9780521298803, 9780521232500, 0521232503, 0521298806

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
LIB stacks
PR3771 .H65 Available Request
Mullen Library stacks
PR3771 .H6 1981 Available Request
Lauinger stacks
PR3771 .H652 1981 Available Request
Standard Title Plays
Other Authors Holland, Peter, 1951-
Description xvi, 492 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Copyright Date 1981.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Summary 'Mr Wycherley is universally allowed the first place among the English comic poets who have writ since Ben Jonson. His Plain-Dealer is the best comedy that ever was composed in any language.' Yet in spite of the extreme praise many of his contemporaries accorded to his work, William Wycherley (1641-1715) is now only remembered for one play, The Country Wife. Even though The Country Wife is frequently performed by both amateur and professional companies (including a production at the National Theatre in 1977), Wycherley's three other plays, Love in a Wood, The Gentleman Dancing-Master and The Plain-Dealer, are rarely read and even more rarely performed. But Wycherley's satire is as sharp now as ever and his revelation of the follies and crimes of his society is still both wickedly funny and savagely perceptive.
Genre Comedies.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)ocm10483889
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Wycherley, William, 1640-1716.
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