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Smith, James Leslie

Works: 11 works in 86 publications in 4 languages and 2,611 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  Drama  History  Poetry  Biography  Bawdy plays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR3774, 822.4
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Most widely held works about James Leslie Smith
Most widely held works by James Leslie Smith
Melodrama by James Leslie Smith( Book )

20 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zhui su le qing jie ju de fa zhan yan bian, lun shu le shan sheng e bai lei, e sheng shan bai lei he kang yi lei qing jie ju de ge ju te se
Victorian melodramas : seven English, French, and American melodramas by James Leslie Smith( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The country wife by William Wycherley( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'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 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. 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
London assurance by Dion Boucicault( Book )

10 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the courtships and disguises of its satirical, farcical characters, 'London Assurance', first performed at Covent Garden, London, in 1841, is a merry parade of wittily constructed skirmishes between love and money, town and country, nature and artifice
Last poetic gems selected from the works of William McGonagall, poet and tragedian by William McGonagall( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 1974 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great McGonagall; poetical pearls from the pen of William McGonagall, poet & tragedian of Dundee by William McGonagall( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.45 (from 0.38 for Melodrama ... to 0.79 for Still more ...)

The country wife
Alternative Names
Smith, James L.

Smith, James Leslie

Smith, James Leslie 1936-

London assurance