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Wycherley, William 1640-1716

Overview
Works: 521 works in 2,288 publications in 5 languages and 36,741 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  Comedies of manners  Records and correspondence  Portraits  History  Bawdy plays 
Subject Headings: Dramatists, English--Early modern  Poets, English--Early modern 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor
Classifications: PR3774, 822.4
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The country wife by William Wycherley( Book )

181 editions published between 1675 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A restoration comedy about a deceitful playboy who starts a rumor that he is a eunuch in order to gain the company of the ladies. His plan works well until he encourages the country wife of a jealous husband. This is a comedy of manners which paints an unflattering picture of the worldly hypocrites, would-be wits and fools who infested London in the late 17th century
The plain dealer by William Wycherley( Book )

64 editions published between 1677 and 2012 in English and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The plain-dealer : a comedy, as it is acted at the Theatre Royal by William Wycherley( Book )

152 editions published between 1667 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Wycherley : a biography by William Wycherley( Book )

49 editions published between 1715 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of William Wycherley by William Wycherley( Book )

19 editions published between 1896 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'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
The complete plays of William Wycherley by William Wycherley( Book )

26 editions published between 1900 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The country-wife : a comedy acted at the Theatre-Royal by William Wycherley( Book )

101 editions published between 1675 and 2010 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restoration comedy( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love in a wood, or, St. James's Park : a comedy by William Wycherley( Book )

62 editions published between 1672 and 2011 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First edition. "As it is acted at the Theatre Royal by His Majesties servants. Includes errata. Includes untitled song without music. Reproduction of original in Cambridge University Library. (marc) 13725346. (stc) Woodward & McManaway 1329. (stc) Wing W3747. (stc) Arber's Term cat. I, 87. (vid) 101584. (DLPS) A67201.0001.001. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A67201.0001.001. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/text/accesspolicy.html. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at eebotcp-info@umich.edu for further information or permissions
The dramatic works of Wycherley, Congreve, Vanbrugh, and Farquhar : with biographical and critical notices by William Wycherley( Book )

55 editions published between 1831 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete plays by William Wycherley( Book )

11 editions published between 1923 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love in a wood ; The gentleman dancing-master ; The country wife ; The plain dealer by William Wycherley( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Letters upon several occasions by John Dennis( Book )

20 editions published between 1696 and 1979 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduction of original in Huntington Library. Errata: p. [1] at end. Advertisement: p. [2] at end. (marc) 12320804. (stc) Wing D1033. (vid) 59473. (DLPS) A35671.0001.001. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A35671.0001.001. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/text/accesspolicy.html. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at eebotcp-info@umich.edu for further information or permissions. Letter-writing -- Early works to 1800. Dryden, John, 1631-1700. Wycherley, William, 1640-1716
The gentleman dancing-master : a comedy, as it is acted by Their Majesties servants by William Wycherley( Book )

37 editions published between 1693 and 1980 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miscellany poems: as satyrs, epistles, love-verses, songs, sonnets, etc. by William Wycherley( Book )

24 editions published between 1704 and 1706 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The country wife : a comedy by David Garrick( Book )

31 editions published between 1777 and 2005 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The country girl, a comedy, (altered from Wycherley) by David Garrick( Book )

19 editions published between 1766 and 1771 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays written by Mr. William Wycherley. Containing The plain dealer, The country wife, Gentleman dancing master, Love in a wood by William Wycherley( Book )

20 editions published between 1725 and 1731 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gentleman dancing-master : a comedy, acted at the Theatre-Royal. Written by Mr. Wycherley by William Wycherley( Book )

16 editions published between 1673 and 1733 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love in a wood : or, St. James's-Park. A comedy, acted at the Theatre-Royal. Written by Mr. Wycherley by William Wycherley( Book )

12 editions published between 1725 and 1733 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The plays of William Wycherley
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English (1,022)

German (2)

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The plain dealerWilliam Wycherley : a biographyThe plays of William WycherleyLove in a wood, or, St. James's Park : a comedyLove in a wood ; The gentleman dancing-master ; The country wife ; The plain dealerWilliam Wycherley and the comedy of fearThe feminist voices in Restoration comedy : the virtuous women in the play-worlds of Etherege, Wycherley, and Congreve