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Wycherley, William 1640-1716

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Works: 419 works in 2,128 publications in 5 languages and 35,587 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  Drama  Comedies of manners  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Anecdotes  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 )
508 editions published between 1667 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 5,453 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
The complete plays of William Wycherley by William Wycherley( Book )
170 editions published between 1694 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,219 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
Restoration comedy ( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 540 libraries worldwide
The dramatic works of Wycherley, Congreve, Vanbrugh, and Farquhar : with biographical and critical notices by William Wycherley( Book )
54 editions published between 1831 and 1979 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
The gentleman dancing-master a comedy, as it is acted by Their Majesties servants by William Wycherley( Book )
86 editions published between 1673 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 libraries worldwide
The gentleman dancing-master a comedy by William Wycherley( Book )
20 editions published between 1673 and 1979 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
The complete works of William Wycherley by William Wycherley( Book )
11 editions published between 1924 and 1964 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
Letters upon several occasions by John Dennis( Book )
20 editions published between 1696 and 1979 in English and held by 234 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
Epistles to the King and Duke by William Wycherley( Book )
12 editions published between 1682 and 1982 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
The folly of industry, or, The busy man expos'ed a satyr, address'd to a friend by William Wycherley( Book )
12 editions published between 1704 and 2005 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
The works of the ingenious Mr. William Wycherley : collected into one volume containing Plain-dealer, Country-wife, Gentleman-dancing-master, Love in a wood by William Wycherley( Book )
22 editions published between 1713 and 2005 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
The works of Mr. William Wicherley by William Wycherley( Book )
12 editions published between 1733 and 2005 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
The idleness of business by William Wycherley( file )
12 editions published between 1705 and 2005 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
On His Grace the Duke of Marlborough by William Wycherley( Book )
9 editions published between 1707 and 2005 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
The first modern comedies; the significance of Etherege, Wycherley, and Congreve by Norman Norwood Holland( Book )
4 editions published between 1959 and 1967 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The four plays of William Wycherley : a study in the development of a dramatist by William Rowley Chadwick( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
William Wycherley by Katharine M Rogers( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in Undetermined and held by 4 libraries worldwide
William Wycherley by P. F Vernon( Book )
2 editions published in 1965 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
A critical analysis of the English dramatist and satirist
Complete works by William Wycherley( Book )
3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Brawny Wycherley, first master in English modern comedy by Willard Connely( Book )
1 edition published in 1930 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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English (1,041)
German (5)
French (5)
Irish (1)
Dutch (1)
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