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"William Wycherley's most famous classic, The Country Wife, has been adapted by Tanika Gupta, one of the country's leading playwrights. This contemporary farce tells the story of twenty-something friends and rivals on their journey through love and liberation." "On his return to London, Hardeep begins broadcasting his newly-invented celibate status, in a bid to attract women keen to re-ignite his passion. With his deception more than successful his endeavours turn to naive country wife Preethi, virgin bride of his rival Alok, in a bid to settle
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"William Wycherley's most famous classic, The Country Wife, has been adapted by Tanika Gupta, one of the country's leading playwrights. This contemporary farce tells the story of twenty-something friends and rivals on their journey through love and liberation." "On his return to London, Hardeep begins broadcasting his newly-invented celibate status, in a bid to attract women keen to re-ignite his passion. With his deception more than successful his endeavours turn to naive country wife Preethi, virgin bride of his rival Alok, in a bid to settle unfinished business between the two former friends." The Country Wife is a fast-paced comedy laced with deception, disguise and lustful behaviour brought about by double standards, adultery and promiscuous living.
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Seventeenth-Century News

"The Country Wife is shown to surpass much Restoration comedy in structural and thematic unity by counterpointing the principals' attitudes on sex and marriage. Although the plot is episodic and portrays multiple sets of lovers, Wycherley succeeds in evolving a 'clear dramatic line.'"—Seventeenth-Century News

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  • ISBN-13: 9780393900354
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/1976
  • Series: New Mermaids Series

Meet the Author

Tiffany Stern is Professor of Early Modern Drama at University College, University of Oxford, UK. She is one of the General Editors of the New Mermaid series, and she has also edited two plays in the series - Sheridan's The Rivals (2004) and Farquhar's The Recruiting Officer (2010).

James Ogden is Editor of She Stoops to Conquer for the New Mermaids series and a former Senior Lecturer in English at Aberystwyth University, UK.

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    Posted November 15, 2011

    Horrible scanned copy

    This is unreadable. Scanned copy has indecipherable letters and words.

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