The Country Wife

The Country Wife

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by William Wycherley
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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:
04/28/1976
Series:
New Mermaids Series

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