[Ebook] ↠ The Country Wife Author William Wycherley – Anguillais.us

The Country Wife Cuckolds Like Lovers Should Themselves Deceive So Concludes One Of Wycherley S Most Revived And Much Discussed Plays It Is A Satirical Comedy Sharply Focussed On The Follies, Vices And Hypocrisies Of Restoration London Through Its Central Characters The Desperate Pinchwife His Naive Wife The Sex Obsessed Horner And Lady Fidget S Virtuous Gang Of Town LadiesWycherley S Strong Wit Informs Almost Every Speech And His Alarmingly Familiar Revelations Of Character Leave Us To Draw Our Own Conclusions It Remains A Controversial Play, Admired As Satire Or Farce, Condemned As Immoral And Frivolous, And Appreciated Again As A Serious Work Of Dramatic Art Modern Critics Have Much Debated Its Central Themes, And Question Marks Remain Is Horner Hero Or Villain This Student Edition Contains A Fully Annotated Version Of The Playtext In Modern Spelling The Introduction Includes An Account Of Wycherley S Life And A Detailed Discussion Of The Country Wife S Interpretation And Stage History

[Ebook] ↠ The Country Wife  Author William Wycherley – Anguillais.us
  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • The Country Wife
  • William Wycherley
  • English
  • 11 July 2019
  • 0713632879

    10 thoughts on “[Ebook] ↠ The Country Wife Author William Wycherley – Anguillais.us


  1. says:

    I taught this play on a yearly basis at the end of the first half of English Lit sopho survey, Anglo Saxon to Restorationthan half except to cramped moderns After teaching it for the fifth year, it was performed by our best local Providence, RI theater my school had 25 tickets for students, but would not prioritize my students who had read the play Bizarre, and stupid Only a couple of em managed to get tickets before the staff mostly gobbled em all up Corrupt, too It s a I taught this play on a yearly basis at the end of the first half of English Lit sopho survey, Anglo Saxon to Restorationthan half except to cramped moderns After teaching it for the fifth year, it was performed by our best local Providence, RI theater my school had 25 tickets for students, but would not prioritize my students who had read the play Bizarre, and stupid Only a couple of em managed to get tickets before the staff mostly gobbled em all up Corrupt, too It s a delightful play, and sums up Tory versus Whig for the next century Lady Fidget sugests the Tories, and Pinchwife the country gentleman Whigs Horner yes, horny continues to be slang displays familiar hypocrisies of a president oops, I meant to say, of a pussy grabber In my latest book, there s a dog poet, Wordsworth featured on the cover and interior illus who says, Of many words I have no need, like all those human lies say, where they ve been With one sniff I know, the noser knows Wordsworth would discover what Pinchwife has trouble with And of course, one of the most famous scenes in all Restoration comedy occurs here, with lovers in a room not in a room, exiting and entering


  2. says:

    After a 18 year of Puritan ban on theatrical performances, I can only imagine that a play like this would be a breath of fresh air The Country Wife is filled with energy and wit, displaying three tales of romantic conquest.


  3. says:

    Wycherley has certainly used tremendous wit in each line that his characters speak Beside this, the dialogues have been very carefully arranged to weave a very interesting, witty, entertaining and as it were, a smart plot I personally liked the Alithea Harcourt plot line the most The change in the feelings of both these characters was, for me, channelised in the right direction where this change was symbolic of valorising not just true love but also justice, reason and the courage to be able Wycherley has certainly used tremendous wit in each line that his characters speak Beside this, the dialogues have been very carefully arranged to weave a very interesting, witty, entertaining and as it were, a smart plot I personally liked the Alithea Harcourt plot line the most The change in the feelings of both these characters was, for me, channelised in the right direction where this change was symbolic of valorising not just true love but also justice, reason and the courage to be able to stand for what is right in ones view


  4. says:

    I have very conflicted feelings about this play On the one hand, Restoration comedy isn t usually my thing, and the first half is tedious On the other hand, the plot really catches fire at the top of Act 4, it actually gets really funny, and the ending resolved things much better than I was afraid it would.But There is an incredibly disturbing extended scene in Act 3, in which threats of horrifying domestic violence are played for laughs, and THERE IS NOT ENOUGH NOPE IN THE WORLD TO DESCRIBE I have very conflicted feelings about this play On the one hand, Restoration comedy isn t usually my thing, and the first half is tedious On the other hand, the plot really catches fire at the top of Act 4, it actually gets really funny, and the ending resolved things much better than I was afraid it would.But There is an incredibly disturbing extended scene in Act 3, in which threats of horrifying domestic violence are played for laughs, and THERE IS NOT ENOUGH NOPE IN THE WORLD TO DESCRIBE MY FEELINGS ABOUT THAT.On balance, this isn t terrible for classical comedy But I prefer Sor Juana In s de la Cruz for classical, French door, romantic comedy and mistaken identity hijinks sans disgusting jokes


  5. says:

    A rather funny bit where a man comes to town, tells everyone he s a eunuch, the better to seduce men s wives and have the husbands fear him not There s a passage where one of the wives locks herself in the study that is suuuuuuper double entendre dirty that it s rather surprising it was allowed on the stage Definitely entertaining.


  6. says:

    I would have given a 3.5 stars rate, because it was very funny and the theme is perfect to describe the Restauration, but it was a little too long with loooong scenes and I don t like it so much.


  7. says:

    Horner ist ein Lebemann und liebt zwei Dinge Frauen und Sex Im London des Jahres 1675 sind Aff ren an der Tagesordnung, daher sind die Ehem nner ein wenig paranoid, was die M glichkeit angeht, H rner aufgesetzt zu bekommen Um sich den Zugang zu Frauen zu sichern, denkt sich Horner zusammen mit seinem Arzt Quack eine Geschichte aus, die der Arzt in ganz London verbreitet Horner war in Frankreich, bekam die Pocken und ist nun impotent, ein Eunuch Mit Frauen hat er abgeschlossen.Sir Jasper Fid Horner ist ein Lebemann und liebt zwei Dinge Frauen und Sex Im London des Jahres 1675 sind Aff ren an der Tagesordnung, daher sind die Ehem nner ein wenig paranoid, was die M glichkeit angeht, H rner aufgesetzt zu bekommen Um sich den Zugang zu Frauen zu sichern, denkt sich Horner zusammen mit seinem Arzt Quack eine Geschichte aus, die der Arzt in ganz London verbreitet Horner war in Frankreich, bekam die Pocken und ist nun impotent, ein Eunuch Mit Frauen hat er abgeschlossen.Sir Jasper Fidget findet das lustig und beginnt Horner zu piesacken, indem er ihn zum Babysitter f r seine Frau Lady Fidget und seine Schwester Mrs Dainty bestimmt Die beiden Damen sind zun chst nicht begeistert, was sollen sie mit einem Eunuchen anfangen Horner jedoch macht ihnen bald klar, dass er sich diesen Ruf nur zugelegt hat, um ihre Ehre zu sch tzen Die Party kann also beginnen Pinchwife, ein Bekannter Horners und ein schon eher betagter Geselle, hat eine junge Frau vom Lande geheiratet Er bewacht er seine Frau, schlie t sie ein, verkleidet sie als deren Bruder Alles, nur damit Horner ihm keine H rner aufsetzt Das jedoch ist nur ein Ansporn f r Horner, der das Spiel interessanter macht.Nun beginnt ein Verwirr und Wechselspiel in dem Horner diversen Ehem nnern H rner aufsetzt, Frauen begl ckt und dabei selber als Lustobjekt benutzt wird.Dieses Theaterst ck stammt aus der Restaurationszeit und ist sehr freiz gig So freiz gig, dass es sp ter nur noch in entsch rfter Form auf die B hne kam und selbst in unserem Jahrhundert als teilweise zu skandal s empfunden wurde.Die Idee an sich ist nicht neu Sich als Eunuch auszugeben, um der Lust zu fr nen ist aus einem antiken St ck entlehnt aber dennoch immer noch ganz unterhaltsam.Viel Wortwitz spielt sich zwischen den Zeilen ab in Doppeldeutigkeiten und haufenweise Symbolismus Man sollte wirklich eine Variante mit Fu noten verwenden, die einem diese Witze erkl ren, sonst entgehen sie dem modernen Leser Orangen als Zeichen der Untreue, Porzellan als Zeichen der Unschuld Die Mermaid Edition ist in dieser Hinsicht wirklich gut und hilfreich.Die Geschichte hat auch heute noch ihren Witz und ich kann mir das St ck durchaus in einer modernisierten Variante, verlegt in die 1980er Jahre vorstellen, die Geschichte ist zeitlos und wunderbar hedonistisch


  8. says:

    Funny as all hell Extremely inappropriate though as long as you get the double meanings


  9. says:

    Oh my How wickedly delightful this play was Every other sentence was a double entendre Naughty, fun, and not something you would think to see in a 17th century play Great, quick read.


  10. says:

    Absolutely hysterical The fops, the wittiness, the cross dressing, and all of the fancy, stuck up, refined ladies just had to have their way with Horner, who pretty much screws everybody in the story, despite claiming to have had syphilis To have, in the end, have each of the women he slept with all claim that they had not, and that Horner was impotent was the icing on the cake To keep their puritanical virtue intact, they lied as a group and all lived depressingly ever after, especially Horn Absolutely hysterical The fops, the wittiness, the cross dressing, and all of the fancy, stuck up, refined ladies just had to have their way with Horner, who pretty much screws everybody in the story, despite claiming to have had syphilis To have, in the end, have each of the women he slept with all claim that they had not, and that Horner was impotent was the icing on the cake To keep their puritanical virtue intact, they lied as a group and all lived depressingly ever after, especially Horner

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