The country wife
The resourceful hero of The Country Wife is Horner, the scourge of stupid husbands and the hope of unhappy wives. Through a single simple ruse Horner helps one woman after another settle accounts with a foolish spouse. Margery, the country wife, upsets his plans when she learns the manners of the city and begins to apply them herself.
The Regents Restoration Drama text is based on the first edition of 1675, the last edition to enjoy Wycherley’s attention. By the time the second edition appeared he was in prison for debt, having enjoyed too much of his success at the royal court.
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Review: The Country WifeUser Review - Brian - Goodreads
William Wycherley, mid 17th - early 18th century playwright, weaves a tale of deception, lies, sex, ignorance, and assumed innocence! Take your time with this one, and try to pick up all the little ... Read full review
Review: The Country WifeUser Review - MI Lastman - Goodreads
I was an on stage musician for about 35 performances or so of this work at Stratford in Ontario. Sometimes a play will grow on one over time but with this work I found the cynicism wearing. The performance was, as one would expect for the venue, outstanding. Read full review