The Double-Dealer, first performed in 1693, was Congreve's first venture into a new drama, serious and even melodramatic in its main action, satirical in tone, and yet classical in characterisation and structure, which found its full expression in The Way of the World. Sometimes dismissed as a dramatic failure, this edition makes a strong case for The Double-Dealer as a dark yet genuine comedy.
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Young, handsome Mellefont is about to marry Cynthia, daughter of Sir Paul, and the couple is very much in love. Trouble happens because Mellefont's aunt by marriage, Lady Touchwood, is also in love ... Read full review