William Wycherley

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English playwright noted for his humorous and satirical plays (1640-1716)


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Chadwick also notices this ironic play on the traditional marriage ending in the dance in The Four Plays of William Wycherley (The Hague: Mouton, 1975), 130; as do Harold Weber in The Restoration Rake Hero: Transformations in Sexual Understanding in Seventeenth-Century England (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1986), 68, and John Harwood in Critics, Values and Restoration Comedy (Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1983), 111.
The Country Wife by William Wycherley, Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and, more recently, Tipping The Velvet by Sarah Waters all use disguises as a potent dramatic device.
THIS Restoration period comedy by William Wycherley has been moved forward to the Swinging Sixties by the players, but you are left wondering why.
He may have died 25 years ago yesterday, but the anniversary for the man otherwise known as Ronald William Wycherley still drew a sizeable group of fans paying tribute before his statue at the Pier Head and his grave at Paddington Cemetery, in London's Mill Hill, on Sunday.
LONDON A Theater Royal Haymarket presentation of a play in two acts by William Wycherley.
Early in Pope's career, his engagement with the yard of wit is a matter of constructing a persona to engage and ingratiate himself with older literary men, of bidding for acceptance and status within homosocial networks including such established figures as William Wycherley.
In many Restoration comedies, characters were given emblematic names that sounded nothing like 'normal' names - Sir Fidget, Mr Pinchwife and Mrs Squeamish are some typical examples taken from The Country Wife by William Wycherley.
As Alexander Pope noted, his friend William Wycherley had a fondness for the genre of the mock encomium.
In his notorious A Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage (1698), Collier attacks William Wycherley, John Dryden, William Congreve, Sir John Vanbrugh, and Thomas D'Urfey.
The four comedies of William Wycherley are rough and bitter in tone.