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.
REAL NAMES 12He was born Ronald William Wycherley
in Liverpool on April 17, 1940, and his hits included Halfway to Paradise and Last Night Was Made for Love.
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.