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  The Country Wife - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Country Wife is a Restoration comedy written in 1675 by William Wycherley.
Between 1753 and 1924, The Country Wife was considered too outrageous to be performed at all and was replaced on the stage by David Garrick's cleaned-up and bland version The Country Girl, now a forgotten curiosity.
During its long banishment from the stage, The Country Wife continued a shadowy existence in the form of David Garrick's cleaned-up version The Country Girl (1766), where Margery is a virgin and Horner her romantic lover.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Country_Wife   (3476 words)

  
 User:Bishonen/WIP The Country Wife - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Country Wife is a Restoration comedy from 1675 by William Wycherley.
Between 1753 and 1924, The Country Wife was considered too outrageouos to be performed at all and was replaced on the stage by David Garrick's The Country Girl, a cleaned-up version without the impotence trick and with the young heroine virtuous and unmarried.
The Country Wife is of a neater construction than most Restoration comedies, but is typical of its time and place in having three sources and three plots.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/User:Bishonen/WIP_The_Country_Wife   (3369 words)

  
 GradeSaver: The Country Wife Essay: Let it be Decieved: Deception in The Country Wife and The Conscious Lovers
The Country Wife is a typical stage comedy; most of the characters, including the protagonist, are humorous, flawed people who wish to hide their faults from others.
Pinchwife, for example, makes his wife sit with the prostitutes in the theatre, so that nobody will think her married to him, and that is precisely when Horner first sees her.
The characters in The Country Wife may be unscrupulous, and we may be so for laughing at them, but the play teaches us to expect no better of ourselves.
www.gradesaver.com /classicnotes/titles/wife/essay1.html   (1455 words)

  
 Auditions for "Sand Mountain," "The Country Wife"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Auditions for "The Country Wife" will be held Thursday, Aug. 30, in Memorial Theatre, building 35 on the campus of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center; callbacks, if necessary, are planned for Friday, Aug. 31, at the same time and location.
"The Country Wife," written in 1675 by William Wycherley, is the play that marked the beginning of the great period of Restoration comedy.
It is a witty and pointed commentary on the roles of husband and wife, love and lust, honor and class.
www.etsu.edu /news/20010190.htm   (276 words)

  
 The Country Wife at USC
Pinchwife has married a much younger woman from the country, thinking that she will have simple tastes and will not be blinded by dissolute London and its court.
First performed in London in 1675, The Country Wife was later considered lewd and wasn't performed for about 200 years.
The language in The Country Wife is both very dense and very entertaining because of its wit, said Sarah Barker, theatre faculty member and movement coach for USC's production.
www.sc.edu /usctimes/articles/2006-01/country_wife.html   (553 words)

  
 The Country Wife   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Country Wife is also a staff employee at Dartmouth College where she was working as Academic Assistant in Off Campus Programs until she was stricken with fibromyalgia and Lyme disease.
She is a wife, mother of five growing/grown children, graduate of Brigham Young University in 1972 and of Dartmouth College in 1995.
Some of her greatest interests, besides her immediate family and friends, are: genealogical research for self and others (The Genealogy Hound), teaching CES Institute of Religion classes to Latter-day Saint students at Dartmouth, sewing and quilt making, computer exploration of the world, and a healthy living regimen.
www.dartmouth.edu /~paccpage   (251 words)

  
 Country Cops Wife   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
No matter if the call was genuine or not, it invariably woke my wife and of course disturbed her sleep for the rest of the night.
Of course my wife would be required to help settle them, and feed them for the period they were in my house.
For many years, the wife of a serving Police Officer in small country towns has simply been expected to be there.
www.heartcreators.net /darkblueknight/countrycopswife.html   (1196 words)

  
 The Country Wife mainstage theatre and dance
Among the cast and crew preparing for this month’s production of "The Country Wife" at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point are 30 student designers and technicians involved with constructing costumes, wigs and accessories for a large roster of actors.
Under the guiding hand of head designer Susan Sherwin, assistant professor of theatre and dance, the students are producing costumes for about 20 actors appearing in the Restoration Period (late 1600s) comedy by William Wycherley, directed by Department of Theatre and Dance Chair Ken Risch.
"The Country Wife is a comedy of wit with elements of satire.
www.uwsp.edu /news/pr/scCountyWife.htm   (580 words)

  
 The Country Wife   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Many plays at the time, including his, were denounced for (as Collier put it) "their smuttiness of Expression," "their Swearing, Profaneness, and Lewd Application of Scripture," "their Abuse of the Clergy," and "their making their top Characters Libertines, and giving them success in their Debauchery." Sounds like a good way to spend a Saturday night.
Pinchwife, a sour gentleman, has a pretty new wife from the country, and Horner decides to seduce the innocent new wife out from under Pinchwife’s nose—and so he does, in time.
But first, his friend Sparkish’s new fiancée falls for a third friend, Harcourt; she believes that Sparkish’s lack of jealousy is a sign of his high regard for her, but she finds out it is really a sign of his over-inflated male ego.
www.oobr.com /top/volNine/nineteen/1214country.htm   (501 words)

  
 Stevens Point Journal - 'Country Wife' presents wardrobe challenge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A bevy of periwigs, a selection of waistcoats with multi-button festoons and high-heel shoes for men are keeping 30 student designers and technicians busy preparing for the opening Friday of "The Country Wife" at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Under the guiding hand of head designer Susan Sherwin, assistant professor of theater and dance, the students are producing costumes for about 20 actors appearing in the Restoration Period (late 1600s) comedy by William Wycherley.
"'The Country Wife' is a comedy of wit with elements of satire," Risch said.
www.wisinfo.com /journal/spjentertainment/298442566476747.shtml   (494 words)

  
 The Country Wife - Wikiquote
The Country Wife English Restoration comedy from 1675 by William Wycherley
Her lover, while he adores her beauty, is too honest a man to abuse the confiding tenderness of a creature so charming and inexperienced.
Wycherley takes this plot into his hands; and forthwith this sweet and graceful courtship becomes a licentious intrigue of the lowest and least sentimental kind, between an impudent London rake and the idiot wife of a country squire.
en.wikiquote.org /wiki/The_Country_Wife   (1352 words)

  
 The Farmer's Wife ~ Original Primitive & Country Craft Patterns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
All my country and primitive patterns are ORIGINAL patterns, made to be fun and easy to complete - but do not hesitate to e-mail me if you have any questions!
You may notice that I am rather partial to the Fall and Winter seasons by the larger selection of primitive fall and country winter patterns.
These seasons seem to be the most festive, and are therefore the inspiration for most of my primitive wood craft designs.
www.farmers-wife.com   (156 words)

  
 The Country Wife - University of Nebraska Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
"The Country Wife is shown to surpass much Restoration comedy in structural and thematic unity by counterpointing the principals' attitudes on sex and marriage.
The resourceful hero of The Country Wife is Horner, the scourge of stupid husbands and the hope of unhappy wives.
Margery, the country wife, upsets his plans when she learns the manners of the city and begins to apply them herself.
www.nebraskapress.unl.edu /bookinfo/2125.html   (189 words)

  
 The Country Wife   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Margery Pinchwife, a country girl, has been brought up to London by her aging, jealous husband, anxious to protect her from the city's rakes, fops, and philanderers.
Sidney Fortner (Lady Fidget) was splendid; her every movement, smile, and gesture with fan were pure Restoration comedy.
Tanya Clarke (the Country Wife) was also fine; her letter-writing scene with her husband was just right.
www.oobr.com /top/volFour/eight/0215wife.html   (441 words)

  
 literature online, Full text
A Mistress shou'd be like a little Country retreat near / the Town, not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night / and away; to tast the Town the better when a Man returns.
Nay, you Country Gentlemen rather than not purchase, / will buy any thing, and he is a crackt title, if we may quibble: / Well, but am I to give thee joy, I heard thou wert marry'd.
A walking, hah, ha; Lord, a Country Gentlewomans / leasure is the drudgery of a foot-post; and she requires as / much airing as her Husbands Horses.
publish.uwo.ca /~shroyer/authors/Wycherley/texts/country_wife.html   (13516 words)

  
 "The Country Wife"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
JOHNSON CITY — The East Tennessee State University Division of Theatre continues its 2001-2002 season with "The Country Wife" by William Wycherley.
All performances will be held at the VA Memorial Theatre on the grounds of the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home.
"The Country Wife," written in 1675, is considered to be one of the greatest of the English Restoration comedies and "a witty and pointed commentary on the roles of husband and wife, love, lust, honor and class."
www.etsu.edu /news/20010303.htm   (360 words)

  
 'Country Wife' roars with funny innuendos, dynamic characters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
To a more liberal crowd it is absolutely hilarious, each crass comment a godsend.
Chock full of sexual innuendoes, breast fondling and hip gyrations, "The Country Wife" shows a tale of infidelity that will not soon be forgotten.
However, it cannot be reprinted without the express written permission of Student Publications Inc., Kansas State University.
collegian.ksu.edu /issues/v100/sp/n136/a-e-Country-wife-hake.html   (472 words)

  
 The Country Wife
Sex is the thrusting force behind all of The Country Wife's cleverly intertwined plot strands, which together explore the romantic entanglements of a group of wealthy characters in sordid post-Puritanism London.
The eponymous country wife Margery, (sympathetically played by Esme Patey-Ford) is brought to town by her possessive and cruel husband Pinchwife - an amusing but not very threatening portrayal by David Wood - who is farcically desperate to prevent her from being won over by Horner.
In a diverting side plot Harcourt (a likeable James Thomas) attempts to woo Alithea (Anne Dowland) away from her ridiculously foppish fiancée Sparkish, played with supremely irritating Rik Mayall-esque relish by Alexander Runchman in a big pink wig.
www.dailyinfo.co.uk /reviews/theatre/wife.htm   (422 words)

  
 The Country Wife Q & A
To my knowledge there was no term for the wife of an adulterer other than "wife." Legally it was acceptable for a man to have extramarital affairs, but it was grounds for divorce (or worse) if a wife did so.
He's also critiquing the merchant class, country bumpkins, society in general, men and women in general.
If a wife was lucky, she was treated well.
www.u.arizona.edu /~atinkham/TCW.html   (2344 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Court Lady & Country Wife: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Buy Court Lady and Country Wife with Lady Franklin's Revenge: A True Story of Ambition,...
Canadian historian Betcherman dwells particularly on Lucy's charms, as sources praising her are abundant.
The author is less generous to Dorothy, trusting too much in the sometimes bitter assessments of her husband and offering no hint of whether his taking loans with interest from his wife was unusual.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0002007894   (430 words)

  
 Country wife, computer widow
I'm the "Wife" refered to by Dr. Synonymous.
It's been a long day and I'm blogging to avoid doing dishes, laundry and any other sundery chores.
I got severely irritated with some behavioral problems on the behalf of my coworkers and a child in the classroom today.
cydira.blogspot.com   (3305 words)

  
 Country Wife   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Horner says that the doctor has healed him all of a sudden, he means that he was castrated.
Horner does this is because he does not want a wife of his own.
Instead he wants to sleep with married women, so he can be commitment free.
www.ilstu.edu /~samorto2/drama/students/michelle/countrywife7.htm   (242 words)

  
 Glasgow Citizens Theatre - The Country Wife   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In Glasgow we have been enjoying a Citizens Theatre season of period comedy with two famous plays running in repertoire.
One, The Country Wife, might be said to epitomise the Restoration (though Philip Prowse has updated the costumes some 20 years or so) and the other, The Importance of Being Earnest is the quintessence of the fin-de-siecle.
They are alike in this; that their very artificiality is in itself a pungent comment on the manners and morals of the period in question.
members.aol.com /citzsite/citz/gcwife.htm   (291 words)

  
 The Country Wife - Cambridge University Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It will include writing in English from various genres and differing times.
The Country Wife by William Wycherley is edited by Ken Bush, Denefield School, Reading.
Distinctive style of editing which is supportive, yet flexible Edited by teachers for students
www.cambridge.org /catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521565812   (108 words)

  
 The Country Wife   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Wycherley's rakes could have been dressed by one of today's more outré designers, but in gesture and tone they are pure restoration fops"
In 1997, The Touring Partnership produced Wycherley's The Country Wife.
Mounted at Plymouth Theatre Royal, the show toured for three months to widespread critical acclaim.
www.centrelinenet.com /coun.html   (215 words)

  
 Country wife at ezifriends   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 Country Wife tickets - Country Wife information - New York
Country Wife tickets - Country Wife information - New York
The accent's on bawdy fun in Love Creek's production of William Wycherley's hysterical, sexually saturated Country Wife.
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www.theatermania.com /content/show.cfm/show/19264   (124 words)

  
 University of Michigan Library Name Resolver Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bibliographic information is provided to confirm the link.
Title: Wycherley: The Country Wife (1675): a machine-readable transcript
Availability: Copyright (c) 1994-1995 Chadwyck-Healey, Inc. Do not export or print from this database without checking the Copyright Conditions to see what is permitted.
name.umdl.umich.edu /eprosed-P2.0957   (69 words)

  
 The Country Wife   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Play Compares to the Movies "Amadeus" and "Dangerous Liaisons"
SELINSGROVE, Pa. - Susquehanna University's Department of Communications and Theatre Arts presents the frolicking play "The Country Wife," this Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, April 13-15, at 8 p.m.
An excellent example of the Restoration Period's comedy of manners, "The Country Wife" is a story of love, seduction and intrigue set in the 1670s in Restoration England.
www.susqu.edu /news/releases/99-00/countrywife.html   (306 words)

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