The Country Wife

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U of Nebraska Press, Mar 1, 1965 - Drama - 153 pages
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"The Country Wife is shown to surpass much Restoration comedy in structural and thematic unity by counterpointing the principals' attitudes on sex and marriage. Although the plot is episodic and portrays multiple sets of lovers, Wycherley succeeds in evolving a 'clear dramatic line.'" -Seventeenth-Century News

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User Review  - cappybear - LibraryThing

The plot is virtually non-existent and that the play relies heavily upon sexual innuendo rather than wit. However, The Country Wife was meant to be performed rather than read. I went to see the play just after reading it and found it rather amusing. Read full review

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User Review  - tjsjohanna - LibraryThing

While this play was interesting in terms of context, I really didn't find it amusing or even very interesting. The action didn't really seem to go anywhere. It was a just a series of "near misses" in ... Read full review

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