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Wycherley, William 1640-1716

Overview
Works: 577 works in 2,639 publications in 4 languages and 40,984 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy plays  Comedies of manners  Portraits  Poetry  History  Bawdy plays 
Subject Headings: Dramatists, English--Early modern  Poets, English--Early modern 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor
Classifications: PR3774, 822.4
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Most widely held works by William Wycherley
The country wife by William Wycherley( Book )

212 editions published between 1675 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 3,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A restoration comedy about a deceitful playboy who starts a rumor that he is a eunuch in order to gain the company of the ladies. His plan works well until he encourages the country wife of a jealous husband. This is a comedy of manners which paints an unflattering picture of the worldly hypocrites, would-be wits and fools who infested London in the late 17th century
The plain-dealer : a comedy, as it is acted at the Theatre Royal by William Wycherley( )

85 editions published between 1667 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restoration Plays by Brice Harris( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents eight celebrated dramatic works: The Rehearsal, The Country Wife, The Man of Mode, All for Love, Venice Preserved, The Relapse, The Way of the World, and The Beaux' Strategem
The plain dealer by William Wycherley( Book )

69 editions published between 1677 and 2012 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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William Wycherley by William Wycherley( Book )

63 editions published between 1888 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of William Wycherley by William Wycherley( Book )

37 editions published between 1896 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Mr Wycherley is universally allowed the first place among the English comic poets who have writ since Ben Jonson. His Plain-Dealer is the best comedy that ever was composed in any language.' Yet in spite of the extreme praise many of his contemporaries accorded to his work, William Wycherley (1641-1715) is now only remembered for one play, The Country Wife. Even though The Country Wife is frequently performed by both amateur and professional companies (including a production at the National Theatre in 1977), Wycherley's three other plays, Love in a Wood, The Gentleman Dancing-Master and The Plain-Dealer, are rarely read and even more rarely performed. But Wycherley's satire is as sharp now as ever and his revelation of the follies and crimes of his society is still both wickedly funny and savagely perceptive
The complete plays of William Wycherley by William Wycherley( Book )

33 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The country-wife : a comedy acted at the Theatre Royal by William Wycherley( )

36 editions published between 1675 and 1982 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plain dealer by William Wycherley( )

27 editions published between 1727 and 1733 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gentleman dancing-master. A comedy, as it is acted by Their Majesties Servants by William Wycherley( )

30 editions published between 1693 and 2018 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The country-wife : a comedy acted at the Theatre-Royal. Written by Mr. Wycherley by William Wycherley( )

30 editions published between 1720 and 2018 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The country girl : a comedy, (altered from Wycherley) as it is acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane by David Garrick( )

21 editions published between 1766 and 1804 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restoration comedy( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays written by Mr. William Wycherley. Containing The plain dealer, The country wife, Gentleman dancing master, Love in a wood by William Wycherley( )

31 editions published between 1720 and 2018 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic works of Wycherley, Congreve, Vanbrugh, and Farquhar : with biographical and critical notices by William Wycherley( Book )

66 editions published between 1831 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love in a wood: or, St. James's-park. A comedy, as it is acted by His Majesty's servants by William Wycherley( )

29 editions published between 1711 and 2018 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epistles to the King and Duke by William Wycherley( )

14 editions published between 1682 and 1982 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miscellany : poems: as satyrs, epistles, love-verses, songs, sonnets, etc. by William Wycherley( )

32 editions published between 1704 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love in a wood : or, St. James's-Park. A comedy, acted at the Theatre-Royal. Written by Mr. Wycherley by William Wycherley( )

14 editions published between 1725 and 2018 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plain-dealer : a comedy. Written by Mr. Wycherley by William Wycherley( )

31 editions published between 1710 and 2018 in English and German and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Languages
English (989)

German (1)

Dutch (1)

French (1)