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Congreve, William 1670-1729

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Works: 1,697 works in 7,282 publications in 9 languages and 101,808 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal correspondence  Oratorios  Concordances  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Poetry  Biographies  Songs and music 
Subject Headings: Dramatists, English--Early modern  Poets, English--Early modern 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Translator, Editor, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Lyricist, Composer, Illustrator
Classifications: PR3366, 822.4
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The way of the world by William Congreve( )

300 editions published between 1700 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 6,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A woman who is not a fool can have but one reason for associating with a man that is," says Mirabell, the amorous hero of The way of the world. His cleverness must overcome his own foolishness as he tries to extricate himself from one affair in order to pursue another. His new passion is inspired by Mrs. Millimant, who confides, "I love to give pain." First performed in 1700, The way of the world has since earned a reputation as a play for connoisseurs, a satire whose every word pricks or scratches. Its portrayal of the petty intrigues and duplicity of genteel society spares neither coquette nor rascal
The double dealer by William Congreve( )

211 editions published between 1694 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 3,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A play following a love triangle between an heir, a knight's daughter, and Maskwell, the Double Dealer"--Provided by publisher
The mourning bride : a tragedy by William Congreve( )

316 editions published between 1679 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 3,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semele by George Frideric Handel( )

49 editions published between 1956 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Semele (HWV 58) is a 'musical drama' in three parts by George Frideric Handel. The story comes from Ovid's Metamorphoses and concerns Semele, mother of Bacchus. Handel also referred to the work as 'The Story of Semele'. The work is classified as a 'musical drama', but it does fuse elements of opera, oratorio and classical drama, which anticipates the grand operas of the nineteenth century...Neither is it opera due to the large number of choruses..."--https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semele_(Handel)
Love for love. A comedy by William Congreve( )

36 editions published between 1710 and 2018 in English and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A comical farce following Valentine, a young man who tries to escape his debts and marry the lovely Angelica"--Provided by publisher
The old bachelor by William Congreve( )

21 editions published between 1710 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Old Bachelor is Heartwell, a surly old pretended woman-hater, who falls in love with Silvia, not knowing her to be the forsaken mistress of Vainlove, and is lured into marrying her, only discovering her true character afterwards, from the gibes of his acquaintances. The parson who has been brought in to marry them, however, is in fact Vainlove's friend Belmour, who has assumed the disguise for the purpose of an intrigue with Laetitia, the young wife of an uxorious old banker, Fondlewife; and Heartwell is relieved to discover that the marriage was a pretence
Love for love : a comedy by William Congreve( )

165 editions published between 1695 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fans of early modern drama will delight in this comic farce from William Congreve, author of The Way of the World. Centering on a group of deeply flawed, larger-than-life characters who seem to relish every opportunity to betray and back-stab one another, Love for Love offers a very jaundiced view of romance
Love for love by William Congreve( Book )

136 editions published between 1695 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Theatre, "Love for Love," William Congreve, production by Peter Wood, designed by Lila de Nobili, music by Marc Wilkinson, dances by Alfred Rodrigues, lighting by Richard Pilbrow, stage manager Diana Boddington
The old batchelour : a comedy : as it is acted at the Theatre-Royal, by Their Majesties servants by William Congreve( )

44 editions published between 1693 and 1984 in English and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comedies of William Congreve by William Congreve( Book )

47 editions published between 1927 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restoration Plays by Brice Harris( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 1,281 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 complete plays of William Congreve by William Congreve( Book )

19 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love for love : a comedy, acted at the theatre in Little Lincolns-Inn Fields, by His Majesty's servants by William Congreve( )

34 editions published between 1695 and 1978 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way of the world : a comedy. Written by Mr. Congreve by William Congreve( )

54 editions published between 1711 and 2018 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mourning muse of Alexis : a pastoral lamenting the death of our late gracious Queen Mary of ever blessed memory by William Congreve( )

33 editions published between 1695 and 1984 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[2], 10 p. Reproduction of original in University of Illinois Library. In verse. (marc) 12680938. (stc) Wing C5861. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/text/accesspolicy.html
The old batchelor : a comedy. Written by Mr. Congreve by William Congreve( )

56 editions published between 1731 and 2010 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Mr. William Congreve : in three volumes : consisting of his plays and poems by William Congreve( )

72 editions published between 1719 and 1761 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The double-dealer : a comedy. Written by Mr. Congreve by William Congreve( )

55 editions published between 1711 and 2018 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedies by William Congreve( Book )

52 editions published between 1925 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Congreve by William Congreve( Book )

62 editions published between 1880 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Конгрив, Уильям английский драматург

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Уільям Конгрыў

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