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William Wycherley (1641–1715)

After he wrote the play, "The Gentleman Master", (1672), it was panned by critics, so in the prologue to his most famous play, "The Country Wife", (1676), he offered the actors, mistresses and matrons to the critics in case this was equally badly received. His last play was, "The Plain Dealer", (1676). He was buried, possibly in Covent Garden, ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Country Girl
The Happy Husband
BBC Play of the Month


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 2011 The Happy Husband (Short)
 1977 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Country Wife (1977) ... (play)
 1915/I The Country Girl (Short) (play "The Country Wife")

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His play, "The Country Girl," was performed at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Sidney Blackmer and Nancy Kelly in the cast. See more »

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Much like Shakespeare, his birthdate is assumed from his baptism. See more »

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