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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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 2011 The Happy Husband (Short)
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The Country Wife (1936). Comedy. Written by William Wycherley [posthumous]. Directed by Gilbert Miller. Henry Miller's Theatre: 1 Dec 1936- Feb 1937 (closing date unknown/89 performances). Cast: Stephen Ker Appleby (as "Mr. Dorilant"), Edith Atwater (as "Mrs. Dainty Fidget, sister of Sir Jasper"), Violet Besson (as "Old Lady ... See more »

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