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William Congreve (1670–1729)


He is responsible for such phrases as "Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast" and, in a partial misquote, "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned". See more trivia »



(age 58)

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Semele Writer
Liebe für Liebe
Semele Writer
Love for Love
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 2007 Semele (TV Movie) (libretto)
 2001 Love for Love (Short) (play "Love for Love")
 1999 Semele (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1980 The Double Dealer (TV Movie) (play)
 1977 Drama (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Way of the World by Congreve (1977) ... (play)
 1975 The Way of the World (TV Movie)
 1973 Liebe für Liebe (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 Så går det till här i världen (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Liebe für Liebe (TV Movie) (play "Love for Love")
 1967 Conflict (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Way of the World (1967) ... (play)
 1951 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)

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Stage: Wrote "Love for Love," performed in a British National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England, with Stephen Moore, Amanda Redman, Sara Kestelman, Michael Bryant and Tim Curry in the cast. Peter Woodwas director. See more »

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Incredibly, although there have been several films entitled "The Way of the World", none of them have been based on Congreve's famous play. Congreve's play has, in fact, never been seen on the motion picture screen (as of 2005). It has, however, been produced on television. See more »

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