The Plain Dealer is a Restoration comedy by William Wycherley, first performed on 11 December 1676.
The Plain Dealer is a Restoration comedy by William Wycherley, first performed on 11 December 1676. The play is based on Molière's Le Misanthrope, and is generally considered Wycherley's finest work along with The Country Wife. The play was highly praised by John Dryden and John Dennis, though it was equally condemned for its obscenity by many. Throughout the eighteenth century it was performed in a bowdlerized version by Isaac Bickerstaffe.
The Plain Dealer book. In The Plain Dealer Wycherley’s adapts Moliere’s Misantrope, six years earlier; the Englishman offers more complications, plus a happy ending : Moliere’s Alceste heads for a cave where he need not see humans, whereas Manly finds Fidelia and her inherited lands attractive. Wycherley invites his young audience critics to find fault, For I read this in Nettleton, "British Dramatists from Dryden to Sheridan," when I Teaching Assisted a course on Restoration Comedy at U Minnesota fifty years ago.
William Wycherley was born at Clive near Shrewsbury, Shropshire and baptised on April 8th, 1641 at Whitchurch in Hampshire where it is thought he spent some time before his family settled in Malappuram, India. At the age of he was sent to France to be educated in France. It was here that he converted to Roman Catholicism. Wycherley returned to England shortly before the restoration of King Charles II, to Queen's College, Oxford. Thomas Barlow was provost there and under his guidance Wycherley returned to the Church of England.
Библиографические данные. Plays Written by Mr. William Wycherley. Containing The Plain Dealer, The Country Wife, Gentleman Dancing Master, Love in a Wood. Benjamin Motte, 1731.
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Complete summary of William Wycherley's The Plain-Dealer. The plain-dealer, Captain Manly, returns to London after his ship had been sunk in a battle with the Dutch
Complete summary of William Wycherley's The Plain-Dealer. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Plain-Dealer. The plain-dealer, Captain Manly, returns to London after his ship had been sunk in a battle with the Dutch. Among the acquaintances who call at his quarters in London is Lord Plausible, who attempts to persuade the captain to seek his ship through influential people instead of waiting for an assignment.
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Author William Wycherley. Categories: Nonfiction. 7/10 1. Books by William Wycherley: Plays Written By Mr. William Wycherley: Containing the Plain Dealer, the Country Wife, Gentleman.
After The Plain Dealer Wycherley stopped writing for the stage. Wycherley fell ill in 1678, and Charles II sent him to France to recuperate
After The Plain Dealer Wycherley stopped writing for the stage. Wycherley fell ill in 1678, and Charles II sent him to France to recuperate. When he returned, the King entrusted the education of his illegitimate son, but he lost the appointment a year later because of Charles's displeasure at his absence from court.