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Way of the World, The

By Congreve, William

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Book Id: WPLBN0002950230
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Reproduction Date: 2012

Title: Way of the World, The  
Author: Congreve, William
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Language: English
Subject: Dramatic Works, Comedy, Play
Collection: Audio Books Collection
Subcollection: Way of the World, The
Historic
Publication Date:
1700
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

Description
The Way of the World is a play written by British playwright William Congreve. It premiered in 1700 in the theatre in Lincoln's Inn Fields in London. It is widely regarded as being one of the best Restoration comedies written and is still performed sporadically to this day. The play is based around the two lovers Mirabell and Millamant (originally famously played by John Verbruggen and Anne Bracegirdle). In order for the two to get married and receive Millamant's full dowry, Mirabell must receive the blessing of Millamant's aunt, Lady Wishfort. Unfortunately, she is a very bitter lady, who despises Mirabell and wants her own nephew, Sir Wilful, to wed Millamant. Other characters include Fainall who is having a secret affair with Mrs. Marwood, a friend of Mrs. Fainall's, who in turn once had an affair with Mirabell. Waitwell is Mirabell's servant and is married to Foible, Lady Wishfort's servant. Waitwell pretends to be Sir Rowland and, on Mirabell's command, tries to trick Lady Wishfort into a false engagement.

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Electronic recorded live performance of a reading

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Comedy, Play, Romance

 

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