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Unformatted text preview: Manners ” Form of comic drama that became popular in 17 th century France & English Restoration Emphasized cultivated or sophisticated atmosphere & witty dialogue The Country Wife • By Wycherly • Plot of play revolves around young man (Horner) ♦ Decides in order to flirt with all women without being suspected, he spreads rumor he is gay Men are constantly leaving Horner alone with their wives • Depend a lot on very witty dialogue and conversation ♦ Not about a lot of action ♦ Jokes/verbal dexterity, puns Being able to wound someone with WORDS • Based on Moliere’s comedy (School of Wives) About gossip about other characters • About backstabbing & talking behind peoples backs...
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course THEA 200 taught by Professor Theaterappreciate/understanding during the Fall '11 term at South Carolina.
- Fall '11