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Country Wife, The

Synopsis
Considered too obscene to be staged in its original form for nearly 200 years, William Wycherley’s bawdy comedy tells the tale of Mr Horner - a notorious rake who spreads the false rumour that he is impotent in order to gain free access to other men’s wives. When he meets the young, innocent Margery Pinchwife, the ‘country wife’ of the title, the scene is set for scandal... First Broadcast in 1985 starring Maggie Smith, Jonathan Pryce, John Duttine, John Moffat, Harriet Walter and Michael Aldridge.
Series
Classic Radio Theatre
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1985
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Restoration drama; sexual disorders; Wycherley, William

Credits

Writer
William Wycherley
Cast
Harriet Walter 
Jonathan Pryce 
Maggie Smith 
Michael Aldridge 

Distribution Formats

Type
Audio
Format
CD
Price
£8.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
119 minutes
Year
2010

Production Company

Name

BBC Radio

Distributor

Name

AudioGO

Email
info@audiobookcollection.com
Web
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Phone
01225 878 000
Address
St James House
The Square
Lower Bristol Road
Bath
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Notes
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