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The Country Wife

The Country Wife by William Wycherley
Directed by Glyn Dearman
Lady Fidget's song composed by Terence Allbright
BBC Radio 3 - 22/12/1985
Length 1hr 57mins

A Restoration Comedy, London 1675

Plot[]

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 rumor that he is impotent in order to gain free access to other men's wives. When he meets the young, innocent Margery Pinchwife, the scene is set for scandal.

Cast[]

  • Margery Pinchwife...............Maggie Smith
  • Harry Horner....................Jonathon Pryce
  • Frank Harcourt..................John Duttine
  • Sparkish........................John Moffatt
  • Pinchwife.......................Bernard Hepton
  • Alithea.........................Harriot Walter
  • Sir Jasper Fidget...............Michael Aldridge
  • Lady Fidget.....................Barbara Jefford
  • Dainty Fidget...................Ann Beach
  • Mrs. Squemish...................Jan Waters
  • Old Lady Squemish...............Mary Wimbush
  • Quack...........................Timothy Bateson
  • Dorilant........................Brian Smith
  • Lucy............................Jenny Funnell
  • Boy.............................Jamie Glover
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