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The Way of the World is based around two lovers Mirabell and Millamant. 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 instead, 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 tries to trick Lady Wishfort into a false engagement on Mirabell?s command. The love expressed in the play tends to be centered on material gain rather than the love of the partner. The Way of the World sets up a subplot and main plot in which servants mimic the behaviours of the aristocrats and their eventual followers. It is widely regarded as one of the best Restoration comedies written and is performed enthusiastically to this day. Printed Pages: 112. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 69305
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About The Way of the World by William CongreveThe play is based around the two lovers Mirabell and Millamant. 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. Mirabell is no saint, but he deserves the title of 'hero' for masterminding the action with the same wit and humanity with which the dramatist designed the play. Mirabell is both financially and amorously interested in the skittish Millamant, who declares that she might, with certain provisos, 'dwindle into a wife'.
From the Back Cover: First performed in 1700, The Way Of The World has since earned a reputation as a play for connoisseurs, a satire whose every word pricks or scratches. Its portrayal of the petty intrigues and duplicity of genteel society spares neither coquette nor rascal.
Titel: The Way of the World
Verlag: Peacock/ Atlantic Publishers & Distributors (P) Ltd.
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