Congreve's Comedy of Manners The Way of the World, From Shakespeare Theatre Company
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The last date listed for The Way of the World was Sunday November 2, 2008 / 7:30pm.
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Contemporary slang meets 17th-century farce in The School for Lies. Adapted from Molière's The… More
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Another pleasant experience at the Landsburgh theater. Both my husband and I enjoyed the play-even though it was written 300 years ago, there were a lot of parallels to contemporary society. The costumes were eyecatching--the green absolutely made you think of money--just like many of the characters.
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I loved it. You must understand this play is rarely performed so this theater experience took me back to my theater days at U.C.L.A. The Way of the World was required, difficult reading for undergraduates. The plot is so hopelessly tangled but in...continued
Featuring witty repartee in the grand tradition of The Country Wife and The Beaux’ Stratagem_, Congreve’s delicious comedy of manners sends up courtship and marriage. Amid the gossip and frivolous love affairs of fashionable London society, the clever and conniving lovers Millamant and Mirabell are determined to pursue “a marriage of true minds.” But Millamant’s jealous guardian stands in their way. The only way to achieve their goal is to beat the fops, the fools and the resentful rivals at their own game—through double-dealing and outrageous deception. Michael Kahn directs this great English comedy, one of the finest of the Restoration era. The cast features Veanne Cox and Christopher Innvar (_The Beaux’ Stratagem) as well as STC favorites Floyd King, Andrew Long and Nancy Robinette.