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A classically bawdy Restoration Comedy. 1675.
The aptly named Horner is pretending to be a eunuch in order to gain access to women under their husbands’ noses. Pinchwife has recently married an innocent country girl, who immediately falls for Horner. Pinchwife’s plans to stop any liaison go badly awry. Meanwhile Horner is giving pleasure to assorted other wives. All ends happily with Pinchwife – and the other husbands – convinced of Horner’s impotence…
The Country Wife is a set text for AQA English Literature A/AS Level and for WJEC Drama and Theatre Arts A/AS Level.