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The Country Wife Apr 2, 1963

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 THE  FREDERIC  WOOD  THEATRE
PRESENTS
THE
J.
WIFE
BY WILLIAM WYCHERLEY
DIRECTED BY JOY COGHILL
DESIGNED BY DARWIN RF.1D PAYNE
COSTUMES BY JESSIE RICHARDSQN & DARWIN REID PAYNE
CHOREOGRAPHY BY HELEN GOODWIN
MUSIC COMPOSED & ARRANGED BY BILL HENDERSON
APRIL   2 - 10,   1965
THE  UNIVERSITY  OF   BRITISH  COLUMBIA
DEPARTMENT  OF THEATRE THE COUNTRY WIFE
by William Wycherley
Although there is some doubt as to the exact date of its premiere, it is
possible that "The Country Wife" was first presented in 1673, by the
King's Men, in Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre. Was King Charles II in
the audience? Probably, for he was an admirer and patron of the playwright.
"The lover of the Duchess of Cleveland, the tutor of the King's son,
the husband of the Countess of Drogheda, the prisoner of the Fleet for
debt," Wycherley was a man of his times. Yet because of his ruthless
satire of the vices of his age in another play, " The Plain Dealer", he
has been called "a puritan with the external veneer of a Restoration
gentleman."
"The Country Wife", however, is bright and glorious farce, in which
" innuendo is brought to a stage of utmost perfection . . . the famous
'china' scene being probably unrivalled in our literature". The play
is an effervescent reflection of an age in which "to be dull was the
only sin, and the pursuit of pleasure the only reason for living".
A horn-mad cuckold*
*  A  husband whose wife had betrayed him was said to grow horns in
his forehead and run mad with jealousy. THE    COUNTRY    WIFE
MR. HARRY HORNER
Horner's J"^- FRANK HARCOURT
friends L     MR. DICK DORILANT
MR. JACK PINCHWIFE,
ex rake, newly married to Margery
MR. SPARKISH, engaged to Alithea
SIR JASPER FIDGET
DR. QUACK
CAST
EDWARD RUDNEY*
J.C. JULIANI*
NEIL DAINARD*
ROBERT CLOTHIER*
HUTCHISON SHANDRO*
ANTONY HOLLAND
GUY PALMER
MRS. MARGERY PINCHWIFE
ALITHEA, sister of Pinchwife
LADY FIDGET
MRS. DAINTY FIDGET,
sister of Sir Jasper
MRS. SQUEAMISH
OLD LADY SQUEAMISH
LUCY, Alithea's maid
JUDY SINCLAIR*
PATRICIA GAGE*
SHIRLEY BRODERICK*
JOAN EASTVELD
VIVIEN BROOKE-HARTE*
HILARY NICHOLLS
ANN GRAINGER
MUSICIAN
HORNER'S BOY
HORNER'S FOOTMEN
PARSON
BILL HENDERSON
BRUCE HAINSWORTH
GEOFF ROSE
ROBERT MUMFORD
ROBIN LAKE
ORANGE WENCHES,
ENTERTAINERS,
SHOPKEEPERS,
GALLANTS and BEARERS
SALLY BAKER
PEGGY LEWIS
PATRICIA CAMPBELL
ANNA-MAY McKELLAR
ROBERT MUMFORD
RAE ACKERMAN
DONN ELLIOTT
GEOFF ROSE
ROBIN LAKE
ORCHESTRA JANET HUNTER, harpsichord
JOHN CULL, flute
DOROTHY WILLIAMS, cello
* Appearing by permission of Actors' Equity Association PLACE
LONDON, 1665
ACT I
ACT II
ACT III
Scene 1
Scene 2
Scene 3
Scene 4
Scene 1
Scene 2
Scene 3
Scene 4
Scene 1
Scene 2
Scene 3
Scene 4
Scene 5
The New Exchange
Horner's Lodging (morning)
Pinchwife's House
Margery Pinchwife's Room
INTERMISSION
The New Exchange
Pinchwife's House (next morning)
Margery's Room
Horner's Lodging
INTERMISSION
Margery's room (evening)
Horner's Lodging
Piazza of Covent Garden
Horner's Lodging
The New Exchange
PRODUCTION
Stage Manager and Technical Director
Assistant Technical Director
Costume Execution
Properties
Assistants to the Director
Painting Assistant
Assistant Stage Manager
Scenery Construction
Make Up
House Management
Ushers
Box Office
Production
NORMAN YOUNG
IAN PRATT
JESSIE RICHARDSON
GERALDINE RICHARDSON
JEAN CAUSEY
JOYCE SOBELL
ISABEL KIMMITT
VALERIE BARY
DONN ELLIOTT
ANNA-MAY McKELLAR
ELLIOTT PUJOL
RAE ACKERMAN
RON WHITCOMBE
JOHN SPARKS
ROBERT GRAHAM
NIRMAL GILL
PEGGY SAYLE
MARJORIE FORDHAM
DOROTHY SOMERSET
JESSIE RICHARDSON ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The Frederic Wood Theatre wishes to express its appreciation to the
many friends of theatre at the University who have generously assisted
in the presentation of "The Country Wife".
THE VANCOUVER SUN
THE VANCOUVER PROVINCE
THE VANCOUVER TIMES
VANCOUVER WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS
C.B.C, C.H.Q.M.
ARTS COUNCIL NEWS
JEWISH WESTERN BULLETIN
WESTERN HOMES AND LIVING
ABOUT TOWN
THE UBYSSEY
VANCOUVER RADIO STATIONS
THE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENTS OF EXTENSION, MUSIC,
PURCHASING, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS, TRAFFIC,
AND THE UNIVERSITY INFORMATION OFFICE
and to
MR. S. SABITHIL for the loan of the Harpsichord
ROSEMARY MALKIN ANTIQUES
WATKIN'S ANTIQUES
TAITS' JEWELLERS
VARSITY JEWELLERS
with a special tribute to
THE HOLIDAY THEATRE whose members are taking part in
the production of " The Country Wife", and to the CURTAIN
CLUB of Richmond Hill, Ontario, for its generous assistance.
Hair styles created by
ARNOLD
OF ARNOLD HAIRSTYLISTS
1907 West Broadway

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