The Cuntry Wife, by William Wycherley: The Comedic Incarnation of Othello

  There may be perhaps no comedy from the Restoration period that has been staged more than William Wycherley’s The Cuntry Wife.  The play was first performed in 1675 in an era in England that bore witness to the first professional female actresses on the island and also saw an excessive amount of sexual innuendo […]

The Tempest: Post-Colonialism, Morality, and Ecocriticism

  It is not easy to determine which of Shakespeare’s plays stand out from the rest with so many great works in his oeuvre, but The Tempest, which is believed by many to be his final play, is certainly among his finest, and may be his best comedy.  Regardless of how one views the quality […]