We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
Classic Radio Theatre: The Country Wife (Dramatised) Radio/TV Program

Classic Radio Theatre: The Country Wife (Dramatised)

Regular Price:$12.91
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Maggie Smith and Jonathan Pryce star in William Wycherley’s raunchy Restoration comedy.

Considered too obscene to be staged in its original form for nearly 200 years, William Wycherley’s bawdy comedy tells the tale of Mr Horner, a notorious rake who spreads the false rumour that he is impotent in order to gain free access to other men’s wives. When he meets the young, innocent Margery Pinchwife, the ‘country wife’ of the title, the scene is set for scandal.

This sparkling 1985 BBC Radio production stars Maggie Smith as Margery Pinchwife, with an all-star cast including Jonathan Pryce, John Duttine, John Moffatt, Harriet Walter and Michael Aldridge.

The Classic Radio Theatre range presents notable radio productions of much-loved plays by some of the most renowned playwrights, and starring some of our finest actors.

©2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (23 )
5 star
 (9)
4 star
 (9)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
3.8 (17 )
5 star
 (5)
4 star
 (8)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.3 (17 )
5 star
 (9)
4 star
 (6)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Nicole HAYS, KANSAS, United States 05-03-15
    Nicole HAYS, KANSAS, United States 05-03-15 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    80
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "better than I expected"

    I only got it to complete my homework but found it to be exceptionally entertaining.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Donna F. 04-26-16
    Donna F. 04-26-16

    winningwonmore

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    24
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Smith shines in abridged radio play"

    Performances were good, but Maggie Smith's was truly superb. The actor playing Horner also did an excellent job. Unfortunately, the producers decided to trim some of the scenes, which, of course, compromises the story (hence, 2 stars). So, if you are a thespian, beware, you will be disappointed as this is abridged, regardless of whether they label it so or not.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.