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The Provoked Wife – Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: John Vanbrugh Director: Phillip Breen Reviewer: James Garrington Lady Brute is bored. She married in haste and her husband has turned out to be a tedious drunk who’d rather spend time with his friends than with her. So, helped by her niece Bellinda, she decides to spice up her love life by having a dalliance with a younger man ...

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The Provoked Wife – Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh

Writer: Sir John Vanbrugh Director: Kate Nelson Reviewer: Edie R Sir John Vanbrugh is more famous as the architect of Blenheim Palace than as a dramatist; but the ex-Bastille prisoner and controversial playwright could turn a good Restoration comedy as well. The Provoked Wife, his second play, focused on the options for a good woman trapped in a horrible marriage, ...

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