Birth date: January 24, 1670
Died: January 19, 1729
William Congreve's Books
Recently added on shelves
William Congreve's readers
Share this Author
Perhaps this is better if you actually watch the play, but reading it... It is witty, but the plot is too convoluted and the characters' names don't help when it comes to keeping who is who clear, much less who is doing what (or usually whom).
*You can read this review at my website too.*Let me be honest. When I had started reading the book, it seemed so DAAAMN confusing! I mean all the characters seem to have the same kind of surname! I mean, how am I not supposed to get confused between Mirabell and Millamant? But once I had started to ...
Read for exams. Millamant and Mirabel.
[These notes were made in 1983:]. Read for exams. What a heartless piece of work this is. Even naming the young male lead "Valentine" (it goes with "Angelica") cannot hide the essential frivolousness and lack of sentiment. There is not a single character in this play who is not double-faced and mani...
It took me making my own relationships chart, with lots of arrows, to get a handle on the characters, but finally I was satisfied that I "got it." I didn't exactly like it, but it was better than OK.