William Wycherley

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Noun1.William Wycherley - English playwright noted for his humorous and satirical plays (1640-1716)William Wycherley - English playwright noted for his humorous and satirical plays (1640-1716)
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They knew of Oscar Wilde, of course, but they had a bigger hard-on for the Restoration playwrights William Wycherly and William Congreve.
In this art-form, starting off a sexual joke and leaving it to the reader or the audience to complete it with their knowing laughter, he was rivalled only by Chaucer (in The Reeve's Tale and The Miller's Tale), and by the Restoration dramatist William Wycherly.