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A comedy by Vanbrugh, produced 1705, adapted from Dancourt's Les Bourgeoises à la mode.

The play concerns the intrigues whereby the wives of two rich but niggardly husbands, Gripe and Moneytrap, attempt to settle their debts: a pawned necklace leads to many confusions and recriminations, but all ends well.

Subjects: Literature.

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John Vanbrugh (1664—1726) playwright and architect

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