William Congreve (Jan 24 1670 - Jan 19 1729) was English dramatist who shaped the English comedy of manners through his brilliant comic dialogue, his satirical portrayal of the war of the sexes, and his ironic scrutiny of the affectations of his age. His major plays were The Old Bachelour (1693), The Double-Dealer (1693), Love for Love (1695), and The Way of the World (1700). Later Congreve's career shifted to the political sector, where he held various minor political positions, despite his connections with Tories.
Love for Love is a play written by William Congreve. It has everything that is needed to make a classic comedy. Extravagant and picturesque characters? Check. Sophisticated and witty dialogues? Here you go. Pure and unadulterated farce? By all means. Think of anything else, and you’ll probably find it here. If you enjoy British restoration humor, then Love for Love is a must read, as well as other comedies by Congrave.