The Way of the World is a play written by the English playwright William Congreve. It premiered in early March 1700 in the theatre in Lincoln’s Inn Fields in London. It is widely regarded as one of the best Restoration comedies and is still occasionally performed. A complete theatre programme signed by all those named above; please see the gallery for images of the signed pages. This is a very good collection of signed names and with Maggie Smith & James Villers there commands a high asking price.