Writers: Maurice White, Verdine White, Charles Stepney
Producer: Maurice White
Released: March '75, Columbia
16 weeks; No. 12

"Way of the World" was the title song of a little-seen movie starring Harvey Keitel as an idealistic label exec and EWF as the band he wants to produce, rather than white-bread pop acts. The movie was rereleased as Shining Star in 1977, and it flopped again. The song, however, was a Top Five R&B hit in 1975.

Writers: Maurice White, Verdine White, Charles Stepney
Producer: Maurice White
Released: March '75, Columbia
16 weeks; No. 12

"Way of the World" was the title song of a little-seen movie starring Harvey Keitel as an idealistic label exec and EWF as the band he wants to produce, rather than white-bread pop acts. The movie was rereleased as Shining Star in 1977, and it flopped again. The song, however, was a Top Five R&B hit in 1975.

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. At the time, however, the play struck many audience members as continuing the immorality of the previous decades, and not well received. [1]

The play is centred on the two lovers Mirabell and Millamant (originally played by John Verbruggen and Anne Bracegirdle ). In order for them to marry and receive Millamant's full dowry , Mirabell must receive the blessing of Millamant's aunt, Lady Wishfort. Unfortunately, Lady Wishfort is a very bitter lady who despises Mirabell and wants her own nephew, Sir Wilfull, to wed Millamant.

Another character, Fainall, is having a secret affair with Mrs. Marwood, a friend of Mrs. Fainall's, who in turn once had an affair with Mirabell.

THE WAY OF THE WORLD - Donmar Warehouse


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