Lady Windermere s Fan

Lady Windermere s Fan Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9781408145180
Release 2014-03-24
Pages 144
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'My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's' Lady Windermere has a happy marriage - or, at least, that's what she believes until one of London society's gossips, the Duchess of Berwick, arrives with her daughter to voice her suspicions about an affair Lord Windermere appears to be having. It's not just the Duchess who has evidence, however. Windermere's private bank book shows that he's been giving large sums of money to a 'Mrs Erlynne' - on frequent occasions - and he himself even admits to seeing much of the woman. To add insult to injury, Windermere insists that Mrs Erlynne is invited to the ball that is being held for Lady Windermere's birthday. Employing the witty dialogue, social satire and outrageous paradox for which he is still remembered, Wilde's play shows us the destructiveness of gossip and superficial judgement, examines the ambiguous sexual morality and gender politics at the heart of the British ruling class, while simultaneously challenging our perceptions of what constitutes a 'good woman'. This student edition contains a fully annotated version of the playtext. The introduction includes an account of Wilde's life and a detailed analysis of Lady Windermere's Fan as well as its stage history. Ian Small is Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham. He is the author of a number of critical studies on Wilde and has edited several of Wilde's works, including a scholarly edition of Wilde's second society comedy, A Woman of No Importance, also published in the New Mermaids series.



Lady Windermeres F cher

Lady Windermeres F  cher Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 3150089816
Release 1971
Pages 72
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Frauenfiguren in den Gesellschaftskom dien Lady Windermere s Fan und The Importance of being Earnest von Oscar Wilde

Frauenfiguren in den Gesellschaftskom  dien   Lady Windermere   s Fan    und   The Importance of being Earnest    von Oscar Wilde Author Bente Henningsen
ISBN-10 9783638111294
Release 2002-02-02
Pages 29
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2001 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 2, Universität Hamburg (Seminar für Britische Literatur), Veranstaltung: Hauptseminar, 22 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Oscar Wilde ist einer der herausragenden und sicher amüsantesten Schriftsteller der englischen Literatur. Unter Fachleuten wird er als ,,Meister des komischen Dialogs mit Schwächen in der Konstruktion der Handlungsabläufe" beschrieben. Insbesondere in seinen vier zwischen 1891 und 1894 geschriebenen Gesellschaftskomödien, die zum Höhepunkt von Wildes Schaffen zählen, steht der Dialog im Vordergrund, der zwar selten rational verläuft, jedoch an Schlagfertigkeit kaum zu überbieten ist. Die vorliegende Arbeit befaßt sich mit den Frauenfiguren in Oscar Wildes erster sowie seiner letzten Gesellschaftskomödie Lady Windermere`s Fan und The Importance of Being Earnest. Hierbei soll auf die verschiedenen Frauentypen eingegangen werden, die in beiden Komödien mehr oder weniger stereotyp auftreten: Sei es die ehrbare Frau, auch ,,Good Woman" genannt; die Frau mit Vergangenheit, auch ,,Fallen Woman" genannt; die komische Alte oder die heiratswillige Jungfrau, die den Typ der sogenannten ,,New Woman" darstellt. Zunächst soll eine literarische Einordnung vorgenommen werden, um den Rahmen für ein tieferes Textverständnis zu schaffen. Die folgende Biographie Wildes dient dazu, den historischen Hintergrund, sowohl seiner literarischen Schaffensepoche, als auch seines sozialen Umfeldes, zu beleuchten. Danach folgt ein kurzer Überblick über den politischen, gesellschaftlichen und kulturellen Wandel sowie die Darstellung des allgemeinen Frauenbildes im 19. Jahrhundert. Anschließend wird der Versuch unternommen, die verschiedenen Frauentypen anhand des Inhalts in den Komödien zu charakterisieren.



Lady Windermeres F cher

Lady Windermeres F  cher Author Heinz Schade
ISBN-10 OCLC:180091103
Release 1961
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Lady Windermere s Fan A Play about a Good Woman

Lady Windermere s Fan   A Play about a Good Woman Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9781473349223
Release 2017-07-21
Pages 118
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“Lady Windermere's Fan, A Play About a Good Woman” is a play in four-acts by Oscar Wilde, first produced in 1892. It is a tale of scandal and the fall of a woman from grace in a hypocritical and absurdly contradictory high society. A sharp comedy packed full of the cutting witticisms and powerful aphorisms for which Wilde is famous, “Lady Windermere's Fan” is not to be missed by fans of the stage and of Wilde's seminal work in particular. Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish novelist, playwright, poet, and essayist. Although he produced work in many forms, he is best remembered for being one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s, as well as for his world-famous novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray”. Other notable works by this author include: “The Happy Prince and Other Stories” (1888), “A Woman of No Importance” (1893), and “The Importance of Being Earnest” (published 1898). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.



The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 0192834444
Release 1998
Pages 368
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Oscar Wilde was already one of the best known literary figures in Britain when he was persuaded to turn his extraordinary talents to the theatre. Between 1891 and 1895 he produced a sequence of distinctive plays which spearheaded the dramatic renaissance of the 1890s and retain their power today. The social comedies, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, and An Ideal Husband, offer a moving as well as witty dissection of society and its morals, with a sharp focus on sexual politics. By contrast, the experimental, symbolist Salome, written originally in French, was banned for public performance by the English censor. His final dramatic triumph was his `trivial' comedy for serious people, The Importance of Being Earnest' arguably the greatest farcical comedy in English. Under the General Editorship of Dr Michael Cordner of the University of York, the texts of the plays have been newly edited and are presented with modernized spelling and punctuation. In addition, there is a scholarly introduction and detailed annotation.



Social Criticism in Oscar Wilde s Lady Windermere s Fan

Social Criticism in Oscar Wilde s Lady Windermere s Fan Author Christina König
ISBN-10 9783638228978
Release 2003-11-12
Pages 13
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Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2 (B), University of Tubingen (English Philology), course: Proseminar I: Introduction to Drama, 4 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Today almost everything is accepted in modern society. It does not matter if a person is homosexual, bisexual or transsexual. Further, everyone can do even almost everything that pleases him. So, a lot of men “try” women –the more, the more they are famous, rich or successful. And even today’s women have broken free from their traditional tasks: raising a family, staying at home and doing the cooking. Instead, it is fashion to live a man’s life: going to parties, having a lot of affairs and neglecting the morals. Today’s women are as bad as their masculine fellow men. And even they have become worse- if you want to believe in what the older generation says about our youth. Maybe, this is true. If you compare it to the Victorian Age, so much seems to have changed. Thinking of Oscar Wilde, you will soon realise that he could have lived a much easier life in today’s world. He was an “enfant terrible” of his time. Not only that his artistic and theatrical views did not fit into society at all, but it were especially his sexual preferences that caused his main problems. In contrast to the latest tendency of acceptance for homosexuality, it was a real crime about the year 1900 and so he had to spend a certain time in prison. “The double life that it entailed was by no means a simple matter of deceit and guilt for Wilde: it suited the cultivation of moral independence and detachment from society that he considered essential to art.” 1(Small:1999,xiv/xv). With his behaviour he offended the leaders, institutions and press of his Philistine country. Yet, he always tried to be accepted by Society, but his attempts were mostly answered with exclusion.As Wilde lived for art, his works are a mirror of his own disappointment and frustration about the contemporary value system. So it is certainly very interesting to examine his play Lady Windermere’s Fan in regard to social and moral views. 1 Ian Small, “Introduction,” Ian Small (ed.), Lady Windermere’s Fan. A Play About a Good Woman (London: New Mermaids,1999) xiv/xv.



The Importance of Being Earnest Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest   Other Plays Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9781509846740
Release 2017-03-23
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The four great comedies of Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, were all written at the height of the controversial Irish author's powers in his last, doomed decade, the 1890s. They remain among the most-loved, and most-quoted, of all drama in the English language. Along with Salome, his darkly decadent dramatization of the Bible story, these immortal plays continue to pack theatres, and have been adapted for every kind of media. This Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The Importance of Being Earnest & Other Plays echoes the book form in which Wilde originally insisted his plays were published, and includes illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley and an afterword by Ned Halley. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.



Lady Windermere s Fan and the Importance of Being Earnest

Lady Windermere s Fan  and the Importance of Being Earnest Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 1354709896
Release 2016-04-26
Pages 354
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Complete Works Lady Windermere s fan The importance of being earnest

Complete Works  Lady Windermere s fan  The importance of being earnest Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 PSU:000002510859
Release 1910*
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Social criticism in Oscar Wilde s Lady Windermere s Fan

Social criticism in Oscar Wilde   s Lady Windermere   s Fan Author Simone Conen
ISBN-10 9783638221832
Release 2003-10-09
Pages 21
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Seminar paper from the year 2000 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,5 (A), University of Trier (Literature Studies), course: Proseminar Oscar Wilde, 13 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Victorian England was puritan and it stressed self-discipline, patriotism, family, sexual morality, work and capitalism. There was a predominant inequality in the treatment of the genders; women were discriminated against in many fields of social life. Especially women of the upper and middle classes were not expected to be in employment but to marry and to rear the children. They had an extremely restricted choice of occupation as many professions refused entry to them, for example becoming doctors or bankers represented an impossibility. According to Professor George Peter Landow1, the range of female occupation facilities generally did not go beyond domestic servant, dressmaker and milliner, factory worker, governess or teacher, member of religious order, nurse, writer or prostitute. Usually, female labour consisted only of running the household and offering a pleasant family home to their husbands. Since they did not earn any money with the work as domestic servants who fulfil their duties as housewives and mothers, women were eager to get married and depended on their authoritarian husbands. Girls were brought up to ignore their sexual feelings and to obey their spouse as the head of the family. The whole education of young ladies focused on future marriage and the efforts of the season were to achieve this particular aim. Normally, the parents found the suitable partner for their child and they intervened in case of an undesirable liaison. In other terms, they made the decisions for their daughters. They thought mainly in commercial terms; the social status or the institution ́marriage ́ itself seemed far more important than the husband-to-be as a person. Society marriage could be seen as a mere mercenary affair: “People did not marry for love so much as for the conveniences of the families concerned; all marriages were in this sense “arranged”.” 2 [...] 1 George Peter Landow, Occupation and employment, Brown University, online, available:http://Landow.stg.brown.edu/Victorian/gender/political.html, 20 August 2000. 2 Christopher Lasch, Divorce and the Family in America, November 1966, online, available:http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/family/divorce.htm, 15 August 2000.



Themen und Motive aus Oscar Wildes Lady Windermere s Fan und An Ideal Husband in The Importance of Being Earnest

Themen und Motive aus Oscar Wildes  Lady Windermere s Fan  und  An Ideal Husband  in  The Importance of Being Earnest Author Daniela Schroeder
ISBN-10 9783638111188
Release 2002-02-01
Pages 19
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 1998 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1,2, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg (Lehrstuhl für Englische Literaturwissenschaft), Veranstaltung: The Comedies of Wilde and Shaw, 12 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die letzte der Komödien von Oscar Wilde wurde auch seine populärste. "The Importance of Being Earnest" aus dem Jahr 1895 stuften die zeitgenössischen Kritikern des Autors als ,Farce′ ein, dem sie die ernsthaften ′society plays′ wie "Lady Windermere′s Fan", "A Woman of No Importance" und "An Ideal Husband" gegenüber stellten (vgl. Wilde 1990, S. 131). Doch Witz, Komik, Satire, Parodie und Karikatur lassen "The Importance of Being Earnest" nicht substanzlos werden, vielmehr dienen sie in einer spezifischen Art, die im Verlauf der Arbeit deutlich werden soll, einer subtilen Kritik der Viktorianischen Gesellschaft mit ihrem heuchlerischen Moral- und Verhaltenskodex. Bei einem Vergleich der Komödien "Lady Windermere′s Fan" und "An Ideal Husband" mit "The Importance of Being Earnest" fällt auf, daß Oscar Wilde einige Motive als auch die Themen der beiden früheren Komödien in seinem letzten Stück aufgreift. Die vorliegende Arbeit will daher versuchen diese Elemente aufzuzeigen und ihre Charakteristika sowie ihre Bedeutung im jeweiligen Stück zu beschreiben. Es soll versucht werden, die Unterschiede der gemeinsamen Themen und Motive herauszufinden, um die jeweilige Funktion für die Intention des Stückes zu bestimmen. Gleichzeitig wird analysiert in welcher Weise die Veränderungen der Themen und Motive in "The Importance of Being Earnest" die Aussage dieser Komödie bestimmen und sie von den Vorläufer-Stücken abgrenzt.



Lady Windermere s fan

Lady Windermere s fan Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 OCLC:8184788
Release 1915*
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L Eventail de Lady Windermere Lady Windermere s fan dition bilingue

L Eventail de Lady Windermere   Lady Windermere s fan    dition bilingue Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9782081352025
Release 2014-09-10T00:00:00+02:00
Pages 256
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La vertueuse lady Windermere s’apprête à donner un bal pour son anniversaire. Elle est tout à ses préparatifs lorsqu’elle découvre que son époux entretient une femme à la réputation sulfureuse. Sa jalousie explose. Le mari dément. Mais, comble du déshonneur, il lui demande d’inviter cette mystérieuse inconnue le soir même... Premier grand succès théâtral d’Oscar Wilde, L’Éventail de lady Windermere tourne en dérision les travers d’une société gouvernée par l’hypocrisie et l’argent. Ironie, cruauté et amour se mêlent dans cette comédie parfaitement maîtrisée et d’une drôlerie exquise, où l’auteur, distillant paradoxes et mots d’esprit, questionne aussi le pouvoir et l’inanité du langage. Virginie Berthemet © Flammarion © Flammarion, Paris, 2012 VO : Lady Windermere's Fan



Dekadenz und sthetizismus in Oscar Wildes Gesellschaftskom die Lady Windermere s Fan

Dekadenz und   sthetizismus in Oscar Wildes Gesellschaftskom  die  Lady Windermere   s Fan Author Simone Linde
ISBN-10 9783638774505
Release 2007
Pages 68
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2001 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: sehr gut, Universitat Hamburg (Anglistisches Seminar), Veranstaltung: Seminar Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Oscar Wilde war die fuhrende Figur der Asthetizismus- und Dekadenz-Bewegung des Fin de Siecle in ngland, weniger durch sein literarisches Werk als durch sein Leben als Inkarnation des Dandys par exellence. Wilde verstand es wie keiner vor ihm, die Medien zu seinen Zwecken zu manipulieren und sich selbst zu inszenieren. Dabei war sein Verhaltnis zur Gesellschaft durchaus ambivalent: Auf der einen Seite brachte sein literarischer und gesellschaftlicher Ruhm ihm die erstrebte Anerkennung, auf der anderen Seite war er ein Aussenseiter aufgrund seiner Homosexualitat, die ihm letztendlich zum Verhangnis wurde und seinen gesellschaftlichen Fall ausloste. Seine brilliant inszenierte offentliche Wirkung veranlasste viele Kritiker der nachfolgenden Zeit, Wildes Leben und Werk zu vermischen, so dass einerseits das Bild der Person Oscar Wilde durch Mythosbildung verklart worden ist und andererseits das literarische Werk im lebensgeschichtlichen Zusammenhang interpretiert wurde und zu wenig als eigenstandige literarische Ausdrucksform beachtet worden ist. Hier geht es nicht um die Person Oscar Wilde. Vielmehr wird ausgehend vom gesellschaftlichen Kontext des Fin de Siecle im viktorianischen England die Verbindung zu Wildes Werk hergestellt: Anhand seiner Gesellschaftskomodie Lady Windermere's Fan wird Wildes Verstandnis von Asthetizismus und Dekandenz erortert. Der Teil 2. bietet einen Uberblick uber die Stromungen von Asthetizismus und Dekadenz im Zusammenhang mit den gesellschaftlichen Veranderungen im Zuge der Industrialisierung und Modernisierung im Allgemeinen und im Speziellen den Auswirkungen im England des viktorianischen Zeitalters. Im Teil 3. geht es um die Darstellungen von Dekadenz und Asthetizismus in Lady Windermere's Fan. Ich interpretiere Lady Winde"



A Production of Lady Windermere s Fan by Oscar Wilde

A Production of Lady Windermere s Fan by Oscar Wilde Author Robert Coleman Watkins
ISBN-10 OCLC:20180382
Release 1950
Pages 304
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Lady Windermere s Fan

Lady Windermere s Fan Author Jacob L. Heger
ISBN-10 OCLC:794592851
Release 2012
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