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 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.



Lady Windermere s Fan

Lady Windermere s Fan Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 IND:32000007188131
Release 1893
Pages 146
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Lady Windermere s Fan

Lady Windermere s Fan Author Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph)
ISBN-10 OCLC:629802401
Release 1998
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Wilde Complete Plays

Wilde Complete Plays Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9781408149164
Release 2014-03-10
Pages 624
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This volume contains everything Wilde wrote in dramatic form Wilde's masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest is printed here in its usual three-act form, but with an appendix containing the best material from the original four-act version. Also included are his three 'problem plays', Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance and An Ideal Husband, as well as his once-banned Salome and several other little-known but fascinating dramas. H. Montgomery Hyde, an acknowledged expert on Wilde and author of several books on him, provides an introduction to Wilde's life and work with special attention to the composition and performance of the plays. "Wilde is to me our only thorough playwright. He plays with everything: with wit, with philosophy, with drama, with actors and audiences, with the whole theatre" (George Bernard Shaw)



Lady Windermere s fan Salome A woman of no importance An ideal husband The importance of being earnest

Lady Windermere s fan   Salome   A woman of no importance   An ideal husband   The importance of being earnest Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 UOM:39015043091860
Release 1995
Pages 368
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This series presents students with a library of outstanding plays, many of which are otherwise unobtainable, or available only in out-of-date or unannotated editions. The texts are newly edited, with modernized spelling and punctuation where appropriate; and there are scholarly introductions and annotation. 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. Wilde's final dramatic triumph was his 'trivial' comedy for serious people, The Importance of Being Earnest, arguably the greatest farcical comedy in English.



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.



A Bookman s Catalogue Vol 2 M End

A Bookman s Catalogue Vol  2 M End Author T. Bose
ISBN-10 0774802820
Release 1987-01-01
Pages 560
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The Colbeck collection was formed over half a century ago by the Bournemouth bookseller Norman Colbeck. Focusing primarily on British essayists and poets of the nineteenth century from the Romantic Movement through the Edwardian era, the collection features nearly 500 authors and lists over 13,000 works. Entries are alphabetically arranged by author with copious notes on the condition and binding of each copy. Nine appendices provide listings of selected periodicals, series publications, anthologies, yearbooks, and topical works.



The Art of the Pose

The Art of the Pose Author Heather Marcovitch
ISBN-10 3034304390
Release 2010
Pages 222
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This book revisits Oscar Wilde's major writings through the field of performance studies. Wilde wrote about performance as a cultural dialectic, as a form of serious and critical play, and as the basis of a subversive poetics. In his studies at Oxford University, his famous lecture tour of the United States and Canada, his friendships with famous actresses Sarah Bernhardt and Lillie Langtry, the writing of his critical essays, "The Picture of Dorian Gray, Salome, " and his society comedies, and culminating in his post-prison writings "De Profundis" and "The Ballad of Reading Gaol, " Wilde develops a rich theory of performance that addresses aesthetics, ethics, identity and individualism. This book also traces Wilde's often-troubled relationship with late-Victorian society in terms of its attempts to define his public performances by stereotyping him as both irrelevant and dangerous, from the early newspaper caricatures to its later description of him as a sexual monster.



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.



Authors in Context Oscar Wilde

Authors in Context  Oscar Wilde Author John Sloan
ISBN-10 0191587591
Release 2003-04-10
Pages 240
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Wit, dandy, literary anarchist, self-publicist, and homosexual martyr: Wilde achieved fame and notoriety at a time when mass culture and communication promoted the 'new' in every area of British life. This book examines the rich interplay between Wilde's society and his writings and shows the remarkable recontextualizing of Wilde and his work in film, stage, and the media in the century following his death. - ;Authors in Context examines the work of major writers in relation to their own time and to the present day. Combining history with lively literary discussion, each volume provides comprehensive insight into texts in their context. Wit, dandy, literary anarchist, self-publicist, and homosexual martyr: Wilde achieved fame and notoriety at a time when mass culture and communication promoted the 'new' in every area of British life - 'New Women', 'New Hedonism', 'New Journalism', 'New Imperialism'. His plays, tales, and critical writings questioned traditional attitudes to religion, sexuality, women and the home, crime and punishment, and the freedom of the individual. This book examines the rich interplay between Wilde's society and his writings and shows the remarkable recontextualizing of Wilde and his work on stage, in film and the media in the century that has followed his death. -



Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Author E.H. Mikhail
ISBN-10 9781349035779
Release 1978-06-17
Pages 249
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The Fall of the House of Wilde

The Fall of the House of Wilde Author Emer O'Sullivan
ISBN-10 9781408843581
Release 2016-06-02
Pages 512
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Oscar Wilde owed his most outstanding characteristics – his precocious intellectualism, his flamboyance, his hedonism, his recklessness, his pride, his sense of superiority, his liberal sexual values – to his parents. Oscar's mother, Lady Jane Wilde, rose to prominence as a political journalist, advocating in 1848 a rebellion against colonialism. Proud, involved and challenging, she became a salon hostess and opened the Wilde's Dublin home at No. 1 Merrion Square to the public. Known as the most scintillating and stirring hostess of her day, she passed on her infectious delight in the art of living to Oscar, who imbibed it greedily. His father was Sir William Wilde, one of the most eminent men of his generation. Acutely conscious of injustices in the social order, Sir William laid the foundations for the Celtic renaissance in the belief that culture would establish a common ground between the privileged and the poor, Protestant and Catholic. But Sir William was also a philanderer, and when he stood accused of sexually assaulting a young female patient, the scandal and trial sent shock waves through Dublin society. After his death the Wildes moved to London where Oscar burst irrepressibly upon the scene. The one role that didn't suit him was that of the Victorian husband, as his wife, Constance, was to discover. For beneath the swelling forehead was a self-destructive itch: a lifelong devourer of attention, Oscar was unable to recognise when the party was over. The Fall of the House of Wilde for the first time places Oscar Wilde as a member of one of the most dazzling Anglo-Irish families of Victorian times, and also in the broader social, political and religious context. A remarkable and perceptive account, this is a major repositioning of our first modern celebrity, a man whose own fall from grace in a trial as public as his father's marked the end of fin de siècle decadence.



Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow

Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow Author David Goodway
ISBN-10 9781604862218
Release 2011-11-01
Pages 434
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Provides a cultural history of leftist and libertarian thought in Britain, from Aldous Huxley and Colin Ward to William Morris, Oscar Wilde and George Orwell and discusses how a recovered anarchist tradition could provide valuable to modern political radicals. Original.



Delphi Complete Works of Oscar Wilde Illustrated

Delphi Complete Works of Oscar Wilde  Illustrated Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9781908909053
Release 2013-11-17
Pages 3491
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The incomparable Oscar Wilde has delighted audiences for many, many years, and now you can enjoy his writing in its entirety on your eReading device. This is the COMPLETE WORKS of the great literary giant with bonus texts. (Current version: 5) Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our vast range of titles. Features: * annotated with introductions to the plays, novel and other texts * features many images relating to Wilde, his life and works * illustrated with images of how the books first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the Victorian texts * ALL of the plays, with excellent formatting * BOTH Wilde's original French version of 'Salome' and Lord Douglas' (his lover) translation in English - available in no other digital collection * two rare unfinished plays * ALL of the short stories with the original beautiful illustrations * BOTH versions of 'Dorian Gray' - the original magazine version and the original book version with extra chapters, all with separate contents tables * the COMPLETE poetry, with special Chronological and Alphabetical contents tables ñ find that special poem quickly! * Every non-fiction essay - even the rare ones Wilde wrote in prison * the rare erotic novel 'Teleny' attributed to Wilde, but now classed as apocryphal - judge for yourself - did Wilde have a hand in writing this rare text? * ALL of the short stories and short story collections * boasts three biographical works exploring Wilde's life, including the famous two volume OSCAR WILDE, HIS LIFE AND CONFESSIONS by FRANK HARRIS * scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * features the complete and unabridged version of DE PROFUNDIS, often missed out of collections * UPDATED with rare non-fiction texts * UPDATED with a special Journalism section, featuring Wilde's reviews and articles CONTENTS The Plays VERA THE DUCHESS OF PADUA LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE SALOM… SALOME (ENGLISH VERSION) AN IDEAL HUSBAND THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST LA SAINTE COURTISANE A FLORENTINE TRAGEDY The Poetry THE COMPLETE POETRY IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER THE COMPLETE POETRY IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Novel THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY THE ORIGINAL 13 CHAPTER VERSION THE REVISED 20 CHAPTER VERSION The Short Stories THE PORTRAIT OF MR. W. H. THE HAPPY PRINCE AND OTHER TALES THE HAPPY PRINCE THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE THE SELFISH GIANT THE DEVOTED FRIEND THE REMARKABLE ROCKET A HOUSE OF POMEGRANATES THE YOUNG KING THE BIRTHDAY OF THE INFANTA THE FISHERMAN AND HIS SOUL THE STAR-CHILD LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME AND OTHER STORIES LORD ARTHUR SAVILEíS CRIME THE CANTERVILLE GHOST THE SPHINX WITHOUT A SECRET THE MODEL MILLIONAIRE The Non-Fiction THE DECAY OF LYING PEN, PENCIL AND POISON ó A STUDY IN GREEN THE CRITIC AS ARTIST THE TRUTH OF MASKS THE RISE OF HISTORICAL CRITICISM THE ENGLISH RENAISSANCE OF ART HOUSE DECORATION ART AND THE HANDICRAFTSMAN LECTURE TO ART STUDENTS LONDON MODELS POEMS IN PROSE THE SOUL OF MAN UNDER SOCIALISM PHRASES AND PHILOSOPHIES FOR THE USE OF THE YOUNG A FEW MAXIMS FOR THE INSTRUCTION OF THE OVER-EDUCATED DE PROFUNDIS OSCAR WILDE'S LETTER TO ROBERT BROWNING PERSONAL IMPRESSIONS OF AMERICA THE DECORATIVE ARTS THE HOUSE BEAUTIFUL THE TRUTH OF MASKS The Journalism LIST OF ARTICLES AND REVIEWS Apocrypha TELENY The Biographies OSCAR WILDE, HIS LIFE AND CONFESSIONS BY FRANK HARRIS MEMORIES OF OSCAR WILDE BY G. BERNARD SHAW OSCAR WILDE: AN IDLER'S IMPRESSION BY EDGAR SALTUS



The Oxford Dictionary of Plays

The Oxford Dictionary of Plays Author Michael Patterson
ISBN-10 9780192518491
Release 2015-01-29
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The Oxford Dictionary of Plays provides essential information on the best-known, best-loved, and most important plays in world theatre. Each entry includes details of the title, author, date of writing, date of first performance, genre, setting, and composition of cast; there is also a summary of the play's plot, and a brief commentary. Genres covered include: burlesque, comedy, farce, historical drama, kabuki, masque, melodrama, morality play, mystery play, No, romantic comedy, tragicomedy, satire, and tragedy. The perfect guide for students and scholars of drama and literature, theatre professionals, and directors looking for plays for performance.