Synopses & Reviews
Oscar Wilde was at once a family man and a homosexual outsider, a socialite, socialist, and Irish nationalist. His contradictions inspired him to ponder the roles and masks donned in conventional society, and his acute and wry insights are wonderfully displayed in this collection of his essential plays. Known not only for his brilliant, epigrammatic language, but also for his sense of theatrical design, color, and staging, Wilde created an enduring body of finely crafted works, whose delights and ironies still speak to modern audiences. In addition to Lady Windermere's Fan, Salomé, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, A Florentine Tragedy, and The Importance of Being Earnest, this edition contains an introduction, notes and commentaries, and an excised scene from The Importance of Being Earnest.
This book contains some of Oscar Wilde's best known plays - "Lady Windermere's Fan", "A Woman of No Importance", "An ideal Husband" and "The Importance of Being Earnest".
Includes "Lady Windermere's Fan, Salome, A Woman Of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, A Florentine Tragedy" and a full version of "The Importance of Being Earnest" *Also appeared in May 2002 Buyer's Notes*
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxix-xxx).
Table of Contents
Lady Windermere's fan -- Salomâe -- A woman of no importance -- An ideal husband -- A Florentine tragedy -- The importance of being earnest.