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Ideal Husband a Play

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An Ideal Husband a Play by Oscar Wilde
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An Ideal Husband is an 1895 comedic stage play by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honour. The action is set in London, in "the present," and takes place over the course of twenty-four hours. "Sooner or later," Wilde notes, "we shall all have to pay for what we do." But he adds that, "No one should be entirely judged by their past." Together with The Importance of Being Earnest, it is often considered Wilde's dramatic masterpiece. The play proved extremely popular in its original run, lasting over a hundred performances. Critics also lauded Wilde's balance of a multitude of theatrical elements within the play. George Bernard Shaw praised the play saying "Mr. Wilde is to me our only thorough Playwright. He plays with everything; with wit, with philosophy, with drama, with actors and audience, with the whole theatre."
Release date Australia
January 1st, 2015
Author
Pages
114
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Book on Demand Ltd.
Dimensions
148x210x7
ISBN-13
9785519160896
Product ID
23698103

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