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An Ideal Husband (1895)
by Oscar Wilde
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 048641423X, Paperback)
Wilde's scintillating drawing-room comedy revolves around a blackmail scheme that forces a married couple to reexamine their moral standards. A supporting cast of young lovers, society matrons, and a formidable femme fatale exchange sparkling repartee, keeping the action of the play at a lively pace.
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A tender love story, a serpentine villainess, a glittering setting in London society and a shower of Wildean witticisms are only a few of the reasons this play has enjoyed hugely successful revivals in London and New York. This 1895 drama also seems eerily prescient, as it explores the plight of a promising young politician, desperate to hide a secret in his past. With empathy and wit, Wilde explores the pitfalls of holding public figures to higher standards than the rest of us. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Rosalind Ayres as Lady Gertrude Chiltern: Jacqueline Bisset as Mrs. Cheveley; Paul Gutrecht as Vicomte de Nanjac; Martin Jarvis as Sir Robert Chiltern; Robert Machray as Phipps; Miriam Margolyes as Lady Markby; Alfred Molina as Lord Goring; Jim Norton as Lord Caversham; Yeardley Smith as Mabel Chiltern.
2 editions of this book were published by Urban Romantics.