An Ideal Husband

By: Oscar Wilde
Published By: Double9 Books
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In his four-act play An Ideal Husband, Oscar Wilde explores the concepts of public and private honor while revolving around political corruption and blackmail. It was first presented in 1895 and lasted for 124 performances at the Haymarket Theatre in London. It has seen numerous theatrical revivals and film, radio, and television adaptations. Oscar Wilde started writing An Ideal Husband for the actor-manager John Hare in June 1893, as his second drawing room play, A Woman of No Importance, was enjoying popularity at the Haymarket Theatre. He finished the play's first act while residing in a home he had rented in Goring-on-Thames, and he gave the play's main character that name. He wrote the final three acts between September 1893 and January 1894. Hare rejected the play because he thought the final act was inadequate. Wilde then offered the piece to Lewis Waller, who was going to temporarily take over management of the Haymarket Theater while Herbert Beerbohm Tree was away in America. Waller accepted. The play, which was touted as "A new and original play of modern life," began rehearsing in December 1894 and premiered on January 3, 1895.

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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, also known as Oscar Wilde, was an Irish poet and playwright who lived from 16 October 1854 to 30 November 1900. He wrote in a variety of genres throughout the 1880s before becoming one of London's most well-known playwrights in the early 1890s. The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays and epigrams, as well as the circumstances surrounding his meningitis-related early death at age 46 and criminal conviction for gross indecency for consensual homosexual activities in "one of the earliest celebrity trials," is what people will remember him for most. Anglo-Irish intellectuals in Dublin, Wilde's parents were. French and German were picked up by young Wilde with ease. While in college, Wilde read the Greats and distinguished himself as an outstanding student of classical literature, first at Trinity College Dublin and then at Oxford. He became involved with the aestheticism movement, which was being spearheaded by two of his professors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. Wilde moved to London after finishing college and became a part of rich social and cultural circles. Queensberry intended to publicly humiliate Wilde by tossing a bouquet of decaying vegetables onto the stage, but Wilde was informed and had Queensberry turned away from the theater.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 92 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357278036
  • ISBN-13: 9789357278034
  • Item Weight: 110.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 5.53 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Drama / General