Lady Windermere's Fan.pdf

Lady Windermere's Fan.pdf
 

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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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From Library Journal
In this audio, a capable cast portrays Victorian gentry in the London of 1892 with sly humor and skill. Laughter from the audience (nicely subdued by the sound engineer) greets Wilde's epigrams and delightful nonsense, e.g., "I can resist everything but temptation." A slight plot entails a shady woman's blackmail, suspicions of infidelity, and some melodrama. Purists following Wilde's polished text will miss the Duchess drinking disgusting mineral water to feign illness; Lady Windermere's relief over her husband's innocent checkbook before breaking into his incriminating one; and aphorisms like "nothing looks so like innocence as an indiscretion" and "Repentance is quite out of date," etc. Still, the producer gives a welcome introduction to a classic. Hearing a comedy of manners done so cleverly, compared to merely reading the script, adds enjoyment. Recommended where audio dramas circulate well.
-Gordon Blackwell, Eastchester, NY
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

From AudioFile
Odd that the notoriously unconventional British wits Oscar Wilde and Noel Coward should write such conventional schmaltz as the latter's BRIEF ENCOUNTER and the former's FAN. At least Wilde flavored his saccharine melodrama with the epigrammatic gems that have kept it stageworthy. The morally supercilious Lady Windermere comes to believe her husband has begun an adulterous affair with an older woman of bad reputation. But a mitigating secret lies in the ostracized woman's true identity. This production, taped before a live audience, begins too hurriedly but eventually finds its pace. The nonpareil Miriam Margolyes excels in a comic supporting role, while lead Roger Rees does not rev up until the second act and Joanna Going is a particularly annoying Lady W. Y.R. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

作者简介
Born in Ireland, Wilde (1854-1900) was educated in Dublin and Oxford and went on to become the leading exponent of aestheticism. His work includes plays, a novel, poetry and criticism. Imprisoned for homosexual acts, he died after his release in exile in Paris.Ian Small is a reader in English Literature at the University of Birmingham.

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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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