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Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: A Full Cast Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2001 ISBN: 9781580815307
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Devilishly attractive Lord Illingworth is notorious for his skill as a seducer. But he is still invited to all the “best” houses while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion. In this devastating comedy, Wilde uses his celebrated wit to expose English society’s narrow view of everything from sexual mores to Americans.


An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring starring: Martin Jarvis as Lord Illingworth; Peter Dennis as Sir John Pontefract; Jim Norton as Mr. Kelvil, M.P.Robert Machray as The Ven. Archdeacon Daubeny, D.D.Paul Gutrecht as Gerald Arbuthnot; Miriam Margolyes as Lady Hunstanton; Jane Carr as Lady Caroline Pontefract; Judy Geeson as Lady Stutfield; Cherie Lunghi as Mrs. Allonby and Alice; Samantha Mathis as Miss Hester Worsley; Rosalind Ayres as Mrs. Arbuthnot.

Adapted by Martin Jarvis. Directed by Michael Hackett. Recorded before a live audience..

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About the Author

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was born in Dublin. He won scholarships to both Trinity College, Dublin, and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was heavily influenced by the radical aesthetics of Walter Pater. Flamboyant wit and man-about-town, Wilde had a reputation that preceded him, especially in his early career. After publishing two volumes of short stories between 1887 and 1891, his social-comedy plays such as Lady Windermere’s Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest established his critical and commercial success. In 1895 Wilde was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for homosexual conduct and died in Paris in obscurity a few years after his release.

About the Narrator

Calvin Trillin has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 1963. He is the author of thirty books. His nonfiction includes Jackson, 1964; About Alice; and Remembering Denny. His humor writing includes books of political verse, comic novels, books on eating, and children’s poetry. In 2012, he was awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor for Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff. In 2013, he was inducted into the New York Writers Hall of Fame.