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Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: James Marsters, Jacqueline Bisset, Alfred Molina, Roger Rees, Eric Stoltz, Charles Busch, Yeardley Smith Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN:
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Four classic comedies from one of the wittiest playwrights in Western literature: Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest, all featuring star-studded casts with the likes of Jacqueline Bisset, Miriam Margolyes, James Marsters, Alfred Molina, Roger Rees, Yeardley Smith, Eric Stoltz, and many more. This audio also includes a chilling dramatization of Wilde's sole novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Lady Windermere's Fan:
The irreverent satire that launched Wilde's succession of classical comedies. A Lord, his wife, her admirer, and an infamous blackmailer converge in this delicious comic feast of scandal. A divinely funny comedy of good girls, bad husbands, and the moral hypocrisy of British high society in the late 19th century. Stars Roger Rees, Eric Stoltz, Miriam Margolyes, Joanna Going, Gina Field, Judy Geeson, Arthur Hanket, Lisa Harrow, Dominic Keating, James Warwick, Tom Wheatley. Directed by Michael Hackett.

A Woman of No Importance:
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. Stars Rosalind Ayres, Jane Carr, Peter Dennis, Judy Geeson, Paul Gutrecht, Martin Jarvis, Cherie Lunghi, Robert Machray, Miriam Margolyes, Samantha Mathis and Jim Norton.

An Ideal Husband
A tender love story, a glittering setting in London society, and a shower of witticisms are only a few of the reasons this play has enjoyed hugely successful revivals. This 1895 drama is 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 h... Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 11/8/2011

    " Intriguing-- wondered if Hollywood now would make a movie of it since the values critiqued are so Hollywood. Ironically I think Wilde lived like Dorian. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 11/8/2011

    " Even knowing of the story, the book is an excellent read. I enjoyed it thoroughly! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marjanne | 11/7/2011

    " Conceptually I really like the idea of this book, and, as always, Wilde has some great lines. However it's hard to like Dorian and I do not feel very sympatheic towards him. I do think it contributes some good thoughts on the corruptability of a human immortal "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Timothy | 11/6/2011

    " What a Extraordinary Tale of a man's quest to hide his sins, and the life impure and immortalized of Mister Gray. I would give this book a four and a half stars if they had a rating for that.....Timothy~ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheri | 11/4/2011

    " This may be my favorite book EVER. A quotable phrase on every page with a very profound and thought provoking plot. The writing is exquisite. Each scene is so vivid. I loved it, cover-to-cover. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 11/3/2011

    " Slow and tedious read but absolutely beautifully written. A work if art. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Justin | 11/2/2011

    " To be honest, it became so boring, I stopped reading it. The story could have lasted fewer pages, and that's a fact. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 10/30/2011

    " Good. Very quotable. At times Dorian Gray and Lord Henry make you want to pull your hair out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 10/30/2011

    " Very unique. I think what I really got out of this was how easily we are influenced at a certain age in our life if we don't have the proper guidance and mentoring. One wrong turn???? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristyh | 10/29/2011

    " Beautifully written, great character study. Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 10/28/2011

    " I have read this book 3 times. Every time I swear that I didn't read it - I just remember the synopsis - and then I get halfway through and realize I'm rereading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 10/27/2011

    " I skimmed the boring parts and also read the cliff notes, does that count? I liked it, because it made me think. I also was able to boast when I heard a TV show refer to Dorain Gray, I knew what they were talking about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 10/27/2011

    " Wonderful! It's a great description of how vanity can ruin a person. It seemed to drag on a bit too much and one chapter seemed completely unnecessary, but it was very intriguing nonetheless. "

About the Author

Author Oscar Wilde

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.