The Oscar Wilde collection

by Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900.

Format: Book on CD 2010
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Summary
Four classic comedies from one of the wittiest playwrights in Western literature. 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 nineteenth century. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: 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. An Ideal Husband 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: Miriam Margolyes, Samantha Mathis, Rosalind Ayres, Jane Carr, Peter Dennis, Judy Geeson, Paul Gutrecht, Martin Jarvis, Cherie Lunghi, Robert Machray and Jim Norton. Directed by Michael Hackett. A Woman of No Importance 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 holding public figures to higher standards than the rest of us. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Jacqueline Bisset, Alfred Molina, Yeardley Smith, Rosalind Ayres, Paul Gutrecht, Martin Jarvis, Robert Machray, Miriam Margolyes and Jim Norton. Directed by Michael Hackett. The Importance of Being Earnest A stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag. Jack and Algernon are best friends, both wooing ladies who think their names are Ernest, "that name which inspires absolute confidence." Wilde's effervescent wit, scathing social satire, and high farce make this one of the most cherished plays in the English language. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: James Marsters, Emily Bergl, Charles Busch, Neil Dickson, Jill Gascoine, Christopher Neame, Matthew Wolf and Sarah Zimmerman. Directed by Michael Hackett. The Picture of Dorian Gray One of the great classics of contemporary Western literature. Dorian Gray, an effete young gentleman, is the subject of a striking portrait by the artist Basil Hallward. Gray's narcissism is awakened, and he embraces a lifestyle of hedonism and casual cruelties. Increasingly consumed by his own vanity, he is forced to confront his true inner-self, in a manner that is as shocking as it is terrifying. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Steve Juergens, Jim Ortlieb, Colleen Crimmins, Roger Mueller, Thomas Carroll, Paulin Brailsford, Rush Pearson and Martin Duffy. Directed by Terry McCabe.
Contents
Lady Windermere's fan
A woman of no importance
An ideal husband
The importance of being earnest
The picture of Dorian Gray.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Fans of Oscar Wilde will delight in this collection of four of the author's best-loved plays and a theatrical adaptation of his only novel. These full-cast productions-Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest-feature energetic performances from a host of talented actors including Eric Stoltz, Martin Jarvis, Alfred Molina, and Jacqueline Bisset. Razor-sharp comedic timing from all the players will entertain listeners while the production of A Picture of Dorian Gray offers a darker pleasure and a cast that delivers a taut, suspenseful performance. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Audio theatre series.
Subjects Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Adultery -- Drama.
Mothers and daughters -- Drama.
Aristocracy (Social class) -- Drama.
Political plays.
Courtship -- Drama.
Mistaken identity -- Drama.
Appearance (Philosophy) -- Fiction.
Conduct of life -- Drama.
England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Drama.
Comedy plays.
Tragedies (Drama)
Radio plays.
Radio adaptations.
Audiobooks.
Publisher [Los Angeles, Calif.] :L.A. Theatre Works,2010
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Lady Windemere's fan.
Woman of no importance.
Ideal husband.
Importance of being earnest.
Picture of Dorian Gray.
Plays.
Contributors Rees, Roger, 1944-2015
Stoltz, Eric, 1961-
Margolyes, Miriam.
Going, Joanna.
Mathis, Samantha.
Ayres, Rosalind.
Bisset, Jacqueline, 1944-
Molina, Alfred, 1953-
Smith, Yeardley.
Marsters, James, 1962-
Bergl, Emily.
Busch, Charles.
Dickson, Neil (Actor)
Gascoine, Jill.
Juergens, Steve.
Ortlieb, Jim.
McCabe, Terry.
Ortmann, Jeffrey.
Hackett, Michael, 1950-
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. Lady Windemere's fan.
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. Woman of no importance.
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. Ideal husband.
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. Importance of being earnest.
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. Picture of Dorian Gray.
L.A. Theatre Works.
Participants/Performers Lady Windermere's fan: Roger Rees, Eric Stolz, Miriam Margolyes, Joanna Going.
A woman of no importance: Miriam Margolyes, Samantha Mathis, Rosalind Ayres.
An ideal husband: Jacqueline Bissett, Alfred Molina, Yeardley Smith, Rosalind Ayres.
The importance of being earnest: James Marsters, Emily Bergl, Charles Busch, Neil Dickson, Jill Gascoine.
The picture of Dorian Gray: Steve Juergens, Jim Ortlieb.
Other Contributors The picture of Dorian Gray directed by Terry McCabe and Jeffrey Ortmann; all other plays directed by Michael Hackett.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 10 audio discs (8 hr., 20 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781580817530
158081753X
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