Monday, August 29, 2011

Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde

Lady Windermere's Fan is a play about London's high society and the scandal that follows with it. Lord and Lady Windermere have been happily married for awhile, and they have a child. But Lord Windemere has been reported to be seen with a mysterious Mrs. Erlynne, who he has been sending large amounts of money. Lord Windermere refuses to tell the Lady why, other than it is for her benefit. Outraged, Lady Windermere leaves for another man, but is stopped by Mrs. Erlynne. In the end, Mrs. Erlynne performs a great sacrifice and her true persona is revealed.
Oscar Wilde is one of my favorite writers for his humor and crafting style. This play was very good, in that there was great foreshadowing and a suspenseful reveal at the end. Some of the characters were pretty pathetic (although I guess most in London's high society were). Fun read.

4 Stars

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