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Oscar Wilde Plays List

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List of Oscar Wilde plays with descriptions, including any musicals by Oscar Wilde, playwright. This Oscar Wilde plays list includes promotional photos when available, as well as information about co-writers and Oscar Wilde characters. This list of plays by Oscar Wilde is listed alphabetically and includes art of the play's posters when available. This list features items like An Ideal Husband and Lady Windermere's Fan. What plays did Oscar Wilde write? All these, one-acts, musicals, or full-length plays are by Oscar Wilde and can help you decide, "What are the best Oscar Wilde plays?" {#nodes}
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    A Florentine Tragedy

    A Florentine Tragedy is a fragment of a never-completed play by Oscar Wilde. The subject concerns Simone, a wealthy 16th-century Florentine merchant who finds his wife Bianca in the arms of a local prince, Guido Bardi. After feigning hospitality, Simone challenges the interloper to a duel, disarms him, and strangles him. This awakens the affection of his wife; and the two are reconciled. In 1914 the young Italian composer Carlo Ravasegna wrote a short opera "Una Tragedia Fiorentina" to a translation/libretto by Ettore Moschino. The libretto was published with Wilde's name by the Tipografia Subalpina, Turin, 1914. Alexander von Zemlinsky wrote an opera based on a German translation of the...  more
    • Authors / Creators: Oscar Wilde
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    A Woman of No Importance is a play by Irish playwright Oscar Wilde. The play premièred on 19 April 1893 at London's Haymarket Theatre. Like Wilde's other society plays, it satirizes English upper class society. It has been performed on stages in Europe and North America since his death in 1900....  more
    • Authors / Creators: Oscar Wilde
    • Characters: Mrs. Arbuthnot, Lord Illingworth, Miss Hester Worsley, Sir John Pontefract, Lady Stutfield
  • An Ideal Husband is an 1895 comedic stage play by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honour. The action is set in London, in "the present", and takes place over the course of twenty-four hours. "Sooner or later," Wilde notes, "we shall all have to pay for what we do." But he adds that, "No one should be entirely judged by their past." Together with The Importance of Being Earnest, it is often considered Wilde's dramatic masterpiece. After Earnest it is his most popularly produced play....  more
    • Authors / Creators: Oscar Wilde
    • Characters: Mrs. Laura Cheveley, Vicomte de Nanjac, Phipps, Sir Robert Chiltern, Lady Gertrude Chiltern
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    Lady Windermere's Fan, A Play About a Good Woman is a four-act comedy by Oscar Wilde, first performed on Saturday, 20 February 1892, at the St James's Theatre in London.The story concerns Lady Windermere, who suspects that her husband is having an affair with another woman. She confronts him with it but although he denies it, he invites the other woman, Mrs Erlynne, to his wife's birthday ball. Angered by her husband's supposed unfaithfulness, Lady Windermere decides to leave her husband for another lover. After discovering what has transpired, Mrs Erlynne follows Lady Windermere and attempts to persuade her to return to her husband and in the course of this, Mrs Erlynne is discovered in a...  more
    • Authors / Creators: Oscar Wilde
    • Characters: Lord Windermere, Lord Darlington, Mrs. Erlynne, Lady Windermere, Duchess of Berwick