London is full of women who trust their husbands. One can always recognize them. They look so thoroughly unhappy. I am not going to be one of them – Lady Windermere

Oscar Wilde’s witty dialogue, social satire and outrageous paradoxes for which he is still remembered are most evident in Lady Windermere’s Fan. Wilde’s play shows us the destructiveness of gossip and superficial judgement. It examines the ambiguous sexual morality and gender politics at the heart of the British ruling class, whilst simultaneously challenging our perception of what constitutes a good woman.

 

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