Lady Windermere's Fan; Salome; A Woman of No Importance; An Ideal Husband; The Importance of Being Earnest

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OXFORD DRAMA LIBRARY

OSCAR WILDE


Lady Windermere's Fan Salome A Woman of No Importance An Ideal Husband The Importance of Being Earnest

Edited with an Introduction by PETER RABY

General Editor MICHAEL CORDNER

Associate General Editors PETER HOLLAND MARTIN WIGGINS

CLARENDON PRESS · OXFORD 1995

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays i
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgements vi
  • Introduction vii
  • Note on the Texts xxvi
  • Select Bibliography xxviii
  • A Chronology of Oscar Wilde xxxi
  • Lady Windermere's Fan a Play About a Good Woman 1
  • The Persons of the Play 4
  • The Scenes of the Play 5
  • First Act 7
  • Second Act 21
  • Third Act 36
  • Fourth Act 48
  • Salome 61
  • The Persons of the Play 64
  • A Woman of No Importance 93
  • The Persons of the Play 96
  • First Act 99
  • Second Act 113
  • Third Act 131
  • Fourth Act 144
  • An Ideal Husband 159
  • The Persons of the Play 162
  • The Scenes of the Play 163
  • First Act 165
  • Second Act 190
  • Third Act 212
  • Fourth Act 230
  • The Importance of Being Earnest - A Trivial Comedy for Serious People 247
  • The Persons of the Play 250
  • The Scenes of the Play 251
  • First Act 253
  • Second Act 272
  • Third Act 295
  • Appendix 308
  • Explanatory Notes 311
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