Category Archives: Play

An Ideal Husband, by Oscar Wilde (1895)

An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde My rating: 5 of 5 stars I liked “An Ideal Husband” the best of Oscar Wilde’s Society Comedies. He managed to continue his skewering of London society, and of the rich and aristocratic. What … Continue reading

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A Woman of No Importance, by Oscar Wilde (1893)

A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde My rating: 4 of 5 stars “A Woman of No Importance” is another of Oscar Wilde’s “Society Plays,” and it certainly carries on his portrayal of English capital-s “Society” as being vapid, … Continue reading

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Lady Windermere’s Fan, by Oscar Wilde (1893)

Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde My rating: 4 of 5 stars Lord Windemere is schtupping Mrs. Erlynne, and everyone in London society knows it, with the exception of Lady Windemere. These are the facts at the start of Oscar … Continue reading

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Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw (1913)

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw My rating: 4 of 5 stars “Pygmalion” traces Professor Henry Higgins in his efforts to turn a street urchin flower seller into a lady, fit to pass in proper society. If this sounds familiar, “My … Continue reading

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Lysistrata, by Aristophanes (411 BCE)

Lysistrata by Aristophanes My rating: 5 of 5 stars “Lysistrata” tells the story of how a group of women ended a vicious civil war. They did this by refusing to have sex with their husbands until peace reigned throughout the … Continue reading

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Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare (1599)

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare My rating: 4 of 5 stars I read this, because it was the Ides of March. I have no real review except to say the following: First, it’s Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.” Second, when I read … Continue reading

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