Enhanced ebook edition of A Woman of No Importance featuring a full cast audio performance of the play.
Devilishly attractive Lord Illingworth is notorious for his skill as a seducer. But he is still invited to all the “best” houses while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion. In this devastating comedy, Wilde uses his celebrated wit to expose English society’s narrow view of everything from sexual mores to Americans.
The ebook also features an interview Merlin Holland, Oscar Wilde’s only grandchild, and author of The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde.
By merging text and audio, this is a perfect learning tool for enhancing comprehension and enjoyment. The text includes plot summaries of each scene, and it is highly recommended as a study aid for students, teachers, actors and directors.
Includes scene-by-scene and word-for-word text and audio of L.A. Theatre Works’ full cast performance starring:
Martin Jarvis as Lord Illingworth
Peter Dennis as Sir John Pontefract
Jim Norton as Mr. Kelvil, M.P.
Robert Machray as The Ven. Archdeacon Daubeny, D.D.
Paul Gutrecht as Gerald Arbuthnot
Miriam Margolyes as Lady Hunstanton
Jane Carr as Lady Caroline Pontefract
Judy Geeson as Lady Stutfield
Cherie Lunghi as Mrs. Allonby and Alice
Samantha Mathis as Miss Hester Worsley
Rosalind Ayres as Mrs. Arbuthnot.
Adapted by Martin Jarvis and directed by Michael Hackett for L.A. Theatre Works.