Oscar Wilde’s Society Plays

  • Editors
  • Michael Y. Bennett

About this book


As the first collection of essays about Oscar Wilde's comedies, the contributors re-evaluate Oscar Wilde's society plays as 'comedies of manners" to see whether this is actually an apt way to read Wilde's most emblematic plays. Focusing on both the context and the texts, the collection locates Wilde both in his social and literary contexts.


Oscar Wilde Society Plays Comedy of Manners Irish Drama Modern Drama Fin de siècle comedy drama tragedy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137410931
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Theatre & Performance Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-56827-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-41093-1
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