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Oscar Wilde’s Society Plays

  • Editors
  • Michael Y. Bennett

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

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

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