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An Ideal Husband

The movie An Ideal Husband was based on the book Ideal Husband, An (play).

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Movie details for An Ideal Husband

The movie was released in 1999. An Ideal Husband was produced by Miramax. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com.

Actors on this movie include Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett, Nancy Carroll (II), Minnie Driver, Lindsay Duncan, Charles Edwards (VI), Marsha Fitzalan, Nickolas Grace, Andy Harrison, Delia Lindsay, Jeremy Northam, Anna Patrick, Neville Phillips, Ben Pullen, Simon Russell Beale, Denise Stephenson, Peter Vaughan and John Wood.

 

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For truly clever dialogue and a smartly structured plot, you can't go wrong with Oscar Wilde. Wilde's play An Ideal Husband is not his best known, but this film adaptation has all the wit you could ask for and a cast with the chops to deliver it: Cate Bla... Read More
For truly clever dialogue and a smartly structured plot, you can't go wrong with Oscar Wilde. Wilde's play An Ideal Husband is not his best known, but this film adaptation has all the wit you could ask for and a cast with the chops to deliver it: Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth, Oscar and Lucinda), Julianne Moore (Short Cuts, Boogie Nights), Minnie Driver (Grosse Pointe Blank, Big Night), Jeremy Northam (The Winslow Boy, Emma), and especially Rupert Everett (My Best Friend's Wedding, A Midsummer Night's Dream), who tosses off perfect epigrams with unflappable aplomb. The plot hinges on Northam, a member of Parliament (the British governing body, not the funk band) with a skeleton in his closet who is blackmailed into a shady business deal by a lady of mystery (Moore), who turns out to be a loathed school chum of the parliamentarian's wife (Blanchett). Everything is resolved happily, but not until after some devious twists of fate, several mistaken identities, lots of comic banter, and much social skewering. Wilde, who came to ruin when his homosexuality was brought to light, has a sharp eye for hypocrisy and the artificial poses demanded by society--but political commentary never gets in the way of a smart laugh. Visually sumptuous and briskly paced, An Ideal Husband will satisfy anyone looking for social satire or romantic comedy. --Bret Fetzer

Book details for Ideal Husband, An (play)

Ideal Husband, An (play) was written by Oscar Wilde. The book was published in 1998 by Penguin Audio. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Oscar Wilde also wrote Lady Windermere's Fan (play) (1985) and The Importance of Being Earnest: (play) (1998).

 

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New Mermaids are modernized and fully-annotated editions of classic English plays. Each volume includes:• The playtext, in modern spelling, edited to the highest bibliographical and textual standards• Textual notes recording significant changes ... Read More
New Mermaids are modernized and fully-annotated editions of classic English plays. Each volume includes:

• The playtext, in modern spelling, edited to the highest bibliographical and textual standards
• Textual notes recording significant changes to the copytext and variant readings
• Glossing notes explaining obscure words and word-play
• Critical, contextual and staging notes
• Photographs of productions where applicable
• A full introduction which provides a critical account of the play, the staging conventions of the time and recent stage history; discusses authorship, date, sources and the text; and gives guidance for further reading.

Edited and updated by leading scholars and printed in a clear, easy-to-use format, New Mermaids offer invaluable guidance for actor, student, and theatre-goer alike.