Classic Spring Theatre Company's performances of not one, not two but four Oscar Wilde classics are streaming now on BroadwayHD! Directed by the renowned Dominic Dromgoole, enjoy The Importance of Being Earnest, A Woman of No Importance, Lady Windermer’s Fan, and An Ideal Husband without having to get to the West End.
The Importance of Being Earnest, considered one of the funniest plays in English, Wilde’s much loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on this mayhem of manners.
A Woman of No Importance,
A Woman of No Importance, a pithy drama about the unfulfilled expectations of women during the era. The story entwines the fates of an earnest young American woman and a louche English lord at a house party, and stars Eve Best, Eleanor Bron, Anne Reid and William Gaunt.
Lady Windermere’s Fan, a four-act comedy, the story is set on the day of Lady Windermer’s birthday party. However, when her friend, Lord Darlington plants the seed of suspicion that Lord Windermer is having an affair with another woman, who happens to be attending Lady Windermer’s birthday party.
An Ideal Husband, the Rolls-Royce of English comedies, this entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured, until Mrs. Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of a previous financial scandal.