Portrait of a Society
Posted by Constanza on June 01, 1998 at 16:58:13:
Apart from TIOBE, I 've read two other plays by OW: Lady Widermere's fan and A Woman of No Importance. The last two are superficially funny, but there is a strong undercurrent of criticism of society's hypocresy and though dialogues and speeches are ligh-hearthed the subjects dealt with are not. In fact, if one were to rewrite the stories leaving aside the "witt" and the "sparkling answers", they would become a tragedy, though with a happy ending
So my question is this: why is TIOBE different? Do you think that OW aimedm at entertaining and not criticizing, this time? Or has his criticism become more subtle? (actually, there were three ;-)).
And another thing, how accurate is his protrait of the London society?
- Wilde's social criticism MB 14:06:12 6/03/98 (0)
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