A Woman of No Importance
Published and premiered at London's Haymarket Theatre in 1893, Oscar Wilde's play A Woman of No Importance focuses on the attitudes of English high society. It further elicits the problems faced by women in a highly prejudiced and hypocritical society. The poor opinion held by men of the women is portrayed through the dialogue of the main character, Illingworth who says, ""Beautiful women never have time. They are always so occupied in being jealous of other people's husbands"".
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ACT SCENE afraid ALLONBY American ARBUTH awfully beautiful believe better Bimetallism certainly charming child course DAUBNEY dear Archdeacon dear boy dear GERALD dear LADY dear LORD ILLINGWORTH dear Miss Worsley dear mother dinner DOCTOR DAUBENY door L.C. England English Enter Footman Enter GERALD Enter HESTER Enter LORD everything fancy father forget forgive George HARFORD GERALD ARBUTHNOT girl God's gout happy hear hope House of Commons House of Lords husband Ideal Husband Jane KELVIL kiss LADY CAROLINE LADY HUNSTAN LADY HUNSTANTON LADY STUTFIELD last night leave live look looking-glass LORD ALFRED LORD ILLING LORD ILLINGWORTH's secretary marriage marry Music-room never nice nowadays one's Patagonia perfectly pretty Puritan Rachel remember ruin shame shawl SIR JOHN sits society sorry suppose sure talk tell terrace terribly thing thought to-night told wife woman women wonderful wrong young