A Woman of No Importance

Оскар Уайльд – английский философ, писатель, поэт и один из самых известных драматургов XIX века. "Женщина, не стоящая внимания" – ...

Author: Wilde O.

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5521051503

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

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Оскар Уайльд – английский философ, писатель, поэт и один из самых известных драматургов XIX века. "Женщина, не стоящая внимания" – блестящая пьеса автора, написанная ярким языком, прекрасно иллюстрирующая быт и нравы английского светского общества, обличает его пороки и заблуждения, шокирует незабываемыми образами. Так кто же она –Женщина, не стоящая внимания, и что кроется в её прошлом?.. Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!

A Woman Of No Importance

If there's one thing that everyone has an opinion about it's how to bring up a child - especially your child. Kate Konopicky found herself an embattled mother, knowing that however hard she worked everything was wrong.

Author: Kate Konopicky

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446446840

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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If there's one thing that everyone has an opinion about it's how to bring up a child - especially your child. Kate Konopicky found herself an embattled mother, knowing that however hard she worked everything was wrong. If she went back to full-time employment she was neglecting her child. If she stayed at home the child would be clingy and shy. So, she became a combination of teacher, nurse, nutritionist, psychologist, entertainer and mind reader. She didn't get weekends off and never phoned in sick when she wanted a lie-in. The boss was illogical, demanding, incapable of undertaking the simplest task. Yes, we've all had jobs like that but at least we got paid for them. Kate Konopicky is an anarchic voice in the face of regimented parenting books. With brilliant humour, she'll make you believe you're not a failure when your fairy cakes don't rise, and you'll slowly come to realise that you may not be perfect but that you are doing your best. 'A wildly irreverent look at the parenting game. This riotous look back over her first five years of motherhood will come as a relief to imperfect parents everywhere - in other words, to all parents.' You Magazine

A Woman of No Importance

Lady Caroline.

Author: Oscar Wilde

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Page: 74

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Lady Caroline. I think not, John. Well, you couldn't come to a more charming place than this, Miss Worsley, though the house is excessively damp, quite unpardonably damp, and dear Lady Hunstanton is sometimes a little lax about the people she asks down here. [To Sir John.] Jane mixes too much. Lord Illingworth, of course, is a man of high distinction. It is a privilege to meet him. And that member of Parliament, Mr. Kettle-, I am not sure, Miss Worsley, that foreigners like yourself should cultivate likes or dislikes about the people they are invited to meet. Mrs. Allonby is very well born. She is a niece of Lord Brancaster's. It is said, of course, that she ran away twice before she was married. But you know how unfair people often are. I myself don't believe she ran away more than once.

A Woman of No Importance a Play Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's audacious drama of social scandal centres around the revelation of Mrs Arbuthnot's long-concealed secret.

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN:

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Page: 106

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Oscar Wilde's audacious drama of social scandal centres around the revelation of Mrs Arbuthnot's long-concealed secret. A house party is in full swing at Lady Hunstanton's country home, when it is announced that Gerald Arbuthnot has been appointed secretary to the sophisticated, witty Lord Illingworth. Gerald's mother stands in the way of his appointment, but fears to tell him why, for who will believe Lord Illingworth to be a man of no importance?


A Woman of No Importance

Biography of Virginia Hall (1906-1982), American spy, during and after World War II.

Author: Sonia Purnell

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: 9780349010182

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Page: 416

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'Purnell's account of Hall's hectic, amphetamine-fuelled exploits never falters. It recalls Caroline Moorehead's wonderful book, Village of Secrets but has an added touch of Ben Macintyre's brio ... A rousing tale of derring-do' The Times Book of the Week 'Riveting ... one of the most breath-taking stories yet told of female courage behind enemy lines' Sarah Helm, author of A Life in Secrets In 1942, the Gestapo would stop at nothing to track down a mysterious 'limping lady' who was fighting for the freedom of France. The Nazi chiefs issued a simple but urgent command: 'She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her.' The Gestapo's target was Virginia Hall, a glamorous American with a wooden leg who broke through the barriers against her gender and disability to be the first woman to infiltrate Vichy France for the SOE. In so doing she helped turn the course of the intelligence war. This is the epic tale of an heiress who determined that a hunting accident would not define her existence; a young woman who gambled her life to fight for the freedoms she believed in; an espionage novice who helped to light the flame of French Resistance. Based on new and extensive research, Sonia Purnell has for the first time uncovered the full secret life of Virginia Hall, an astounding and inspiring story of heroism, spycraft, resistance and personal triumph over shocking adversity. 'A gripping, relevant and timely read about a remarkable woman from a talented writer' Deborah Frances-White, author of The Guilty Feminist

A Woman of No Importance Illustrated

A Woman of No Importance is a play by Irish playwright Oscar Wilde. The play premièred on 19 April 1893 at London's Haymarket Theatre. Like Wilde's other society plays, it satirizes English upper-class society.

Author: Oscar Wilde

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Page: 102

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A Woman of No Importance is a play by Irish playwright Oscar Wilde. The play premièred on 19 April 1893 at London's Haymarket Theatre. Like Wilde's other society plays, it satirizes English upper-class society. It has been performed on stages in Europe and North America since his death in 1900.

A Woman of No Importance

At work Peggy has carved herself a comfortable niche.

Author: Alan Bennett

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780573033902

Category: English drama

Page: 24

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At work Peggy has carved herself a comfortable niche. Once in hospital, she loses no time in establishing herself as Queen Bee, taking on several responsibilities. Persistently cheerful, blind to the feelings of others and, at heart, terribly lonely, Peggy is at once a richly comic and desperately moving creation, providing a rewarding challenge for a mature actress.




A Woman of No Importance The Original Classic Edition

Reading it, I can just imagine how it would be performed, I even find myself acting the play out in my head, such is the power and force of Wildes dialogue. This is a truly beautiful work which I highly recommend.

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Tebbo

ISBN: 9781486150472

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

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Ive just started re-reading this play and I think it is one of the most beautiful works Wilde ever wrote. Mrs. Arbuthnots speech at the end of Act Four, beginning men dont know what mothers are is one of the most beautiful pieces Ive ever read in Wilde. Its a very ironic speech, considering it was written by a man, but it shows what a wonderful insight into women Wilde had. The play is essentially about morality and the conflict between a persons own, private sense of morality and the moral values imposed on us by society. Ultimately, Mrs. Arbuthnot is the character who most deserves our respect, precisely because she refuses to buy into the moral values of those around her. Reading it, I can just imagine how it would be performed, I even find myself acting the play out in my head, such is the power and force of Wildes dialogue. This is a truly beautiful work which I highly recommend.







A Woman of No Importance with audio

By merging text and audio, this is a perfect learning tool for enhancing comprehension and enjoyment. The text includes plot summaries of each scene, and it is highly recommended as a study aid for students, teachers, actors and directors.

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works

ISBN: 1611239680

Category: Drama

Page: 150

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Enhanced ebook edition of A Woman of No Importance featuring a full cast audio performance of the play. Devilishly attractive Lord Illingworth is notorious for his skill as a seducer. But he is still invited to all the “best” houses while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion. In this devastating comedy, Wilde uses his celebrated wit to expose English society’s narrow view of everything from sexual mores to Americans. The ebook also features an interview Merlin Holland, Oscar Wilde’s only grandchild, and author of The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde. By merging text and audio, this is a perfect learning tool for enhancing comprehension and enjoyment. The text includes plot summaries of each scene, and it is highly recommended as a study aid for students, teachers, actors and directors. Includes scene-by-scene and word-for-word text and audio of L.A. Theatre Works’ full cast performance starring: Martin Jarvis as Lord Illingworth Peter Dennis as Sir John Pontefract Jim Norton as Mr. Kelvil, M.P. Robert Machray as The Ven. Archdeacon Daubeny, D.D. Paul Gutrecht as Gerald Arbuthnot Miriam Margolyes as Lady Hunstanton Jane Carr as Lady Caroline Pontefract Judy Geeson as Lady Stutfield Cherie Lunghi as Mrs. Allonby and Alice Samantha Mathis as Miss Hester Worsley Rosalind Ayres as Mrs. Arbuthnot. Adapted by Martin Jarvis and directed by Michael Hackett for L.A. Theatre Works.