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Playwright

Oscar Wilde

Performance Dates

February 22, 1935

Creative Team

Director.............................................J. F. Smith

Assistant Directors...........................Woodrow Purdy and Ruth Jackson

Business Manager............................Foster Elliot

Properties.........................................Gertrude VanSickle, Anne Brehm, and Jane Burdge

Electrician and Stage Managers.......Robert Funk and Paul Freeman

Synopsis

Lady Windermere's Fan, A Play About a Good Woman is a four-act comedy by Oscar Wilde.

The story concerns Lady Windermere, who suspects that her husband is having an affair with another woman. She confronts him with it but although he denies it, he invites the other woman, Mrs Erlynne, to his wife's birthday ball. Angered by her husband's supposed unfaithfulness, Lady Windermere decides to leave her husband for another lover. After discovering what has transpired, Mrs Erlynne follows Lady Windermere and attempts to persuade her to return to her husband and in the course of this, Mrs Erlynne is discovered in a compromising position. It is then revealed Mrs Erlynne is Lady Windermere's mother, who abandoned her family twenty years before the time the play is set. Mrs Erlynne sacrifices herself and her reputation to save her daughter's marriage.

Wikipedia contributors. (2019, July 14). Lady Windermere's Fan. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 00:06, August 15, 2019, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lady_Windermere%27s_Fan&oldid=906237849

Disciplines

Acting | Dance | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History

Keywords

Otterbein Theatre, Performing Arts, College Theater

Lady Windermere's Fan

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