By Wilde, Oscar; Jackson, Russell; Eltis, Sos
Wilde's dramatic masterpiece set in London. a few of the subject matters of an excellent Husband have been encouraged via the placement Oscar Wilde came across himself in through the early Nineties. "Sooner or later we will all need to pay for what we do. yet not anyone could be solely judged through their past."
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Can’t make out how you stand London Society. The thing has gone to the dogs, a lot of damned nobodies talking about nothing. LORD GORING. I love talking about nothing, father. It is the only thing I know anything about. LORD CAVERSHAM. You seem to me to be living entirely for pleasure. LORD GORING. What else is there to live for, father? Nothing ages like happiness. LORD CAVERSHAM. You are heartless, sir, very heartless! LORD GORING. I hope not, father. Good evening, Lady Basildon! LADY BASILDON.
Why do you let her influence you? SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. Gertrude, what you tell me may be true, but it happened many years ago. It is best forgotten! Mrs. Cheveley may have changed since then. No one should be entirely judged by their past. LADY CHILTERN. ] One’s past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged. SIR ROBERT CHILTERN. That is a hard saying, Gertrude! LADY CHILTERN. It is a true saying, Robert. And what did she mean by boasting that she had got you to lend your support, your name, to a thing I have heard you describe as the most dishonest and fraudulent scheme there has ever been in political life?
I am at Claridge’s. Don’t you think you might leave a card? LORD GORING. If you wish it, Mrs. Cheveley! MRS. CHEVELEY. Oh, don’t be so solemn about it, or I shall be obliged to leave a card on you. In England I suppose that would hardly be considered en règle. Abroad, we are more civilised. Will you see me down, Sir Robert? Now that we have both the same interests at heart we shall be great friends, I hope! [Sails out on SIR ROBERT CHILTERN’s arm. LADY CHILTERN goes to the top of the staircase and looks down at them as they descend.
An ideal husband by Wilde, Oscar; Jackson, Russell; Eltis, Sos