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by Oscar Wilde

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ISBN:
1466223839
Author:
Oscar Wilde
Category:
Classics
Language:
English
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 4, 2011)
Pages:
134 pages
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1371 kb
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The Duchess of Padua book. The Duchess of Padua' is a five-act play by Oscar Wilde which was originally written for American actress Mary Anderson in 1883.

The Duchess of Padua book. Due to her rejection of the play, it was not performed until 1891 by the American tragedian Lawrence Barrett. He changed the name to "Guido Ferranti", the name of the male lead, and while embraced by critics and praised for its lyrical beauty, i 'The Duchess of Padua' is a five-act play by Oscar Wilde which was originally written for American actress Mary Anderson in 1883.

The Duchess of Padua is a play by Oscar Wilde. It is a five-act melodramatic tragedy set in Padua and written in blank verse. It was written for the actress Mary Anderson in early 1883 while in Paris. After she turned it down, it was abandoned until its first performance at the Broadway Theatre in New York City under the title Guido Ferranti on 26 January 1891, where it ran for three weeks. It has been rarely revived or studied.

Place: Padua Time: The latter half of the Sixteenth Century Style of Architecture: Italian, Gothic and .

Place: Padua Time: The latter half of the Sixteenth Century Style of Architecture: Italian, Gothic and Romanesque. The scenes of the play. ACT I. The Market Place of Padua (25 minutes). ACT II. Room in the Duke's Palace (36 minutes). The Market Place of Padua at noon; in the background is the great Cathedral of Padua; the architecture is Romanesque, and wrought in black and white marbles; a flight of marble steps leads up to the Cathedral door; at the foot of the steps are two large stone lions; the houses on each aide of the stage have coloured awnings from their windows

Some may find his comedies - classics, brilliant comedies - to be passe these days, but it's all in the playing. This play, however, is a 5-act 1880's full-blown Romantic Era Melodrama that even the brilliant actresses Sarah Bernhardt or Eleanora Duse could save.

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The Duchess of Padua By. Oscar Wilde. The persons of the play

The Duchess of Padua By. The persons of the play. Simone Gesso, Duke of Padua Beatrice, his Wife Andreas Pollajuolo, Cardinal of Padua Maffio Petrucci, } Jeppo Vitellozzo, } Gentlemen of the Duke's Household Taddeo Bardi, } Guido Ferranti, a Young Man Ascanio Cristofano, his Friend Count Moranzone, an Old Man Bernardo Cavalcanti, Lord Justice of Padua Hugo, the Headsman Lucy, a Tire woman.

Оскар Уайльд The Duchess of Padua. Simone Gesso, Duke of Padua. Andreas Pollajuolo, Cardinal of Padua. Maffio Petrucci, Jeppo Vitellozzo, Taddeo Bardi} Gentlemen of the Duke’s Household. Guido Ferranti, a Young Man. Ascanio Cristofano, his Friend. Count Moranzone, an Old Man. Bernardo Cavalcanti, Lord Justice of Padua.

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The Duchess of Padua - Oscar Wilde

The Duchess of Padua - Oscar Wilde. The duchess of padua by oscar wilde. published by Samizdat Express, Orange, CT, USA. established in 1974, offering over 14,000 books. Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories. The Market Place of Padua at noon; in the background is the great Cathedral of Padua; the architecture is Romanesque, and wrought in black and white marbles; a flight of marble steps leads up to the Cathedral door; at the foot of the steps are two large stone lions; the houses on each aide of the stage have coloured awnings from their windows

This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare s finesse to Oscar Wilde s wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim s Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addition to any library.
  • Nettale
This book should be another classic by the brilliant Oscar Wilde, whom I have never known to write a klinker... until this play. Some may find his comedies - classics, brilliant comedies - to be passe these days, but it's all in the playing. This play, however, is a 5-act 1880's full-blown Romantic Era Melodrama that even the brilliant actresses Sarah Bernhardt or Eleanora Duse could save. It was written for one specific actress whom Wilde was convinced he could elevate even above Bernhardt or Duse, and make his own reputation surpass that of even Victor Hugo. When you read this play, you'll see why there is no way it can succeed. Its central character, a young Italian man named Guido, is a very naive country boy who goes to Padua to try to meet a man who purports to know Guido's true parentage. There are men and women who hate each other with a passion that gnaws the wallpaper right off the sets. There is much talk of killing the leading lady's father, but... Well, let it suffice to say that, were I to review this play, it would take me 4 pages, most devoted to unravelling the totally unbelievable plot. If you're a fan of Oscar Wilde, you'll find some interest in how he fares in this milieu: not his best. I love Wilde, and it must be remembered that he wrote Salome, highly scandalous, but it was a very short melodrama. No one should try to outdo Victor Hugo by writing longer pieces than Hugo does: It can't be done. Many early and rudimentary psychological concepts and symbols that would bring fame to Sigmund Freud appear repeatedly here, i.e. a dagger, in various hands. To quote a far greater playwright, "Methinks the lady doth protest too much."
  • Quellik
In his essays, Wilde defended the highly-colored against the naturalistic schools of art and this play is deliberately highly wrought and melodramatic. If you are familiar with Wilde only from The Importance of Being Earnest or even The Picture of Dorian Gray, you'll doubt that this is the same author. Imagine a classic Italian opera plot written in the most purple prose from The Picture of Dorian Gray and that will get you close.

While Wilde was familiar with the French decadence school and the over-the-top lushness of the fin-du-siecle, he was at heart a moralist, which shows in the plot. This is the main difference between this and the typical revenge tragedies from the Renaissance through the Restoration and dramatically might be considered a weakness, but Wilde's mastery of the style still makes this effective drama as well as an exploration of his lesser-known side.
  • Buriwield
This book is written as a play. The theme and style resemble (in a more modern way) a Shakespearian tragedy. In my view Oscar Wilde has written this story with a bit of his trademark humor, but with also with a romantic and social inevitability of doom. Good story but - because of the script style in which it is written - not an easy read.
  • Keth
Light and enchanting read.
Others have discussed the plot, so I'll just tell you how fun it was for me. (Delightful.) Wilde has strong characters, biting language and an easy to follow plot. With the free Kindle price - you have nothing to lose!
  • Hulore
This old play does not hold up well for today's readers. Very improbable set up history and story. A tragedy that borrows from Shakespeare, but has neither the wit nor the prose, forget it.
  • Thozius
This play is quite entertaining, short,and written so that you really get to know the characters. The only surprise was the ending....very similar to one of the Shakespeare's.
  • Vizuru
Kindle order and it was there in seconds.
Can't go wrong with Oscar Wilde.