Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
Herbert Leo Anshutz
Donald M. Schliesman
This paper will attempt to provide a comparative survey of the four comedies of Oscar Wilde (Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest) with an emphasis on the differences between the first three comedies and the last. Background material germane to Wilde's development as a playwright, and a brief evaluation of Wilde's position in English literature, largely based on his reputation as a playwright, will be included.
Hamlin, Milton Woodell, "The Major Qualities of Oscar Wilde's Comedies" (1962). Graduate Student Research Papers. 101.