|An Ideal Husband (Image from Amazon)|
The BYU Honors List has many titles to chose from from different periods of history and places around the world. It was a difficult decision, but when I saw that Oscar Wilde was on there, I thought, "Why not?"
Since I was thinking of choosing another one of his works for a different challenge (Well, I still am, but that's beside the point), I went with An Ideal Husband.
I had watched the movie based on the play and thoroughly enjoyed it. It stars Rupert Everett and Minnie Driver as Lord Goring and Mabel respectively.
So, I read it and am surprised to say that the play was even more amusing than the movie.
Main premise of the play is that Arthur, Lord Goring, has to help his friend who is being blackmailed by an old acquaintance. Mrs. Cheveley wants a scheme to pass the House of Commons despite it being a swindle.
Taking place within 24 hours, the play is fast paced within the three acts.
A funny misadventure with witty banter among the characters.