Thursday, December 06, 2012

My Life in the Theater: AN IDEAL HUSBAND

We saw Oscar Wilde's AN IDEAL HUSBAND at the Shaw Festival in summer, 2010. It was an excellent production, the staging and costumes were terrific.

Here is a cute video that shows how the stage got changed between THE WOMAN and THE IDEAL HUSBAND that summer. The Shaw Festival has three theaters, each showing 2-3 plays. The Stratford has four theaters, each showing 2-3 plays. The Canadians really take these festivals seriously.

Amazing how these theaters put on so many plays at once. AN IDEAL HUSBAND first played in 1895. Its wit and the topic plays well more than 125 years later. It has been filmed three times, most recently in 1998 with Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett, Rupert Everett and Jeremy Northam.


Anonymous said...

Patti - Oscar Wilde had such talent as a playwright. I'm glad you got to see this. And I love the idea of going to a festival like this. I'll bet it was a great experience.

Yvette said...

I simply ADORED the movie version with Rupert Everett. Oh SO charming. Just a lovely, lovely movie and by the way, very funny.