A Woman of No Importance


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.1 stars; 79 reviews)

A Woman of No Importance is a play by Irish playwright Oscar Wilde. The play premièred on 19 April 1893 at London's Haymarket Theatre. It is a testimony of Wilde's wit and his brand of dark comedy. It looks in particular at English upper class society and has been reproduced on stages in Europe and North America since his death in 1900. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Cast:

Lord Illingworth: Peter Bishop
Sir John Pontefract: Ernst Pattynama
Lord Alfred Rufford: Bob Gonzalez
Mr. Kelvil, M.P.: Nigel Boydell
The Ven. Archdeacon Daubeny, D.D. : Martin Geeson
Gerald Arbuthnot: mb
Farquhar, Butler: Delmar H Dolbier
Francis, Footman: Barry Eads
Lady Hunstanton: Susanna
Lady Caroline Pontefract: Rashada
Lady Stutfield: Beth Thomas
Mrs. Allonby: Elizabeth Klett
Miss Hester Worsley: TriciaG
Alice, Maid: Bev J. Stevens
Mrs. Arbuthnot: Arielle Lipshaw
Narrator: David Lawrence

Audio edited by: Arielle Lipshaw

(2 hr 3 min)

Chapters

Act 1 29:32 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 37:11 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 28:04 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 4 28:51 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

(4 stars)

With the exception of Hester, it was a really captivating reading.

wonderfully read

(5 stars)

what a wonderfully read controversy

Witty, as always, and discusses issues still relevant today. Well read by a superior set of volunteers!

(5 stars)

(2 stars)

Hester and the Narrator were both stiff and unnatural readers which spoiled what is a very good play. The other readers were excellent.

(3 stars)

Now I understand the previous reviews. I think the play is probably a very good one, and acted on a stage would make an enjoyable evening but it really does not work as a radio play. Well done for trying anyway.

(4 stars)

the Hester reader almost ruined the whole play. . she s the worst reader I've ever heard...I was grateful everytime they said "exit hester"...yay!!!!!

Excellent story but ruined by Hester reader.

(4 stars)

The Hester reader was terrible and nearly ruined the play.

readers make a difference.

(2.5 stars)

Hesters reader is awful. All of the other readers were perfect.