Wilde’s Drama and Its Background III

Publications (3) : Comprehensive, General, and Introductory Studies of Wilde’s Drama

Ahrens, Rüdiger. ‘Motivgeschichtliche Aspekte der New Woman im englischen Drama der Jahrhundertwende.’ Pp 293-320 in Heinz J. Müllenbrock & Alfons Klein, eds. Motive und Themen in englischsprachiger Literatur als Indikatoren literaturgeschichtlicher Prozesse. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1990 (Pinero, Wilde, Shaw, and after)

Alderson, David. ‘Momentary pleasures: Wilde and English virtue.’ Pp 43-59 in Éibhear Walshe, ed. Sex, nation, and dissent in Irish writing. NY: St. Martin’s Pr., 1997

Aldington, Richard. Selected critical writings, 1928-1960. Ed. Alister Kershaw. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1970, 39-70: ‘Oscar Wilde’

Allen, James S. ‘Nietzsche and Wilde: an ethics of style.’ Sewanee Review 114 2006 386-402 (touches on several plays)

Anderson, Amanda. The powers of distance: cosmopolitanism and the cultivation of detachment. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2001, 147-76: ‘“Manners before morals”: Oscar Wilde and epigrammatic detachment’

Andrews, Alan. ‘“Horrible flesh and blood.”’ Theatre Notebook 36 1982 34-35; Russell Jackson. ‘Horrible flesh and blood: a rejoinder.’ Theatre Notebook 37 1983 29-31 (both respond to a note by Kristin Morrison in Theatre Notebook 35 1981 7-9 on Wilde’s reluctance to add descriptive stage directions)

Aragunde, Rafael. ‘Diálogo inesperado entre Wilde, Nietzsche y Hostos.’ Exégesis 17 2004 233-37

Aronstein, Philipp. Oscar Wilde: sein Leben und Lebenswerk. Berlin: Deutsche Bibliothek, 1922. 133 pp

Barth, Adolf. Moderne englische Gesellschaftskomödie, von Oscar Wilde zu Tom Stoppard: eine Einführung. Munich: Artemis, 1987, 17-38: ‘Oscar Wilde: Erneuerung der Gesellschaftskomödie’ (introductory)

Beatty, Bernard. ‘The form of Oscar: Wilde’s art of substitution.’ Irish Univ Rev 11 2003 33-49  (part deals with plays, especially Salomé)

Beckson, Karl. ‘Narcissistic reflections in a Wilde mirror.’ Modern Drama 37 1994 148-55 (in the society comedies)

—–. ‘Oscar Wilde and the importance of not being earnest.’ Pp 1-14 in Keane (part on plays)

—–, ed. Oscar Wilde: the critical heritage. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1970. 434 pp (includes several early reviews of the plays)

Berger, Dieter A. Englischer Humor—literarisch. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2008, 95-100: ‘Oscar Wildes viktorianische Heroinen’

Bermel, Albert. Farce: a history from Aristophanes to Woody Allen. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1982, see index (many references)

Bertolini, John A. ‘Wilde and Shakespeare in Shaw’s You Never Can Tell.’ SHAW 27 2007 156-64

Biernacki, Andrzej. ‘Iwaszkiewicz w kregu Wilde’a.’ Dialog (Warsaw) 28 ix 1983 88-90 (compares their drama)

Billi, Mirella. ‘Parody of models in the comedies of Oscar Wilde.’ Pp 190-200 in Franci

Bird, Alan. The plays of Oscar Wilde. NY: Barnes & Noble, 1977. 220 pp

Bragan, K. ‘Individuality, narcissism and the bipolar self.’ Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 24 1990 537-42 (Shaw and Wilde contrasted)

Braybrooke, Patrick. ‘Oscar Wilde: a reconsideration.’ Essays by Divers Hands 11 1932 21-40

Bristow, Joseph. ‘Dowdies and dandies: Oscar Wilde’s refashioning of society comedy.’ Modern Drama 37 1994 53-70

—–. Effeminate England: homoerotic writing after 1885. NY: Columbia UP, 1995, 16-54: ‘Wilde’s fatal effeminacy’ (passim on plays)

—–. ‘Picturing his exact decadence: the British reception of Oscar Wilde.’ Pp 20-50 in Evangelista

Brockett, Oscar G. ‘J. T. Grein and the ghost of Oscar Wilde.’ Quarterly Journal of Speech 52 1966 131-38

Calanca, Francesco. ‘Contaminations and rewritings: the palimpsest of Oscar Wilde’s plays.’ Pp 85-119 in Ornella De Zordo, ed. Saggi di anglistica e americanistica: temi e prospettive di ricerca. Florence: Firenze UP, 2009

Calimani, Dario. ‘Oscar Wilde: maschere e paradossi per un buffone.’ Annali della Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere di Cà Foscari 20 i 1981 1-24

Cargill, Oscar. Intellectual America: ideas on the march. NY: Macmillan, 1941, 431-47

Catsiapis, Hélène. ‘Ironie et paradoxes dans les comédies d’Oscar Wilde: une interprétation.’ Thalia: Studies in Literary Humor 1 ii 1978 35-53

Cave, Richard A. ‘Power structuring: the presentation of outsider figures in Wilde’s plays.’ Pp 37-50 in Sandeluscu

 —–. ‘Wilde’s comedies.’ Pp 213-24 in Mary Luckhurst, ed. A companion to modern British and Irish drama. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2006

—–. ‘Wilde’s plays: some lines of influence.’ Pp 219-48 in Raby

Chadwick, Peter. ‘Wilde’s creative strategies.’ Wildean 29 2006 28-39 (psychoanalytic approach)

Chamberlin, J. E. ‘Oscar Wilde and the importance of doing nothing.’ Hudson Review 25 1972 194-218

Chandler, Frank W. Aspects of modern drama. London: Macmillan, 1914, 133-39 (his female characters)

Chauvet, Paul. Sept essais de littérature anglais. Paris: Figuière, 1931, 79-113

Choi, Byong-hyon. ‘Oscar Wilde: the importance of being insincere.’ Journal of English Language and Literature / Yongo Yongmunhak 43 1997 745-63

Cohen, Philip K. The moral vision of Oscar Wilde. Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1978, 23-52: ‘Contours of moral conflict: The Duchess of Padua’; 156-80: ‘“Decadence” in the ironic mode: Salomé’; 181-232: ‘Fortunes of the Christian hero: the later plays and scenarios’

Combs, Robert. ‘A complex beauty: romantic irony in Oscar Wilde and Eugene O’Neill.’ Pp 347-64 in Janis Londraville & Richard Londraville, eds. John Quinn: selected Irish writers from his library. West Cornwall, CT: Locust Hill Pr., 2001

Comrovski, Cornelia. ‘Paradoxical microstructures in the drama of Oscar Wilde and Jean Giraudoux.’ Synthesis 2 1975 155-71

Coppa, Francesca. ‘“I seem to recognize a device that has done duty in bygone plays”: Oscar Wilde and the theatre of epigram.’ Pp 11-19 in Reading Wilde: querying spaces. NY: NY Univ. Fales Library, 1995

—–. ‘Performance theory and performativity.’ Pp 72-95 in Roden (little on drama; focus is ‘Wilde as performance’)

D’Amico, Masolino. ‘Oscar Wilde tra aforisma e paradosso.’ Pp 47-50 in L’aforisma: forma brevi fra antico e moderno. Atti del XIX Convegno Internazionale. Pescara: Ediars, 2003

Daniel, Anne M. ‘Wilde the writer.’ Pp 36-71 in Roden (54-61 on the plays)

De Cadaval, Rudy. ‘Il teatro di Oscar Wilde.’ Fermenti 185 1987 21-28

Defieber, Rudolf. Oscar Wilde: der Mann und sein Werk im Spiegel der deutschen Kritik und sein Einfluss auf die deutschen Literatur. Heidelberg: Friedrich Schulze, 1934. 133 pp (publ. diss. that focuses on non-dramatic aspects of Wilde)

Dickinson, Thomas H. The contemporary drama of England. London: Murray, 1920, 116-34

Dietrich, Richard F. British drama 1890 to 1950: a critical history. Boston: Twayne, 1989, 58-73: ‘Oscar Wilde: the Marlowe of the new drama’

Donahue, Joseph. ‘Wilde and the idea of a theatre.’ Pp 118-26 in Sandulescu; repr. on pp 78-85 in Gillespie

Doody, Noreen. ‘Beyond the mask: Frank McGuiness and Oscar Wilde.’ Pp 68-85 in Hiroko Mikami et al., eds. Ireland on stage: Beckett and after. Dublin: Carysfort Pr., 2007

—–. ‘An influential involvement: Wilde, Yeats and the French symbolists.’ Pp 48-55 in Alan A. Gillis & Aaron Kelly, eds. Critical Ireland: new essays in literature and culture. Dublin: Four Courts Pr., 2001

Drechsler, Ute. Die ‘absurde Farce’ bei Beckett, Pinter und Ionesco: Vor- und Überleben einer Gattung. Tübingen: Narr, 1988, 71-75: ‘Oscar Wildes orientierungslose Dandies’

Eagleton, Terry. ‘Oscar and George.’ Nineteenth-Century Contexts 18 1994 205-23

Edwards, Owen D. ‘Shaw and the ghost of Wilde.’ New Edinburgh Review 63 1983 16-19, 24-26

Egri, Péter. Törésvonalak: drámai irányok az európai századfordulón (1871-1917). Budapest: Gondolat, 1983, 162-72

Eltis, Sos. ‘An introductory approach to teaching Wilde’s comedies.’ Pp 100-107 in Smith

—–. ‘Performance and identity in the plays of Oscar Wilde.’ Pp 136-60 in Killeen

—–. Revising Wilde: society and subversion in the plays of Oscar Wilde. Oxford: Clarendon Pr., 1996. 226 pp (6-26: ‘Oscar Wilde: anarchist, socialist, and feminist’)

Emilsson, Wilhelm. ‘Living at the turning point of the world: Stoppard and Wilde.’ English Studies in Canada 29 i-ii 2003 131-48 (The Invention of Love and Wilde)

Engel, Fritz. Oscar Wilde und seine besten Bühnenwerke: eine Einführung. Berlin: Franz Schneider, 1922. 46 pp

Ericksen, Donald H. Oscar Wilde. Boston: Twayne, 1977, 118-52: ‘The drama’

Evans, T. F. ‘Shaw and Wilde.’ Wildean 8 1996 31-36

Eynat-Confino, Irène. ‘Oscar Wilde and dramatic strategies.’ Pp 127-36 in Sandulescu

Feldman, Alexander. ‘All Wilde on the western front: Alan Bennett, Tom Stoppard, and the theatre of war.’ Modern Drama 54 2011 455-78 (‘focuses on the invocation of the spirit of Oscar Wilde,’ esp. in The Importance of Being Earnest, in plays about World War I)

Fischer-Seidel, Therese. ‘Oscar Wilde: Ästhetizismus und Popularität.’ Germanisch-Romanisches Monatsschrift 38 1988 429-33 (in The Importance of Being Earnest and Salomé)

Franci, Giovanna, & Rossella Mangaroni. Le mille e une maschera di Oscar Wilde. Bologna: Bononia UP, 2002, 139-58: ‘Prestiti e pretesti: ed  è sempre teatro’ (especially 148-58: ‘Tom Stoppard, Travesties, 1975 e The Invention of Love, 1997’)

François, Anne-Isabelle. ‘“Beautiful idiots andd brilliant lunatics”: social comedy, nostalgia and a world of fantasy (Wilde and Hofmannsthal).’ Pp 65-82 in Drugeon

Freedman, Morris. The moral impulse: modern drama from Ibsen to the present. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1967, 63-73: ‘The modern tragicomedy of Wilde and O’Casey’ (from College English 25 1964 518-27)

Fricker, Robert. Das moderne englische Drama. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1974, 7-11: ‘Oscar Wilde und die Sittenkömodie’

Fromonot, Jacqueline. ‘Forms, functions and figures of negation in Oscar Wilde’s society comedies.’ Pp 21-36 in Drugeon

Fryer, Jonathan. Wilde. London: Haus, 2004. 225 pp

Fussell, B. H. ‘The masks of Oscar Wilde.’ Sewanee Review 80 1972 124-39 (on his drama)

Gagnier, Regina. Idylls of the marketplace: Oscar Wilde and the Victorian public. Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 1986, especially 101-35: ‘Comedy and consumers’ (incorporates ‘Stages of desire: Oscar Wilde’s comedies and the consumer.’ Genre 15 1982 315-36)

Ganz, Arthur F. ‘The divided self in the society comedies of Oscar Wilde.’ Pp 481-90 in Shiv K. Kumar, ed. British Victorian literature: recent evaluations. NY: NY UP, 1969 (from Modern Drama 3 1960 16-23); repr. on pp 126-34 in Tydeman

—–. Realms of the self: variations on a theme in modern drama. NY: NY UP, 1980, 3-22: ‘Oscar Wilde: the realm of the dandy’

Gaulke, Johannes. ‘Oskar Wilde als Komödiendichter.’ Bühne und Welt 5 #15 1903 642-46

Gillespie, Michael P. Oscar Wilde and the poetics of ambiguity. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 1996. 204 pp

Goldstone, Andrew. ‘Servants, aestheticism, and “the dominance of form.”’ ELH 77 2010 615-43

Gomez de la Serna, Julio. ‘Prefacio.’ Pp vii-lxvi in Wilde. Obras completas. Madrid: Aguilar, 1943

Gordon, David. ‘Shavian comedy and the shadow of Wilde.’ Pp 124-43 in Christopher Innes, ed. The Cambridge companion to George Bernard Shaw. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1998

Gordon, Robert. ‘Wilde’s “plays of modern life” on the contemporary British stage.’ Pp 156-66 in Sandulescu

Gottfreund, Sandra. ‘Minding the matter: women in Oscar Wilde.’ Pp 231-36 in Bernhard Reitz, ed. ‘My age is as a lusty winter’: essays in honour of Peter Erlebach and Thomas Michael Stein, Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2009

Gregor, Ian. ‘Comedy and Oscar Wilde.’ Sewanee Review 74 1966 501-21; repr. on pp 111-26 in Tydeman

Grein, J. T. Dramatic criticism, volume III: 1900-1901. London: Greening, 1902, 79-83: ‘Oscar Wilde as a dramatist’ (from Sunday Times Special Dec 9, 1900  2

Greve, Felix P. ‘Oscar Wilde und das Drama.’ Pp 7-102 in Wilde. Sämtliche Werke in deutscher Sprache, VII. Vienna: Wiener, 1908

Guthrie, Tyrone. ‘Introduction.’ Pp 11-16 in Wilde. Plays by Oscar Wilde. London: Collins, 1954

Guy, Josephine M. Studying Oscar Wilde: history, criticism, and myth. Greensboro, NC: ELT Pr., 2006. 232 pp

—–, & Ian Small. Oscar Wilde’s profession: writing and the culture industry in the late nineteenth century. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2000, 91-134: ‘The dramatist’ (presumably incorporates their ‘How many “bags of red gold”? The extent of Wilde’s success as a dramatist.’ English Literature in Transition 42 1999 283-97

Hamilton, Lisa K. ‘New Women and “old” men.’ Pp 62-80 in Talia Schaffer & Kathy A. Psomiades, eds. Women and British aestheticism. Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Pr., 1999

Hankin, St. John. The dramatic works, III. NY: Kennerley, 1912, 181-201: ‘The collected plays of Oscar Wilde’ (revised from ‘The Duchess of Padua.’ Fortnightly Review 83 1908 791-802); repr. on pp 61-72 in Ellmann

Hardwick, Michael. The Osprey guide to Oscar Wilde. Reading: Osprey, 1973. 240 pp; American edition: The Drake guide to Oscar Wilde. NY: Drake, 1973 (introductory)

Harris, Alan. ‘Introduction.’ Pp 7-31 in Wilde. Five famous plays. London: Duckworth, 1952

—–. ‘Oscar Wilde as playwright: a centenary review.’ Adelphi (London) 30 1954 212-40

Hartley, Kelver. Oscar Wilde: l’influence française dans son oeuvre. Paris: Librairie du Recueil Sirey, 1935, 105-68: ‘Son théâtre’(publ. diss.)

Henderson, Archibald. European dramatists. Cincinnati: Stewart & Kidd, 1913, 253-320: ‘Oscar Wilde’; from  pp 35-103 in his Interpreters of life and the modern spirit. NY: Mitchell Kinnerley, 1911 (incorporates ‘The theatre of Oscar Wilde.’ Overland Monthly [San Francisco] 50 i 1907 9-18 and ‘The drama of Oscar Wilde.’ Arena [Boston] 38 1907 134-39)

Herd, R. A., & Jian Zhang. ‘Wildean echoes in plays of Ding Xilin.’ Modern Chinese Literature and Culture  i 2010 162-96

Hess-Lüttich, Ernest W. B. ‘Die Strategie der Paradoxie: zur Logik der Konversation im Dandyismus am Beispiel Oscar Wildes.’ Pp 197-234 in Herta Schmid & Aloysius Van Kesteren, eds. Semiotics of drama and theatre: new perspectives in the theory of drama and theatre. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 1984 (passim on plays)

Hesse, Beatrix. ‘Stoppard’s Oscar Wilde: travesty and invention.’ Pp 189-95 in Uwe Böker et al., eds. The importance of reinventing Oscar: versions of Wilde during the last 100 years. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2002 (on Travesties and The Invention of Love)

Hibbitt, Richard. ‘The artist as aesthete: the French creation of Wilde.’ Pp 65-79 in Evangelista

Hodgson, Terry. Modern drama from Ibsen to Fugard. London: Batsford, 1992, 65-69 (stresses The Importance of Being Earnest)

Horan, Patrick M. The importance of being paradoxical: maternal presence in the works of Oscar Wilde. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1997. 144 pp

Howe, P. P. Dramatic portraits. London: Secker, 1913, 83-114: ‘Oscar Wilde’

Iftimie, Nicoleta M. Communication and convention: the dynamics of discourse in Oscar Wilde’s comedies. Iasi: Gheorghe Asachi, 2004. 166 pp (unable to verify)

Innes, Christopher. Modern British drama, 1890-1990. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1992, 216-23: ‘Oscar Wilde: paradoxical fantasy and moral subversion’

Ivory, Yvonne. ‘Wilde’s Renaissance: poison, passion, and personality.’ Victorian Literature and Culture 35 2007 517-36 (520-24 on The Duchess of Padua and ‘The Cardinal of Avignon’)

Iwaskiewicz, Jaros»aw. ‘Oscar Wilde i moderne idee w jego dzie»ach.’ Dialog (Warsaw) 28 ix 1983 78-87 (1917 unpublished lecture); Andrzej Biernacki, ‘Iwaskiewicz w kr“gu Wilde’a,’ 88-90

Jackson, Russell. ‘The importance of editing Oscar.’ Pp 200-210 in Christa Jansohn, ed. Problems of editing. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1999

—–, & Ian Small. ‘Oscar Wilde: a “writerly” life.’ Modern Drama 37 1994 3-11 (treats the playtext variants as ‘consumerist’ rather than artistic)

Jacobs, Susan T. ‘When formula seizes form: Oscar Wilde’s comedies.’ Pp 15-29 in Patrick D. Murphy, ed. Staging the impossible: the fantastic mode in modern drama. Westport, CT: Greenwood Pr., 1992

Jenkins, Anthony. The making of Victorian drama. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1991, 196-228: ‘A middle-class education’

Johnson, Wendell S. ‘Fallen women, lost children: Wilde and the theatre of the nineties.’ Tennessee Studies in Literature 27, 196-211 (special issue also cited as Don R. Cox, ed. Sexuality and Victorian literature. Knoxville: Univ. of Tennessee Pr., 1984) (on Wilde, Pinero, and Shaw)

Jordan, John. ‘Shaw, Wilde, Synge and Yeats: ideas, epigrams, blackberries and chassis.’ Pp 209-25 in Richard Kearney, ed. The Irish mind: exploring intellectual traditions. Dublin: Wolfhound Pr., 1985

Kavanagh, Peter. The Irish theatre: being a history of the drama in Ireland from the earliest period up to the present day. Tralee: Kerryman, 1946, 423-32: ‘Oscar Wilde’

Kawachi, Keiko. ‘Oscar Wilde and tragicomedy: on Wilde’s unfinished plays.’ Poetics: An International Journal of Linguistic-Literary Studies (Tokyo) 25-26 1987 180-92

Kaye, Richard A. ‘The Wilde moment.’ Victorian Literature and Culture 30 2002 347-52 (asks why he is ‘so irresistible right now’)

Kellner, Leon. Die englische Literatur der neuesten Zeit von Dickens bis Shaw. Leipzig: Tauchnitz, 1921, 355-65

Kennedy, J. M. English literature, 1880-1905. London: Stephen Swift, 1912, 59-97: ‘Oscar Wilde’

Kerr, Alfred. Das neue Drama. Berlin: Fischer, 1905, 277-84: ‘Sachlicher Bericht von 1903: Oscar Wilde’

Kiberd, Declan. Inventing Ireland. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1996, 33-50: ‘Oscar Wilde: the artist as Irishman’; repr. on pp 9-23 in McCormack

—–. ‘Oscar Wilde: the resurgence of lying.’ Pp 276-94 in Raby

Killeen, Jarlath. The faiths of Oscar Wilde: Catholicism, folklore and Ireland. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. 228 pp

—–. ‘Wilde’s aphoristic imagination.’ Pp 1-23 in Killeen (little on plays)

Klein, Alfons. ‘Die “Frau mit Vergangenheit” im spätviktorianischen Drama.’ Pp 267-91 in Heinz J. Müllenbrock & Alfons Klein, eds. Motive und Themen in englischsprachiger Literatur als Indikatoren literaturgeschichtlicher Prozesse. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1990 (276-85 on Wilde)

Knox, Melissa. ‘A method for using biography in the teaching of Oscar Wilde’s comedies.’ Pp 108-16 in Smith

Koestenbaum, Wayne. ‘Wilde’s divas and the pathos of the gay page.’ Southwest Review 77 1 1992 101-08

Kohl, Norbert. Oscar Wilde: the works of a conformist rebel. Translated by David H. Wilson. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1989. 439 pp, especially 205-54 (lacks the bibliography in the 1980 German edition, listed in section I above)

—–. ‘Oscar Wilde’s society comedies and the National Socialist message.’ New Comparison 17 1994 11-22

Kronenberger, Louis. The thread of laughter: chapters on English stage comedy from Jonson to Maugham. NY: Knopf, 1952, 209-25

Krutch, Joseph W. ‘Modernism’ in modern drama: a definition and an estimate. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 1953, 43-47

Lahr, John. ‘Introduction.’ Pp vii-xxxix in Wilde. The plays. NY: Vintage Books, 1988

Lange, Stefan. ‘Wilde’s concept of love.’ Pp 147-57 in Böker (153-56 on plays)

Langlade, Jacques de. ‘Oscar Wilde as a modern dramatist and actor.’ Pp 244-48 in Sandulescu

—–. ‘Le théâtre comme critique de la société victorienne.’ Magazine Littéraire 343 1996 47-49

Lavrin, Janko. Aspects of modernism from Wilde to Pirandello. London: Stanley Nott, 1935, 13-33: ‘On Oscar Wilde’

Lemonnier, Léon. Oscar Wilde. Paris: Didier, 1938. 263 pp

Lester, John A. Journey through despair, 1880-1914: transformations in British literary culture. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1968, see index (many references)

Livermore, Ann. ‘Goldoni, Wilde and Shaw: “co-inventors” of comedy.’ Revue de Littérature Comparée 53 1979 108-24

Lockhart, J. H. K. ‘Shaw, Wilde, and the revival of the comedy of manners.’ Hermathena 106 1968 18-22

Longxi, Zhang. ‘The critical legacy of Oscar Wilde.’ Texas Studies in Language and Literature 30 1988 87-103

Lück, Karl. Das französische Fremdwort bei Oscar Wilde als stilistisches Kunstmittel. Greifswald: Emil Hartmann, 1927. 209 pp

MacCarthy, Desmond. English  wits. Ed. Leonard Russell. London: Hutchinson, 1940, 47-69: ‘Oscar Wilde’

Mackie, Gregory. ‘The function of decorum at the present time: manners, moral language, and modernity in “an Oscar Wilde play.”’ Modern Drama 52 2009 145-67 (as described by Shaw in a review)

Marcovitch, Heather. The art of the pose: Oscar Wilde’s performance theory. Bern: Lang, 2011, esp. 151-84: ‘The dialectic of persona and stereotypes in the society comedies’

Martínez Victorio, Luis J. ‘La proyección del dandysmo de Wilde un sus comedias.’ Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses 15 1987 53-66

Matlock, Kate. ‘Appraisals: The plays of Oscar Wilde.’ Journal of Irish Literature 4 ii 1975 95-106

Mazella, David. The making of modern cynicism. Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Pr., 2007, 176-214: ‘Cynicism and dandyism’

McCormack, Jerusha. ‘Masks without faces: the personalities of Oscar Wilde.’ English Literature in Transition 22 1979 153-69 (part on his drama)

—–. ‘The Wilde Irishman: Oscar as aesthete and anarchist.’ Pp 82-94 in McCormack (part on plays)

McGhee, Richard D. Marriage, duty & desire in Victorian poetry and drama. Lawrence: Regents Pr. of Kansas, 1980, 276-97 (from Vera to the comedies)

McGinnis, Robert M. ‘The image of “la belle dame sans merci” in Wilde’s plays.’ Literature and Psychology 18 1968 123-34

Meier, Erika. Realism and reality: the function of the stage directions in the new drama from Thomas William Robertson to George Bernard Shaw. Bern: Francke, 1967, 158-95

Meier, Franz. ‘Oscar Wilde and the myth of the femme fatale in fin-de-siècle culture.’ Pp 117-34 in Böker

Melville, Lewis. ‘Oscar Wilde: poet, essayist, dramatist [parts I & II].’ New World (London) 1 1919 473-80, 578-85

Merle, Robert. Oscar Wilde. Paris: Hachette, 1948; reprint: Paris, Perrin, 1984, 321-409: ‘Le théâtre’

Mikhail, E. H. ‘The French influence on Oscar Wilde’s comedies.’ Revue de Littérature Comparée 42 1968 220-33

Miller, Edmund. ‘Renaming Algernon.’ Pp 215-24 in Keane

Miller, Robert K. Oscar Wilde. NY: Ungar, 1982, 42-89

Moers, Ellen. The dandy: Brummell to Beerbohm. NY: Viking Pr., 1960, 295-308 (part on Wilde)

Montague, C. E. Dramatic values. London: Methuen, 1911, 175-89: ‘Oscar Wilde’s comedies’

Müller, Elisabeth. Oscar Wilde: Wesen und Stil. Affoltern-am-Albis: J. Weiss, 1934. 139 pp

Mugo, Rossella. ‘Alla ricerca della drammaticitià wildiana.’ Quaderni dell’Università degli Studi di Lecce, Dipartimento di Lingue e Letterature Straniere 17 1995 311-27

Nassaar, Christopher S. Into the demon universe: a literary exploration of Oscar Wilde. New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 1974, 80-146

—–. ‘On originality and influence: Oscar Wilde’s technique.’ Journal of the Eighteen Nineties Society 24 1997 37-47 (41-44 on plays)

Nethercot, Arthur H. ‘The quintessence of Ibsenism; or, The slaves of duty.’ PMLA 62 1947 844-59 (part on the comedies)

Nicholls, Mark [Leslie Frewin]. The importance of being Oscar: the wit and wisdom of Oscar Wilde set against his life and times. NY: St. Martin’s Pr., 1980. 238 pp

Nicoll, Allardyce. A history of English drama 1660-1900, volume V: Late nineteenth century drama 1850-1900. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1959, 190-93

Noon, Peter. ‘Some aspects of style in the comedies of Oscar Wilde.’ Gaéliana 2 1980 49-61

Nunokawa, Jeff. Tame passions of Wilde: the styles of manageable desire. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2003. 164 pp

O’Connor, Sean. Straight acting: popular gay drama from Wilde to Rattigan. London: Cassell, 1998, 26-59: ‘Oscar and after’

Ojala, Aatos. Aestheticism and Oscar Wilde, part I: Life and letters. Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemian Toimituksia, 1954; . . . part II: Literary style. . . 1955 (Annales Academiae Scientarum Fennicae)

Omasreiter, Ria. Oscar Wilde: Epigone, Ästhet und wit. Heidelberg: Winter, 1978. 165 pp (see index for treatment of plays)

Páll, Árpád. Évszázadok drámái napjaink színpadán. Budapest: Kriterion, 1976, 286-307: ‘A paradoxon mestereinek paradoxona: Wilde- és Shaw-elÅadások margójára’ (286-93 on Wilde)

Pathak, R. S. Oscar Wilde: a critical study. Allahabad: Lokbharti, 1976, 59-90: ‘Dramatist’

Pearce, Joseph. The unmasking of Oscar Wilde. 2nd ed. San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Pr., 2004. 412 pp

Peinert, Dietrich. ‘Neuere Aufsätze zu Oscar Wildes Dramen.’ Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht 1 1968 59-68

Pérez de Ayala, Ramón. ‘Las comedias modernas de Wilde.’ Pp 206-12 in Sandulescu

Pestka, Dariusz. Oscar Wilde: between aestheticism and anticipation of modernism. Torún: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Miko»aja Kopernika, 1999, 69-88: ‘The concept of solipsistic self-fulfilment in symbolic drama’; 89-117: ‘Society comedies and The Importance of Being Earnest: from a counterpoint of wit and sentiment to the victory of the absurd’ (incorporates ‘A typology of Oscar Wilde’s comic devices.’ Studia Anglica Posnaniensia 22 1989 175-93)

Peters, Susanne. Briefe im Theater: Erscheinungsformen und Funktionswandel schriftlicher Kommunikation im englischen Drama von der Shakespeare-Zeit bis zur Gegenwart. Heidelberg: Winter, 2003, 260-67: ‘Oscar Wilde: Briefe als Projektionsfläche moralischer Positionen’ (on Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Woman of No Importance, and An Ideal Husband)

Pfister, Manfred. ‘Wilde and Wilder: fin de siècle—fin de millénaire.’ Pp 155-76 in Franci (plays directly evoking the man and his plays)

Pham-Thanh, Gilbert. ‘L’art du paradoxe wildien: transgression, subversion ou inversion?’ Cahiers Victoriens et Édouardiens 59 2004 191-200

—–. ‘Dandiacal conversation in Oscar Wilde’s comedies of manners: conventions, conversions and reconfigurations of phallogocentrism.’ Pp 37-52 in Drugeon

Pine, Richard. The thief of reason: Oscar Wilde and modern Ireland. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan, 1995, 236-81: ‘The dramas’

Powell, Kerry. Acting Wilde: Victorian sexuality, theatre, and Oscar Wilde. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2009. 204 pp (43-52: ‘“That beautiful world of ‘purity’”: a preface to Wilde’s plays’; 169-74: ‘Epilogue: Wilde and modern drama’)

—–. Oscar Wilde and the theatre of the 1890s. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1990. 204 pp (73-88 reprint ‘Wilde and Ibsen.’ English Literature in Transition 28 1985 224-42)

—–. Women and Victorian theatre. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1997, 149-73: ‘Elizabeth Robins, Oscar Wilde, and the “theatre of the future”’ (from Modern Drama 37 1994 220-37)

Puchner, Martin. The drama of ideas: Platonic provocations in theater and philosophy. NY: Oxford UP, 2010, 82-92 (stresses Salomé)

Raby, Peter. Oscar Wilde. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1988, 81-100: ‘The social comedies’; 101-19: ‘Salome’ 120-31: ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ (‘Introductory critical series’)

—–. ‘Theatre of the 1890s: breaking down the barriers.’ Pp 183-206 in Kerry Powell, ed. The Cambridge companion to Victorian and Edwardian theatre. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2004 (especially 183-86 and 198-200)

—–. ‘Wilde and European theatre.’ Pp 328-37 in Sandulescu

—–. ‘Wilde’s comedies of society.’ Pp 143-60 in Raby

Ramos Gay, Ignacio. ‘From Dumas filsÉtrangère to Wilde’s aventurière: French theatrical forerunners of the Wildean female dandy.’ Pp 83-98 in Drugeon

 ——. ‘Oscar Wilde’s anti-English ultra-Englishness.’ Pp 277-88 in Sophie Aymes-Stokes & Laurent Mellet, eds. In and out: eccentricity in Britain. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2012

Ransome, Arthur. Oscar Wilde: a critical study. London: Secker, 1912, 130-52: ‘The theatre’ (first scholarly study of Wilde)

Rao, M. Venkateswara. ‘The wayward woman in the social comedies of Oscar Wilde.’ Triveni 64 iii 1995 62-66

Rawson, Claude. ‘Killing the poor: an Anglo-Irish theme?’ Essays in Criticism 49 1999 101-31 (Swift, Wilde, and Shaw are featured)

Robbins, Ruth. Oscar Wilde. London: Continuum, 2011. 193 pp, 131-61: ‘Plays’

Roditi, Edouard. Oscar Wilde. Rev. ed. Norfolk, CT: New Directions, 1986, 28-40: ‘Prose and the sublime, I: The lyrical drama’; 85-98: ‘Comedy as self-degredation’

Ross, Iain. Oscar Wilde and ancient Greece. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2013. 274 pp

Rosselli, John. ‘The importance of writing good plays.’ Reporter (NY) 36 May 18, 1967 44-49 (all on Wilde’s)

Rowell, George. ‘The drama of Wilde and Pinero.’ Pp 145-61 in Boris Ford, ed. The Cambridge guide to the arts in Britain, VII: The later Victorian age. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1989

Roy, Emil. British drama since Shaw. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1972, 21-35

Sahai, Surendra. English drama 1865-1900. New Delhi: Orient Longman, 1970, 166-92

Sammells, Neil. ‘The line is immaterial: Oscar Wilde and some trends in contemporary Irish studies.’ Lit: Literature, Interpretation, Theory 10 i 1999 1-11

Sammells, Neil. ‘Oscar Wilde and the politics of style.’ Pp 109-21 in Shaun Richards, ed. The Cambridge companion to twentieth-century Irish drama. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2004

—–. Wilde style: the plays and prose of Oscar Wilde. Harlow: Longman, 2000, 82-116: ‘Theory into practice: the society comedies’; 72-76 on Salome

San Juan, Epifanio. The art of Oscar Wilde. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1967, 105-30: ‘Structure and style in the poetic drama’; 131-204: ‘The action of the comedies’

Sawyer, Newell W. The comedy of manners from Sheridan to Maugham. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Pr., 1931, 154-59

Scannell, James. ‘Welcoming the outcast back into society: Oscar Wilde and Ada Levenson’s Ur moment.’ Pp 237-50 in Keane (stresses the first three comedies)

Schmidgall, Gary. The stranger Wilde: interpreting Oscar. NY: Dutton, 1994. 494 pp

Schönfeld, Eike. Der deformierte Dandy: Oscar Wilde im Zerrspiegel der Parodie. Frankfurt: Lang, 1986. 344 pp, especially 156-85: ‘Parodien auf der Stücke’

Schwartz, H. Stanley. ‘The influence of Dumas fils on Oscar Wilde.’ French Review 7 1933 5-25 (on his plays)

Senelick, Laurence. ‘Master Wood’s profession: Wilde and the subculture of homosexual blackmail in the Victorian theatre.’ Pp 162-82 in Bristow 2

Shewan, Rodney. Oscar Wilde: art and egotism. London: Macmillan, 1977, 130-93

Sinden, Donald. ‘Diversions and digressions.’ Wildean 16 2000 10-17

Sinfield, Alan. ‘“Effeminacy” and “femininity”: sexual politics in Wilde’s comedies.’ Modern Drama 37 1994 34-52

Sloan, John. Oscar Wilde. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2003. 225 pp (‘Authors in context’ series)

Snider, Rose. Satire in the comedies of Congreve, Sheridan, Wilde, and Coward. Orono: Univ. of Maine Pr., 1937, 74-97

Sokolianski, Mark. ‘Modifikacija komedii nrawow w dramaturgii Oskara Uajlda.’ Zagadnienia Rodzajów Literackich 32 ii 1991 15-27

Spånberg, Sven J. ‘Representations of Oscar Wilde in recent drama.’ Pp 247-59 in Martin Gill et al., eds. Language, learning, literature: studies presented to Håkan Ringbom. Turku: Åbo Akademi University, 2001

Srivastava, A. K. ‘Pillars of fame: a note on Oscar Wilde’s comedies.’ Panjab University Research Bulletin: Arts 3 ii 1972 59-68

Stein, Joseph. ‘The New Woman and the decadent dandy.’ Dalhousie Review 55 1975 54-62 (part on plays)

Stokes, John. Oscar Wilde. Harlow: Longman for British Council, 1978. 56 pp

—–. Oscar Wilde: myths, miracles, and imitations. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1996, 152-85: ‘Wilde interpretations’ (from Modern Drama 37 1994 156-74) (compares recent commentaries on the plays)

Symons, Arthur. ‘Introduction.’ Pp xi-xxvi in Wilde. Salomé and other plays. NY: Keller, 1907 (Complete works of Oscar Wilde, volume IX)

Thienpont, Eva. ‘Cherchez l’homme: het beeld van de man in de komedies van Oscar Wilde.’ Koninklijke Zuid-Nederlandse Maatschappij voor Taal- en Letterkunde en Geschiedenis—Handelingen 55 2001 (from  Irish University Review bibliography; pages not given)

Thies, Henning. Namen im Kontext von Dramen: Studien zur Funktion von Personennamen im englischen, amerikanischen und deutschen Drama. Frankfurt: Lang, 1978, 207-23: ‘“Gefallene Frauen” bei Wilde, Pinero und Shaw’

Tinková, Adela. ‘Oscar Wilde.’ Slovenské Divadlo 53 iv 2005 389-412

Tufescu, Florina. Oscar Wilde’s plagiarism: the triumph of art over ego. Dublin: Irish Academic Pr., 2008. 198 pp (focuses on Wilde, but ranges from Goethe and Sardou to Shaw and Joyce)

Tydeman, William. ‘Introduction.’ Pp 10-25 in Tydeman, ed. Wilde comedies: Lady Windermere’s Fan; A Woman of No Importance; An Ideal Husband; The Importance of Being Earnest: a casebook. London: Macmillan, 1982 (stresses their critical reception)

Ullmann, Stephan von. ‘Synthästhesien in den dichterischen Werken von Oscar Wilde.’ Englische Studien 72 1938 245-56 (part on plays)

Varty, Anne. A  preface to Oscar Wilde. London: Longman, 1998, 63-72: ‘Theatre practice and innovation’; 131-55: ‘Salome, Salome, and symbolist theatre’; 157-206: ‘The social comedies’

Vilain, Robert. ‘Tragedy and the apostle of beauty: the early literary reception of Oscar Wilde in Germany and Austria.’ Pp 173-88 in Evangelista

Villena, Luis A. de. Wilde total: la vida, el mundo, el personaje. Barcelona: Planeta, 2004. 301 pp

Waldrep, Shelton. ‘The uses and misuses of Oscar Wilde.’ Pp 49-63 in John Kucich & Dianne F. Sadoff, eds. Victorian afterlife: postmodern culture rewrites the nineteenth century. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Pr., 2000

Warwick, Alexandra. Oscar Wilde. Tavistock: Northcote House, 2007. 102 pp (‘Writers and their work’)

Weintraub, Stanley. Shaw’s people: Victoria to Churchill. Univ. Park: Penn State UP, 1996, 30-55: ‘“The Hibernian school”: Oscar Wilde and Bernard Shaw’ (from SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies 13 1993 25-49)

Werber, Niels. ‘ “Das graue Tuch der Langeweile”: der Dandy als Motiv und Verfahren der Literatur 1900/2000.’ Pp 60-79 in Alexandra Tacke & Björn Weyand, eds. Depressive Dandys: Spielformen der Dekadenz in der Pop-Moderne. Cologne: Böhlau, 2009

Whitaker, Thomas R. Mirrors of our playing: paradigms and presences in modern drama. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Pr., 1999, 41-64: ‘The music of serious farce: Wilde, Shaw, Orton, and Stoppard’ (passim on Wilde, especially The Importance of Being Earnest)

—–. ‘Playing in earnest.’ Pp 407-23 in Susan Dick et al., eds. Omnium gatherum: essays for Richard Ellmann. Gerrards Cross: Smythe, 1989

White, Victoria. ‘Women of no importance: misogyny in the work of Oscar Wilde.’ Pp 158-65 in McCormack

Woodcock, George. Oscar Wilde: the double image. NY: Black Rose Books, 1989. 308 pp (new ed. of The paradox of Oscar Wilde. NY: Macmillan, 1949. 250 pp)

Worth, Katharine J. ‘Evolution of European “drama of the interior.”’ Maske und Kothurn 25 1979 161-70

—–. Oscar Wilde. London: Macmillan, 1983. 199 pp (‘Macmillan modern dramatists’)

Zanini, Claudio V. ‘The Victorian lower man: the Aristotelian concept of flaw in Oscar Wilde’s comedy of manners.’ Textura (Canoas) 14 2006 89-99

Zelter, Joachim. Sinnhafte Fiktion und Wahrheit: Untersuchungen zur ästhetischen und epistemologischen Problematik des Fiktionsbegriffs im Kontext europäischer Ideen- und englischer Literaturgeschichte. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1994, 142-74: ‘Zur Fiktionsthematik in Wildes dramatischem Werk’

Zhou, Xiaoyi. Beyond aestheticism: Oscar Wilde and consumer society. Beijing: Peking UP, 1996, 132-77

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