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Written by Sarah Byham
Lord Windermere plays a major role in the play. Society sees him as the perfect man and great husband. He is the center of the conflict because there are rumors being spread around about him. The rumors are he is sleeping with Mrs. Erlynne. The whole play you are wondering if they are true or not.
The wife of Lord Windermere and is the mother of his child. She tends to forget her duties as a mother and starts to think of leaving her husband because of the rumors going around the town. She is the daughter of Mrs. Erlynne but never actually finds out about that herself. The play takes place during her 21st birthday party.
He is good friends with Lord and Lady Windermere. He is a charming bachelor in society. He has feelings for Lady Windermere. He goes along with the rumors to try to get Lady Windermere to leave him.
Lord Augustus Lorton
He is a sweet older man. He is in love with Mrs. Erlynne. He allows her to tell him what to do and he doesn't mind it one bit. He just wants to have a women by his side and spend the rest of his life with someone.
He is a minor character. He is the typical high society, English man.
Mr. Cecil Graham
He is a supporting character. He is very eccentric. He is in high society but he is not like the other high society men. He has a funny, witty sense of humor.
Mr. Hopper Parker
He is a high society, Australian businessman. He is in love with the Duchess of Berwick's daughter Lady Agatha. He is an outsider in the London high society because he is Australian.
Duchess of Berwick
She is considered a noble woman by high society. She is a talkative person and is highly interested in scandal and drama.
Lady Agatha Carlisle
The Duchess of Berwick's daughter, throughout the whole play the only two words she says are, "Yes Mamma". She is in love with Mr. Hopper.
She is the typical high society, London woman. She thinks highly of herself and behaves in an acceptable manner.
A minor character who says a few lines. She is a typical representation of a high society woman.
A minor, high society character says a few witty lines. Always in the background of scenes during the party talking non stop.
She flutters around during the play. She doesn't say much, a very minor character. She does what she needs to do to stay apart of high society.
Mrs. Erlynne Rosalie
A woman in her 40s who left her husband years ago. The town knows her as a loose woman. They all judge her and have her labeled as the woman who sleeps with married men. The conflict in the movie is Lord Windermere is paying her off but what for? The reader doesn't find out till the very end that she is the mother of Lady Windermere and Lord Windermere pays her off so she doesn't come out and ruin Lady Windermere's reputation. She starts out the play as a conniving woman but than towards the end redeems herself and helps out her daughter.
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