The Question and Answer section for The Picture of Dorian Gray is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Sybil plays a different female character from Shakespeare, rotating through the plays. One night she plays Imogen, the next Juliet, and the following night Rosalind.
Dorian Gray is the main character in the novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Chapman was extolling the virutes of English common sense...... while sitting next to Dorian and being aware of the young man's actions..... the statement was quite ludicrous. Thus, it made him smile.