"An Ideal Husband" by Oscar Wilde starring Alfred Molina, Jacqueline Bisset, Miriam Margolyes and Yeardley Smith. Directed by Michael Hackett.
A tender love story, a serpentine villainess, a glittering setting in London society and a shower of Wildean witticisms are only a few of the reasons this play has enjoyed hugely successful revivals in London and New York and a movie in 1999 starring Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore and Cate Blanchett. This 1895 drama also seems eerily prescient, as it explores the plight of a promising young politician, desperate to hide a secret in his past. With empathy and wit, Wilde explores the pitfalls of holding public figures to higher standards than the rest of us. This recording stars Alfred Molina, Jacqueline Bisset, Miriam Margolyes and Yeardley Smith.