Oscar Wilde's the Duchess of Padua: Some Cause Happiness

Oscar Wilde's the Duchess of Padua: Some Cause Happiness

Oscar Wilde's the Duchess of Padua: Some Cause Happiness Wherever They Go; Others Whenever They Go. ✰ [BOOKS] ✸ Oscar Wilde's the Duchess of Padua: Some Cause Happiness Wherever They Go; Others Whenever They Go. By Oscar Wilde ✽ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The Duchess of Padua is a five act play by Oscar Wilde which was originally written for actress Mary Anderson in Due to her rejection of the play, it was not performed It later appeared in its first The Duchess the Duchess PDF/EPUB ã of Padua is a five act play by Oscar Wilde which was originally written for actress Mary Anderson inDue to her Oscar Wilde's eBook ✓ rejection of the play, it was not performed It later appeared in its first publication in German inFans of Wilde will delight in this Wilde's the Duchess eBook ´ fine play of his.


10 thoughts on “Oscar Wilde's the Duchess of Padua: Some Cause Happiness Wherever They Go; Others Whenever They Go.

  1. leynes leynes says:

    The Duchess of Padua 1883 is a five act melodramatic tragedy by Oscar Wilde Unlike his other plays, it was written in blank verse For those of you who aren t familiar with the term blank verse is poetry written with regular metrical but unrhymed lines, almost always in iambic pentameter As for conscience, Conscience is but the name which cowardiceFleeing from battle scrawls upon its shield The Duchess of Padua tells the story of a young man named Guido who was left in the charge of a ma The Duchess of Padua 1883 is a five act melodramatic tragedy by Oscar Wilde Unlike his other plays, it was written in blank verse For those of you who aren t familiar with the term blank verse is poetry written with regular metrical but unrhymed lines, almost always in iambic pentameter As for conscience, Conscience is but the name which cowardiceFleeing from battle scrawls upon its shield The Duchess of Padua tells the story of a young man named Guido who was left in the charge of a man he calls his uncle as a baby Guido gets a notice to meet a man in Padua in regards to something concerning his parentage When he arrives in Padua he is convinced by a man named Moranzone to abandon his only friend, Ascanio the gay subtext was real, you guys , in order to dedicate himself to revenging his father s death at the hands of Simone Gesso, the Duke of Padua We are each our own devil, and we make This world our hell In the course of the play Guido finds he has fallen in love with Beatrice, the Duchess of Padua, and it turns out that those feelings are mutual By this time Guido decides not to kill the Duke, and instead intends to leave his father s dagger at the Duke s bedside to let him know that his life could have been taken but his attacker showed mercy On the way to the bedchamber, however, Guido is met by Beatrice, who herself stabbed and killed the Duke so that she might be with Guido Murder is hungry, and still cries for , And Death, his brother, is not satisfied,But walks the house, and will not go away,Unless he has a comrade Guido is appaled at the sin committed on his behalf and rejects Beatrice, claiming that their love has been soiled She runs from him and when she comes across some guards claims that Guido committed the crime Guido is brought to trial the next day Beatrice tries to prevent him from speaking up, for fear that she might be exposed as the killer, but Guido admits to the murder in order to protect her, and so the date for his execution is set Is echo dead, that when I say I love youThere is no answer Beatrice visits Guido in his cell and tells him that she has confessed to the murder but that no one believed her Before waking Guido, Beatrice drinks the poison that was set aside for Guido, when he discovers this, he shares a kiss with her When she dies, Guido takes her knife and kills himself serious Romeo and Juliet meets Macbeth vibes y all Oscar being the little vain and conceited shithead that he is said of this play I have no hesitation in saying that it is the masterpiece of all my literary work, the chef d oeuvre of my youth Yeah, sure buddy, turns out his critics were a little less enthusiastic Not only did the actress for whom Oscar wrote this play turned down the role, The Duchess of Padua is just not seen as one of Oscar s major works It has rarely been discussed or performed A reason for that might be that it is so unlike the other plays which Oscar is most famous for The Duchess of Padua is not a society play we are a missing our beloved dandy and his witty, cynical lines the familiar Londonian setting is nowhere to be found I mean this tale of Renaissance realpolitik, revenge and star crossed lovers is about as far removed from the sophisticated social ironies of, let s say, The Importance of Being Earnest as you can get At one point the Duchess actually cries out Our hearts are two caged birds, trying to kiss across their cages bars Alright, Juliet, please shut the fuck up now and stop being so melodramatic In terms of style, language and archetypes it draws too heavily on Shakespeare to be considered unique, and we are all just missing Oscar s prose I m not saying that Oscar can t write verse, because hot damn he proved me wrong in this play, but his prose is far superior However, I still enjoyed this a lot I loved discovering this other side to Oscar Wilde and I am really impressed by his language skills and that they work within every medium I said that this play lacks wit and cynicism, but there are still some gems to be found, e.g in this dull and stupid age of ours, the most eccentric thing a man can do is to have brains. I also highly appreciated the social commentary in regards to the poverty of the lower classes Lady Macbeth, excuse me, the Duchess of Padua calls out her husband and his luxurious and lavish ways whilst the people in the city are starving and lacking clothes And of course, Guido s last outcry They do not sin at all who sin for love is just fucking beautiful and very dear to my heart, because Oscar is my little gay trash child and I just want him to be happy and I am so fucking sorry that he had to go through hell for loving a man 3


  2. Dani Dani says:

    Hmm I wasn t really into this one I found it a bit boring, and lacking in the charm and humour that I associate with Oscar Wilde.


  3. Alejandro Saint-Barthélemy Alejandro Saint-Barthélemy says:

    Farromantic than Shakeapeare s Romeo and Juliet and, needless to say when talking about Oscar Wilde, very well written too.


  4. Sarah Sarah says:

    Although I am a regular reader and huge fan of Oscar Wilde, I really didn t see this kind of play coming Although it is nearly impossible for a work of Wilde s to not have its Wilde isms don t worry, there are plenty in this play , the atmosphere of this play is different As opposed to being a satirical farce like mosy of the famous plays, this is purely a melodramatic tragedy I even sensed some Shakespearian influence here.The basic premise of this play is that a man named Guido wants rev Although I am a regular reader and huge fan of Oscar Wilde, I really didn t see this kind of play coming Although it is nearly impossible for a work of Wilde s to not have its Wilde isms don t worry, there are plenty in this play , the atmosphere of this play is different As opposed to being a satirical farce like mosy of the famous plays, this is purely a melodramatic tragedy I even sensed some Shakespearian influence here.The basic premise of this play is that a man named Guido wants revenge on the Duke of Padua, who wronged his father I sense some influence from Hamlet to do this, he works for the Duke, but plans to murder him in his sleep Further, he is also involved in an affair with the Duchess of Padua, who also doesn t like her husband The twist of this play is that Guido never actually kills the Duke the Duchess does that When Guido reacts badly to learning this, the Duchess becomes angry and turns Guido in as the murderer which he would have been under the normal plan Guido is sentenced to execution, but the Duchess decides that she wants to die for him because she suddenly regrets her actions against him So they create a suicide pact and die together in Guido s prison cell I think that this is a very cleverly put together play the plot is fairly intricate with a twist that I wasn t actually expecting Although this play is kind of Shakespearean in nature, it doesn t really feel like a Shakespeare play to me, which makes me pretty happy I get sick of that feeling in plays I can still tell that this is Oscar Wilde at heart although it follows a different formula than what is usally followed in his plays I enjoy this very much and I would recommend this play to fans of Wilde you ll enjoy this play.Need some Wilde isms For some reason, the second citizen has some fantastically witty lines SECOND CITIZEN I like no law at all Were there no law there d be no law breakers,So all mean would be virtuous.GUIDO My lord, I say this also,That to spill human blood is deadly sin.SECOND CITIZEN Marry, he should tell that to the headsman tis a goodsentiment.MORANZONE Is the Duke dead SECOND CITIZEN He has a knife in his heart, which the say is not healthy for any man.SECOND SOLDIER What matter He will get sleep enough when he is buried I warrant he d be glad if we could wake him when he s in thegrave


  5. El El says:

    Read as part of the Complete Works of Oscar Wilde Call me crazy, but I rather sort of enjoy these tragedies and melodramas of Wilde s They re a bit unusual compared to his high society satires, but I ve never been a huge fan of satirical writing He pulls it off well, but by nature I tend to lean towards a better appreciation of tragedies and melodramas Excuse me while I paint my fingernails black.There s no way to not compare this to Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet unless, of course, you ve Read as part of the Complete Works of Oscar Wilde Call me crazy, but I rather sort of enjoy these tragedies and melodramas of Wilde s They re a bit unusual compared to his high society satires, but I ve never been a huge fan of satirical writing He pulls it off well, but by nature I tend to lean towards a better appreciation of tragedies and melodramas Excuse me while I paint my fingernails black.There s no way to not compare this to Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet unless, of course, you ve never read Romeo and Juliet in which case I have to ask How is the weather on Mars, anyway There s a family vendetta, a couple star crossed lovers, and some dying and stuff.Of course in five Acts Wilde made it seem a bitentertaining that my summary can provide.Now, that being said because I ve been reading so much of Wilde s writing lately, I can t help but think he s being funny at times, even when he might not be So occasionally his lines in these melodramas make me giggle, which then makes me think I m a rotten whore face.But, c mon view spoiler DUCHESS Nay, you must live.There are many other women in the worldWho will love you, and not murder for your sake hide spoiler That smells funny, right


  6. Viji (Bookish endeavors) Viji (Bookish endeavors) says:

    Love Revenge Treachery.This play contains all these elements in equal parts It also talks of the difference between a man s love and a woman s A man gives just a part of his life when he is in love but the woman gives her whole The tragic ending,the dying in each other s arms,was as dramatic as it could be The words in which Guido expresses his love couldn t have beenbeautiful The plot isn t much good but Wilde s words make up for it.


  7. Dunya F. Buzidi Dunya F. Buzidi says:

    We are each our own devil , And we make this world our hell Were there no law there d be no law breakers , So all men would be virtuous There is no love , Where there is any guilt People who shout so loud , My lords , Do nothing The only men I fear are silent men.


  8. Paul Pellicci Paul Pellicci says:

    I guess being of Italian blood makes me too sentimental But I enjoyed this play very much I am sure love stories are mostly a dime a dozen, but give me a break I liked it.


  9. Neelam Babul Neelam Babul says:

    This is a tragedy I wonder why it was not as successful as the other plays Oscar Wilde wrote.An amazing story of love, betrayal, oppression and revenge It was a wonderful read.


  10. Maliha Maliha says:

    People who shout so loud, my lords, do nothing the only men I fear are silent men Let me start my review by saying that Oscar Wilde is a remarkable author, he s a freaking genius His narratives are really compelling and his characters are very original I loved this play and all of his other works This play has everything, romance, revenge, mystery, suspense and muchWilde himself described the play saying I have no hesitation in saying that it is the masterpiece of all my literary People who shout so loud, my lords, do nothing the only men I fear are silent men Let me start my review by saying that Oscar Wilde is a remarkable author, he s a freaking genius His narratives are really compelling and his characters are very original I loved this play and all of his other works This play has everything, romance, revenge, mystery, suspense and muchWilde himself described the play saying I have no hesitation in saying that it is the masterpiece of all my literary work, the chef d oeuvre of my youth The play is deftly constructed in five short acts, and is written in a strain of blank verse that is always melodious, often eloquent, and sometimes freighted with fanciful figures of rare beauty It is less a tragedy, however, than a melodramathe radical defect of the work is insincerity No one in it is natural However The Duchess of Padua is not regarded as one of Wilde s major works, and has rarely been performed or discussed His tale of Renaissance real politic, revenge and big love is about as far removed from the sophisticated social ironies of The Importance of Being Earnest as you can get Shakespearean archetypes stand behind the action especially Lady Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet but the smoothness of the verse means Wilde s characters never burn with the knotty tormented passion of their dramatic forebears Basically, it s Victorian melodrama.If you haven t read any of Oscar Wilde s other works then I don t know what you have been doing with your life


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10 thoughts on “Oscar Wilde's the Duchess of Padua: Some Cause Happiness Wherever They Go; Others Whenever They Go.

  1. leynes leynes says:

    The Duchess of Padua 1883 is a five act melodramatic tragedy by Oscar Wilde Unlike his other plays, it was written in blank verse For those of you who aren t familiar with the term blank verse is poetry written with regular metrical but unrhymed lines, almost always in iambic pentameter As for conscience, Conscience is but the name which cowardiceFleeing from battle scrawls upon its shield The Duchess of Padua tells the story of a young man named Guido who was left in the charge of a ma The Duchess of Padua 1883 is a five act melodramatic tragedy by Oscar Wilde Unlike his other plays, it was written in blank verse For those of you who aren t familiar with the term blank verse is poetry written with regular metrical but unrhymed lines, almost always in iambic pentameter As for conscience, Conscience is but the name which cowardiceFleeing from battle scrawls upon its shield The Duchess of Padua tells the story of a young man named Guido who was left in the charge of a man he calls his uncle as a baby Guido gets a notice to meet a man in Padua in regards to something concerning his parentage When he arrives in Padua he is convinced by a man named Moranzone to abandon his only friend, Ascanio the gay subtext was real, you guys , in order to dedicate himself to revenging his father s death at the hands of Simone Gesso, the Duke of Padua We are each our own devil, and we make This world our hell In the course of the play Guido finds he has fallen in love with Beatrice, the Duchess of Padua, and it turns out that those feelings are mutual By this time Guido decides not to kill the Duke, and instead intends to leave his father s dagger at the Duke s bedside to let him know that his life could have been taken but his attacker showed mercy On the way to the bedchamber, however, Guido is met by Beatrice, who herself stabbed and killed the Duke so that she might be with Guido Murder is hungry, and still cries for , And Death, his brother, is not satisfied,But walks the house, and will not go away,Unless he has a comrade Guido is appaled at the sin committed on his behalf and rejects Beatrice, claiming that their love has been soiled She runs from him and when she comes across some guards claims that Guido committed the crime Guido is brought to trial the next day Beatrice tries to prevent him from speaking up, for fear that she might be exposed as the killer, but Guido admits to the murder in order to protect her, and so the date for his execution is set Is echo dead, that when I say I love youThere is no answer Beatrice visits Guido in his cell and tells him that she has confessed to the murder but that no one believed her Before waking Guido, Beatrice drinks the poison that was set aside for Guido, when he discovers this, he shares a kiss with her When she dies, Guido takes her knife and kills himself serious Romeo and Juliet meets Macbeth vibes y all Oscar being the little vain and conceited shithead that he is said of this play I have no hesitation in saying that it is the masterpiece of all my literary work, the chef d oeuvre of my youth Yeah, sure buddy, turns out his critics were a little less enthusiastic Not only did the actress for whom Oscar wrote this play turned down the role, The Duchess of Padua is just not seen as one of Oscar s major works It has rarely been discussed or performed A reason for that might be that it is so unlike the other plays which Oscar is most famous for The Duchess of Padua is not a society play we are a missing our beloved dandy and his witty, cynical lines the familiar Londonian setting is nowhere to be found I mean this tale of Renaissance realpolitik, revenge and star crossed lovers is about as far removed from the sophisticated social ironies of, let s say, The Importance of Being Earnest as you can get At one point the Duchess actually cries out Our hearts are two caged birds, trying to kiss across their cages bars Alright, Juliet, please shut the fuck up now and stop being so melodramatic In terms of style, language and archetypes it draws too heavily on Shakespeare to be considered unique, and we are all just missing Oscar s prose I m not saying that Oscar can t write verse, because hot damn he proved me wrong in this play, but his prose is far superior However, I still enjoyed this a lot I loved discovering this other side to Oscar Wilde and I am really impressed by his language skills and that they work within every medium I said that this play lacks wit and cynicism, but there are still some gems to be found, e.g in this dull and stupid age of ours, the most eccentric thing a man can do is to have brains. I also highly appreciated the social commentary in regards to the poverty of the lower classes Lady Macbeth, excuse me, the Duchess of Padua calls out her husband and his luxurious and lavish ways whilst the people in the city are starving and lacking clothes And of course, Guido s last outcry They do not sin at all who sin for love is just fucking beautiful and very dear to my heart, because Oscar is my little gay trash child and I just want him to be happy and I am so fucking sorry that he had to go through hell for loving a man 3

  2. Dani Dani says:

    Hmm I wasn t really into this one I found it a bit boring, and lacking in the charm and humour that I associate with Oscar Wilde.

  3. Alejandro Saint-Barthélemy Alejandro Saint-Barthélemy says:

    Farromantic than Shakeapeare s Romeo and Juliet and, needless to say when talking about Oscar Wilde, very well written too.

  4. Sarah Sarah says:

    Although I am a regular reader and huge fan of Oscar Wilde, I really didn t see this kind of play coming Although it is nearly impossible for a work of Wilde s to not have its Wilde isms don t worry, there are plenty in this play , the atmosphere of this play is different As opposed to being a satirical farce like mosy of the famous plays, this is purely a melodramatic tragedy I even sensed some Shakespearian influence here.The basic premise of this play is that a man named Guido wants rev Although I am a regular reader and huge fan of Oscar Wilde, I really didn t see this kind of play coming Although it is nearly impossible for a work of Wilde s to not have its Wilde isms don t worry, there are plenty in this play , the atmosphere of this play is different As opposed to being a satirical farce like mosy of the famous plays, this is purely a melodramatic tragedy I even sensed some Shakespearian influence here.The basic premise of this play is that a man named Guido wants revenge on the Duke of Padua, who wronged his father I sense some influence from Hamlet to do this, he works for the Duke, but plans to murder him in his sleep Further, he is also involved in an affair with the Duchess of Padua, who also doesn t like her husband The twist of this play is that Guido never actually kills the Duke the Duchess does that When Guido reacts badly to learning this, the Duchess becomes angry and turns Guido in as the murderer which he would have been under the normal plan Guido is sentenced to execution, but the Duchess decides that she wants to die for him because she suddenly regrets her actions against him So they create a suicide pact and die together in Guido s prison cell I think that this is a very cleverly put together play the plot is fairly intricate with a twist that I wasn t actually expecting Although this play is kind of Shakespearean in nature, it doesn t really feel like a Shakespeare play to me, which makes me pretty happy I get sick of that feeling in plays I can still tell that this is Oscar Wilde at heart although it follows a different formula than what is usally followed in his plays I enjoy this very much and I would recommend this play to fans of Wilde you ll enjoy this play.Need some Wilde isms For some reason, the second citizen has some fantastically witty lines SECOND CITIZEN I like no law at all Were there no law there d be no law breakers,So all mean would be virtuous.GUIDO My lord, I say this also,That to spill human blood is deadly sin.SECOND CITIZEN Marry, he should tell that to the headsman tis a goodsentiment.MORANZONE Is the Duke dead SECOND CITIZEN He has a knife in his heart, which the say is not healthy for any man.SECOND SOLDIER What matter He will get sleep enough when he is buried I warrant he d be glad if we could wake him when he s in thegrave

  5. El El says:

    Read as part of the Complete Works of Oscar Wilde Call me crazy, but I rather sort of enjoy these tragedies and melodramas of Wilde s They re a bit unusual compared to his high society satires, but I ve never been a huge fan of satirical writing He pulls it off well, but by nature I tend to lean towards a better appreciation of tragedies and melodramas Excuse me while I paint my fingernails black.There s no way to not compare this to Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet unless, of course, you ve Read as part of the Complete Works of Oscar Wilde Call me crazy, but I rather sort of enjoy these tragedies and melodramas of Wilde s They re a bit unusual compared to his high society satires, but I ve never been a huge fan of satirical writing He pulls it off well, but by nature I tend to lean towards a better appreciation of tragedies and melodramas Excuse me while I paint my fingernails black.There s no way to not compare this to Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet unless, of course, you ve never read Romeo and Juliet in which case I have to ask How is the weather on Mars, anyway There s a family vendetta, a couple star crossed lovers, and some dying and stuff.Of course in five Acts Wilde made it seem a bitentertaining that my summary can provide.Now, that being said because I ve been reading so much of Wilde s writing lately, I can t help but think he s being funny at times, even when he might not be So occasionally his lines in these melodramas make me giggle, which then makes me think I m a rotten whore face.But, c mon view spoiler DUCHESS Nay, you must live.There are many other women in the worldWho will love you, and not murder for your sake hide spoiler That smells funny, right

  6. Viji (Bookish endeavors) Viji (Bookish endeavors) says:

    Love Revenge Treachery.This play contains all these elements in equal parts It also talks of the difference between a man s love and a woman s A man gives just a part of his life when he is in love but the woman gives her whole The tragic ending,the dying in each other s arms,was as dramatic as it could be The words in which Guido expresses his love couldn t have beenbeautiful The plot isn t much good but Wilde s words make up for it.

  7. Dunya F. Buzidi Dunya F. Buzidi says:

    We are each our own devil , And we make this world our hell Were there no law there d be no law breakers , So all men would be virtuous There is no love , Where there is any guilt People who shout so loud , My lords , Do nothing The only men I fear are silent men.

  8. Paul Pellicci Paul Pellicci says:

    I guess being of Italian blood makes me too sentimental But I enjoyed this play very much I am sure love stories are mostly a dime a dozen, but give me a break I liked it.

  9. Neelam Babul Neelam Babul says:

    This is a tragedy I wonder why it was not as successful as the other plays Oscar Wilde wrote.An amazing story of love, betrayal, oppression and revenge It was a wonderful read.

  10. Maliha Maliha says:

    People who shout so loud, my lords, do nothing the only men I fear are silent men Let me start my review by saying that Oscar Wilde is a remarkable author, he s a freaking genius His narratives are really compelling and his characters are very original I loved this play and all of his other works This play has everything, romance, revenge, mystery, suspense and muchWilde himself described the play saying I have no hesitation in saying that it is the masterpiece of all my literary People who shout so loud, my lords, do nothing the only men I fear are silent men Let me start my review by saying that Oscar Wilde is a remarkable author, he s a freaking genius His narratives are really compelling and his characters are very original I loved this play and all of his other works This play has everything, romance, revenge, mystery, suspense and muchWilde himself described the play saying I have no hesitation in saying that it is the masterpiece of all my literary work, the chef d oeuvre of my youth The play is deftly constructed in five short acts, and is written in a strain of blank verse that is always melodious, often eloquent, and sometimes freighted with fanciful figures of rare beauty It is less a tragedy, however, than a melodramathe radical defect of the work is insincerity No one in it is natural However The Duchess of Padua is not regarded as one of Wilde s major works, and has rarely been performed or discussed His tale of Renaissance real politic, revenge and big love is about as far removed from the sophisticated social ironies of The Importance of Being Earnest as you can get Shakespearean archetypes stand behind the action especially Lady Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet but the smoothness of the verse means Wilde s characters never burn with the knotty tormented passion of their dramatic forebears Basically, it s Victorian melodrama.If you haven t read any of Oscar Wilde s other works then I don t know what you have been doing with your life

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