By Oscar Wilde. Hobart Repertory Theatre Society. Playhouse Theatre, Hobart. Director: Allan Jeffrey. 28 March – 12 April, 2014
One hundred and twenty two years on, is Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan still relevant?
Yes, if you see the Hobart Repertory Theatre Society most recent production, under the direction of Allan Jeffrey. As a fine example of the Comedy of Manners genre, a witty, ironic form of drama that satirizes the manners and fashions of a particular social class or set, LWF shows that there are still hypocrisies in society. Gossiping is bullying, and we still have that.