An Ideal Husband – Mrs Cheveley: Monologue

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SIR ROBERT CHLITERN, an MP at the House of Commons is holding a dinner party at his Grosvenor Square home. MRS CHEVELEY has been invited by another guest, and takes this opportunity to talk to SIR ROBERT about a business transaction of hers in which he can be of use. In this scene she sets out her devious plan to blackmail him in no uncertain terms when SIR ROBERT refuses her terms. 

An Ideal Husband

By Oscar Wilde

Adapted by scriptsandsketches.com

MRS CHEVELEY: My dear Sir Robert, what then? You are ruined, that is all! Remember to what a point your Puritanism in England has brought you. In the old days nobody pretended to be a bit better than his neighbours. In fact, to be a bit better than one’s neighbour was considered excessively vulgar and middle-class. 

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