An Ideal Husband
By Oscar Wilde
Adapted by scriptsandsketches.com
Duologue: Characters: SIR ROBERT CHILTERN, LADY CHILTERN
LADY CHILTERN: I know that there are men with horrible secrets in their lives – men who have done some shameful thing, and who in some critical moment have to pay for it. By doing some other act of shame – oh! don’t tell me you are such as they are! Robert, is there in your life any secret dishonour or disgrace. Tell me, tell me at once, that –
SIR ROBERT CHILTERN:. That what?
LADY CHILTERN: (Speaking very slowly). That our lives may drift apart.
SIR ROBERT CHILTERN: Drift apart?
LADY CHILTERN: That they may be entirely separate. It would be better for us both.
SIR ROBERT CHILTERN: Gertrude, there is nothing in my past life that you might not know.
LADY CHILTERN: I was sure of it, Robert, I was sure of it. But why did you say those dreadful things, things so unlike your real self?