An Ideal Husband at The English Theater
By Sergio Calderon

On Thursday evening before Easter Break, grades 7 & 8 went to the English Theatre in Frankfurt to see Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband. Seventh and Eighth graders attended from 7 o’clock in the evening until 10 o’clock at night to watch one of Oscar Wilde’s most influenced plays.

This experience was very enjoyable because students could learn a lot about the play and have fun at the same time. Also, one of the things that people liked the most about the play was the sense of humour it had. Wilde’s play was basically about what he thought of London society of that time, also portraying what he thought an ideal husband should be like.

An Ideal Husband has also been converted into film a few times, but the most famous one was directed by Oliver Parker in 1999. Thus, students had the chance to see that movie version and then the play so that they could compare and contrast them. With this activity, students could understand both movie and play better so that they could complete the assessments that the teachers gave them.

A lot of confidence was gained from Thursday evening because teachers realized that the school should do these kind of activities more often.

So, how, when and what should the next trip be? That’s a question for you: the reader. If you have any comments, please contact us through the contact site.  Also, click on the trailer and appreciate Oliver Parker’s 1999 version of Wilde’s original An Ideal Husband. Enjoy!