`Good people do a great deal of harm in this world. Certainly the greatest harm they do is that they make badness of such extraordinary importance. It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious ...` Beautiful, aristocratic, an adored wife and young mother. Lady Windermere is `a fascinating Puritan` whose severe moral code leads her to the brink of social suicide. The only one who can save her is the mysterious Mrs Erlynne whose scandalous relationship with Lord Windermere has prompted her ladyship`s fatal impulse. And Mrs Erlynne has a secret - a secret Lady Windermere must never know if she is to retain her peace of mind ... Lady Windermere`s Fan was first performed in 1892, launching Oscar Wilde`s career as a playwright. A sparkling comedy of manners, it was an instant success and has continued to amuse and delight audiences all over the world.