"At present, there is a provincial company doing Lady Windermere's Fan —if there should occur a vacancy, would she care, or you care for her to go with it? The part would be quite a small one, of course."
Esme Beringer (1875–1972) had a distinguished acting career which spanned over sixty-five years and encompassed theater, vaudeville, film, and early television. She was known early on for her breeches roles and her fencing skills.
Wilde ends his note to Mrs. Beringer by saying, "Thank you for your wishes for my new play—I have settled nothing yet—but think of letting the Haymarket have it." The "new play" was A Woman of No Importance, which was indeed produced at the Haymarket by Beerbohm Tree in 1895.
Not in The Complete Letters and presumably unpublished.
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