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Importance of Being Earnest, The (3 Act Version) - Full Length Play, Comedy

Importance of Being Earnest, The (3 Act Version)

Oscar Wilde

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Full Length Play, Comedy

5m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573601903

This masterpiece is probably the most famous of all comedies. It revolves wittily around the most ingenious case of "manufactured" mistaken identity ever put into a play.

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Full Length Play

Comedy

Farce

Time Period - Victorian (British and American)

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This masterpiece is probably the most famous of all comedies. It revolves wittily around the most ingenious case of "manufactured" mistaken identity ever put into a play.
The Importance of Being Earnest was first performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London.
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5m, 4f

JOHN WORTHING, J.P.

ALGERNON MONCRIEFF

REV. CANON CHASUBLE, D.D.

MERRIMAN, butler

LANE, manservant

LADY BRACKNELL

HON. GWENDOLEN FAIRFAX

CECILY CARDEW

MISS PRISM, governess

Author
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) was born in Dublin to Sir William Wilde and his wife Jane. While studying at Oxford, he was fascinated by the aesthetic movement and eventually became a proponent for L'art pour l'art ("Art for Art's Sake"), and wrote the award-winning poem Ravenna. After he graduated in 1879, he moved to Chelsea in London to establish a literary career. Upon graduating in 1879, he moved ... view full profile

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jane McNeil 1/8/2014 3:18 PM
Oscar Wilde was a genius, and it is evident with his carefully crafted comedy.
The characterizations are of the era, true, but the appeal of the clever dialogue is why it is the most popular of all plays performed today.

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