The Importance of Being Earnest (One-Act)

by  Oscar Wilde, Harold G. Sliker

Short Play  /  5m, 4f

This is a skillfully condensed, two scene adaptation with all the flavor of the original. Earnest is a convenient excuse for Jack Worthing whenever he needs to avoid social responsibilities -- but then Earnest seems to take on a life of his own! …

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The Importance of Being Earnest (One-Act)

by  Oscar Wilde Harold G. Sliker

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The Importance of Being Earnest (One-Act)

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    5m, 4f
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This is a skillfully condensed, two scene adaptation with all the flavor of the original. Earnest is a convenient excuse for Jack Worthing whenever he needs to avoid social responsibilities -- but then Earnest seems to take on a life of his own!
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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 Chel ...

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Harold G. Sliker

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