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The Importance of Being Earnest (version 3)

Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is subtitled "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People," and has proved immensely popular since its first performance in 1895. The play certainly has its farcical and comic elements, such as the witty banter exchanged by the characters and the flippant attitude towards love and marriage that characterizes the action. However, the play also explores more serious themes through the central story of Jack Worthing's search for his identity. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) Cast John Worthing: Dublin Gothic Algernon Moncrieff: John Fricker Rev. Chasuble: Martin Geeson Merriman: mb Lane: Algy Pug Lady Bracknell: Ruth Golding Gwendolyn Fairfax: Elizabeth Klett Cecily Cardew: Arielle Lipshaw Miss Prism: Carol Box Narrator: Tiffany Halla Colonna Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett

Language:

English

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Length:

2h 11m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

45:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

53:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

32:52