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The Importance of being Earnest

"This stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners is complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag. Jack and Algernon are best friends, both wooing ladies who think their names are Ernest, that name which inspires absolute confidence. Wilde's effervescent wit, scathing social satire, and high farce make this one of the most cherished plays in the English language."--L.A. Theatre Works, Audio Theatre Collection.

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  • "Sir John Gielgud and Dame Edith Evans in Oscar Wilde's The importance of being earnest"@en
  • "School for husbands"@en
  • "L.A. theatre works audio theatre collection"@en
  • "BBC drama centenary production of"@en
  • "Oscar Wilde's The importance of being earnest"@en
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  • ""This stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners is complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag. Jack and Algernon are best friends, both wooing ladies who think their names are Ernest, that name which inspires absolute confidence. Wilde's effervescent wit, scathing social satire, and high farce make this one of the most cherished plays in the English language."--L.A. Theatre Works, Audio Theatre Collection."@en
  • "In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues."@en
  • "Sir John Gielgud, Pamela Brown and Margaret Rutherford star in this abridged version of Oscar Wilde's classic."
  • "The story of two dissatisfied gentlemen, one from the country and the other from the city, who invent imaginary acquaintances as an excuse to leave their own environments for awhile. The play mixes hilarious comedy with sharp social criticism on topics such as morality, marriage, and class."
  • "The story of two dissatisfied gentlemen, one from the country and the other from the city, who invent imaginary acquaintances as an excuse to leave their own environments for awhile. The play mixes hilarious comedy with sharp social criticism on topics such as morality, marriage, and class."@en
  • "Known as one of the greatest comedies written in English, Oscar Wilde's "The importance of being earnest" attacks Victorian manners and morals in what can only be described as the most maliciously delicious way. A witty satire of Victorian social hyposcrisy, Wilde pulls the strings on his cast of late-Victorian characters making them appear, first and foremost, exactly as they are--superficial, upper class Englishmen bound and cinched by an artificial code of manners. This full-cast reading coaxes every nuance of pretension, self-importance, and double entendre from Wilde's lines."@en
  • "Cambridge Literature is a series of literary texts edited for study by students aged 14-18 in English-speaking classrooms. It includes novels, poetry, short stories, and essays. The series is extensive and open-ended, and provides school students with a range of edited texts taken from a wide geographical spread. It includes writing in English from various genres and differing times.-Back cover."@en
  • "To avoid tiresome family engagements, Algernon Moncrieff, a bachelor-about-town, has invented Bunbury, an invalid friend whose bedside he is frequently obliged to attend. At the same time, his friend Jack Worthing has invented a wicked brother called Ernest to disguise his own misdemeanours. When Algernon poses as Ernest, confusion reigns, and it takes the discovery of an old black handbag to reveal the truth."@en
  • "Importance of being earnest: "A stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners ... Wilde's effervescent wit, scathing social satire, and high farce make this one of the most cherished plays in the English language"--Container."@en
  • "Twee welgestelde vrijgezellen geven zich uit voor de niet-bestaande Ernest, wanneer hen dit zo uitkomt. Als beiden zich verloven, ontstaat grote verwarring over hun identiteit."
  • "This comedy of manners focuses on Jack and Algernon, two young men in love with girls both determinded to marry someone named Ernest."
  • "The importance of being earnest: In 19th century England, two roguish bachelors unwittingly use the same pseudonym for their romantic activities."@en
  • "An humorous drama about the troubles that two pairs of lovers have with parental disapproval and misunderstandings."
  • "Two wealthy young bachelors have problems with their marriage prospects in this comedy of manners set in Victorian England."
  • "Jack Worthing creates a fictitious brother Earnest, who lives in London to escape his dull country routine, but finds the lie backfiring when he falls in love."
  • "To escape his dull country routine, Jack Worthing creates a fictitious brother named Earnest who lives in London, but Jack finds the lie backfiring when he falls in love."@en
  • "To escape his dull country routine, Jack Worthing creates a fictitious brother named Earnest who lives in London, but Jack finds the lie backfiring when he falls in love."
  • "A BBC Radio production, first broadcast in 1977 of Oscar Wilde's famous play. Algernon Moncrieff, a bachelor-about-town, has invented an invalid friend called Bunbury in order to get out of tiresome family engagements. At the same time, his friend Jack Worthing has invented a wicked brother called Ernest to disguise his own misdemeanors. When Algernon poses as Ernest to win the heart of Cecily Cardew, confusion reigns, and it takes the discovery of an old black handbag to reveal the truth."@en
  • "A witty comedy."@en
  • "PLAYAWAY. To escape his dull country routine, Jack Worthing creates a fictitious brother named Ernest who lives in London, but Jack finds the lie backfiring when he falls in love."
  • "Trivial comedy for serious people."@en
  • "Dazzling comedy about mistaken identity -- two invented characters called Ernest are difficult enough, but when Algernon Moncrieff poses as one of the Ernests, confusion reigns and hilarity ensues."
  • "School for husbands is a classic farce about marriage and misunderstanding."@en
  • "Presents a detailed biographical sketch of Wilde's life followed by a Masterpiece digest of his well-known play."@en
  • "An audio version of the three-act play."@en
  • "To escape his dull country routine, Jack Worthing creates a fictitious brother named Ernest who lives in London, but Jack finds the lie backfiring when he falls in love."@en
  • "This final play from the pen of Oscar Wilde is a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag. Jack and Algernon are best friends, both wooing ladies who think their names are Ernest, that name which inspires absolute confidence. Wilde's effervescent wit, scathing social satire, and high farce make this one of the most cherished plays in the English language ..."@en
  • "'One of the most eminently quotable plays of all time... One of the most delightful, consisting of an improbable plot and peopled with characters who could only exist in Victorian England.'."
  • "Jack Worthing lives in the country with his budding young ward Cecily Cardew and her fusspot governess, Miss Prism. To escape his situation, Jack invents a brother named Earnest who lives in London, Jack then poses as Earnest. This elaborate fabrication proceeds smoothly untill Jack/Earnest falls in love and his fiancee's mother discovers there is more or rather less to him than meets the eye."@en
  • "Wilde's classic comedy of manners in which two flippant young men, in order to impress their respected beloveds, pretend that their names are "Earnest," a moniker that both young ladies believe confers magical qualities on their possesser."
  • "Wilde's classic comedy of manners in which two flippant young men, in order to impress their respected beloveds, pretend that their names are "Earnest," a moniker that both young ladies believe confers magical qualities on their possesser."@en
  • "Brilliant comedy play that makes fun of the English upper classes in a light-hearted satirical manner."@en
  • "Two wealthy young batchelors have problems with their marriage prospects in this comedy of manners set in Victorian England."
  • "This is one of the great recordings of a great play. John Gielgud stars as Earnest and Edith Evans gives her indomitable performance as Lady Bracknell in this classic radio recording from 1951. Performance styles may have changed, but this is an unmatched production bearing all the hallmarks of outstanding audio drama featuring some of the finest actors of the 20th century. Also included are two collections of poetry readings by John Gielgud and Edith Evans."
  • "This is one of the great recordings of a great play. John Gielgud stars as Earnest and Edith Evans gives her indomitable performance as Lady Bracknell in this classic radio recording from 1951. Performance styles may have changed, but this is an unmatched production bearing all the hallmarks of outstanding audio drama featuring some of the finest actors of the 20th century. Also included are two collections of poetry readings by John Gielgud and Edith Evans."@en
  • "School for husbands and The imaginary cuckold are classic farces about marriage and misunderstanding."@en
  • "Jack and Algernon masquerade under the name of Ernest to win the love of Gwendolyn and Cecily, but first they must match wits with the inimitable Lady Bracknell."@en
  • "In 19th century England, two roguish bachelors unwittingly use the same pseudonym for their romantic activities."@en
  • "Blijspel over twee jongemannen die beiden van tijd tot tijd kans zien aan een veeleisende tante en een nichtje te ontsnappen, daarbij gebruik makend van de schuilnaam Ernest."

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