The Importance of Being Earnest

A Trivial Comedy for Serious People
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Product Number: DD0833
Released: Feb 11, 2000
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ISBN: #9781580815895
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A tour-de-force by English satirist Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest is regarded as his best comedy. Here a full cast voices the misadventures of two English gentleman and their attempts to escape the social demands of the Victorian era. When Algernon Moncrieff learns his friend Jack Worthing has invented a brother, Ernest, in order to escape the country and travel to London from time-to-time, Algernon admits to taking part in a similar scheme. Algernon has made up an invalid friend in the country to excuse himself from unwelcome family obligations. But when both Jack and Algernon begin wooing ladies while simultaneously assuming the name of Ernest, mistaken identities abound and only a mysterious black handbag holds the key to their true identities.

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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Drama, Romance

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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Drama, Romance
Product Number DD14506
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Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Classics
Product Number DD33293
Released: May 16, 2017
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ISBN: #9781518946158
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Drama
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Released: Mar 04, 2002
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Publisher: HighBridge Company
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Drama
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Released: Nov 01, 2009
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Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
ISBN: #9781580815901
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Drama
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Released: Oct 22, 2002
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Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781598872545
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
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Released: Mar 01, 2005
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Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9789629547011
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00622752
Released: Oct 27, 2015
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: #9781250101662
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
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Released: Mar 21, 2014
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ISBN: #9781443429443
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Drama, Classics
Product Number EB00670503
Released: May 17, 2016
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Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: #9781467768481
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Released: Jul 13, 2016
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Publisher: Start Classics
ISBN: #9781627938730
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Drama, Romance
Product Number 12844
Released: Oct 16, 2001
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Publisher: Dover
ISBN: #9780486264783

Professional reviews

"Wilde's famous and hilarious send-up of Victorian courtship is beautifully realized by L.A. Theatre Works' talented cast. The dialogue is quick and snappy--exactly as it should be. Listeners will still be giggling at one joke as the next sails by. James Marsters plays the clever devil-may-care Jack (sometimes Earnest) with energy and wit, and Matthew Wolf's Algernon (also sometimes Earnest) is spot-on--neurotic, loving, and yearning to be both adventurous and responsible. A special mention goes to Charles Busch for his laugh-out-loud portrayal of Lady Bracknell. The acting and staging are clear and effective, and while nothing can replace actually watching Wilde's play in person, this production is a close second to the live event. A.H.A. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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