The Importance of Being Earnest

A Trivial Comedy for Serious People
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (1.82 hours)
Product Number: Z10008084
Released: Mar 01, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9789629547011
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Description

This is one of the great recordings of a great play. John Gielgud stars as Ernest 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 twentieth century. Also included are two collections of poetry readings by John Gielgud and Edith Evans.

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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 1900

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CD
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Drama, Romance
Product Number DD14506
Released: Apr 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781483045313
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Classics
Product Number DD33293
Released: May 16, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781518946158
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Drama
Product Number DD13775
Released: Mar 04, 2002
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Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781565116771
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Drama, Romance
Product Number DD0833
Released: Feb 11, 2000
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Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
ISBN: #9781580815895
eAudio
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Drama
Product Number Z10006794
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
Product Number Z10009388
Released: Oct 22, 2002
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781598872545
eBook
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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
Product Number EB00240473
Released: Mar 21, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9781443429443
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Drama, Classics
Product Number EB00670503
Released: May 17, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: #9781467768481
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Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00677662
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Start Classics
ISBN: #9781627938730
Text
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Oscar Wilde
Genre: Drama, Romance
Product Number 12844
Released: Oct 16, 2001
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Dover
ISBN: #9780486264783

Professional reviews

""I never travel without my diary," says the sheltered and beautiful young maiden. "One should always have something sensational to read on the train." With this play, which premiered in 1895, Oscar Wilde established a uniquely British style of verbal stage humor. One could say with justification that it is one of the funniest plays in the English language. Or, because plays are (in a sense) rewritten every time they're performed, potentially so. The radio production heard here realizes that potential in spades. A young John Gielgud takes the lead, while Dame Edith Evans steals the show as the imperious Lady Bracknell, a role for which she was famous in her lifetime. That today's American listeners won't recognize the names of the other cast members doesn't mean they're any less capable. The entire ensemble shines. The timing! The gusto! The sense of fun! This reviewer has heard every audio recording of EARNEST; this is by far the best of them all. Overlook the bad sound quality and you'll be richly rewarded. Y.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"

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