The Importance of Being Earnest Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest   Other Plays Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9781509846740
Release 2017-03-23
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The four great comedies of Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, were all written at the height of the controversial Irish author's powers in his last, doomed decade, the 1890s. They remain among the most-loved, and most-quoted, of all drama in the English language. Along with Salome, his darkly decadent dramatization of the Bible story, these immortal plays continue to pack theatres, and have been adapted for every kind of media. This Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The Importance of Being Earnest & Other Plays echoes the book form in which Wilde originally insisted his plays were published, and includes illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley and an afterword by Ned Halley. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.



The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 0192834444
Release 1998
Pages 368
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Oscar Wilde was already one of the best known literary figures in Britain when he was persuaded to turn his extraordinary talents to the theatre. Between 1891 and 1895 he produced a sequence of distinctive plays which spearheaded the dramatic renaissance of the 1890s and retain their power today. The social comedies, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, and An Ideal Husband, offer a moving as well as witty dissection of society and its morals, with a sharp focus on sexual politics. By contrast, the experimental, symbolist Salome, written originally in French, was banned for public performance by the English censor. His final dramatic triumph was his `trivial' comedy for serious people, The Importance of Being Earnest' arguably the greatest farcical comedy in English. Under the General Editorship of Dr Michael Cordner of the University of York, the texts of the plays have been newly edited and are presented with modernized spelling and punctuation. In addition, there is a scholarly introduction and detailed annotation.



The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9780307757456
Release 2010-07-21
Pages 288
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Oscar Wilde created his final and most lasting play, comic masterpieces of all time, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, in 1895. Considered one of the greatest THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is a farce, playing with love, religion, and truth as it tells the tale of two men. Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, who bend the truth in order to add excitement to their lives. Jack invents an imaginary brother, Ernest, whom he uses as an excuse to escape from his dull country home and gallavant in town. Meanwhile, Algernon follows Jack's scam, but his imaginary friend, Bumbury, provides a convenient method of adventuring in the country. However, their deceptions eventually cross paths, resulting in a series of crises that threaten to spoil their romantic pursuits. Hailed as the first modern comedy in England, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is Wilde's most famous work. This collection also features two other plays that Wilde penned earlier in his career, LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN and AN IDEAL HUSBAND, that also display his ability to convey warmth and wit through his hilarious characters and their outlandish situations.



The Importance of Being Earnest and Four Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Four Other Plays Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 159308059X
Release 2003
Pages 384
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Oscar Wilde's legendary wit dazzles in The Importance of Being Earnest, one of the greatest and most popular works of drama to emerge from Victorian England. A light-hearted satire of the absurdity of all forms and conventions, this comic masterpiece features an unforgettable cast of characters who, as critic Max Beerbohm observed, speak a kind of beautiful nonsense--the language of high comedy, twisted into fantasy." This collection also includes Oscar Wilde's most famous comedies, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, and An Ideal Husband, as well as his poetic tragedy Salomé--all written between 1891 and 1895, Wilde's most creative period. George Bernard Shaw said of Oscar Wilde that he is our most thorough playwright. He plays with everything: with wit, with philosophy, with drama, with actors and audience, with the whole theater."



The Importance of Being Earnest and Five Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Five Other Plays Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 1420946994
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 228
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Witty playwright Oscar Wilde is most famous for his 1895 play "The Importance of Being Earnest." The two protagonists use a false identity, Earnest, as a way to escape from unwanted social obligations. However, they encounter difficulties keeping up their personas as their social circles draw closer together. Wilde drew upon what he thought were outrageous social conventions of the Victorian Era and used satire to show the absurdity of its beliefs, like how marriage was more of a boring burden than a joyous commitment. "The Importance of Being Earnest" is one of the best known plays of the Victorian Era and has endured many revivals over the past one-hundred years. It is also a prime example of many Victorian gaffes, though they have to be viewed through the lens of Wilde's sardonic humor. Gathered in the collection "The Importance of Being Earnest and Five Other Plays" are "Lady Windermere's Fan," "A Woman of No Importance," and "An Ideal Husband," all of which speak to Wilde's satirical tone and attitude toward the Victorian Era. Also included are the fragmentary play, "A Florentine Tragedy" and "Salome," a retelling of the Biblical story where Salome asks for John the Baptist's head on a platter. Its tone is much darker and tragic than most of Wilde's other works, but its ability to portray such a gruesome event in a respectful way only proves that Oscar Wilde is one of the most important writers of the nineteenth century.



The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044004648986
Release 1899
Pages 151
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Subtitled “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People,” Wilde’s play is a brilliantly satirical comedy of manners, sending up the absurdity of Victorian social mores and cleverly critiquing the conventions of love and marriage. The tale of two gentlemen who adopt fictitious identities in order to woo the objects of their affections is Wilde’s most beloved work, considered to be one of the wittiest plays ever written in English. The glowing critical reception in London on opening night at the St. James Theater in 1895 marked the high point of Wilde’s career as a writer.



The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest Author Charles Osborne
ISBN-10 9781250101662
Release 2015-10-27
Pages 160
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The Importance of Being Earnest shows a full measure of Oscar Wilde's legendary wit, and embodies more than any of his other plays, his decency and warmth. This edition contains substantial excerpts from the original four-act version which was never produced, as well as the full text of the final three-act version, selections from Wilde's correspondence, and commentary by George Bernard Shaw, Max Beerbohm, St. John Hankin, and James Agate.



Importance of Being Earnest the One Act

Importance of Being Earnest  the  One Act Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 0874408423
Release 2011-01
Pages 66
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Adapted and abridged by Harold G. Sliker Characters: 5 male, 4 female 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! Minimum of ten copies required for production. ONE-ACT



The Importance of Being Earnest and Related Writings

The Importance of Being Earnest and Related Writings Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 UOM:39015029108654
Release 1992-01-01
Pages 271
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This edition of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest locates his writings within the broader cultural concerns of his day and examines Wilde's aestheticism, his sexual politics, his socialist ideas, and his allegiances to Irish nationalism,



The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest Author Peter Raby
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105016295763
Release 1995
Pages 117
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Analyzes both the social context and the literary artistry of Oscar Wilde's comedic play



Oscar Wilde s The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde s The Importance of Being Earnest Author Harold Bloom
ISBN-10 9781438139982
Release 2013
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Provides a collection of critical essays on Wilde's comedic play "The Importance of Being Earnest" arranged in chronological order of publication.



The Importance of Being Earnest Legend Classics

The Importance of Being Earnest  Legend Classics Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9781787199798
Release 2017-06-01
Pages 76
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The Importance of Being Earnest is Oscar Wilde's classic farce in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ to escape burdensome social obligations, in an unforgettable satire of Victorian ways.



Oscar Wilde The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde   The Importance of Being Earnest Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 0521639522
Release 1999-05-06
Pages 126
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`The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.' `. . .in married life three is company and two is none.' Is this play a `unique work of art' as Oscar Wilde believed? Or, as a first-night reviewer claimed in 1895, it `represents nothing, means nothing, is nothing'? This is for you to decide. . . Cambridge Literature is a series of study texts which presents writing in the English-speaking world from the 16th century up to the present day. The series includes novels, drama, short stories, poetry, essays and other types of non-fiction. Each edition has the complete text with an appropriate glossary. The student will find in each volume a helpful introduction and a full section of resource notes encouraging active and imaginative study methods.



The Definitive Four act Version of The Importance of Being Earnest

The Definitive Four act Version of The Importance of Being Earnest Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 UOM:39015012935303
Release 1987
Pages 192
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The Definitive Four act Version of The Importance of Being Earnest has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Definitive Four act Version of The Importance of Being Earnest also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Definitive Four act Version of The Importance of Being Earnest book for free.



On Oscar Wilde s the Importance of Being Earnest

On Oscar Wilde s the Importance of Being Earnest Author Mareike Paulun
ISBN-10 9783656017257
Release 2013-09
Pages 12
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Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 3,0, University of Mannheim, language: English, abstract: This paper will identify certain types of characters of the upper-class and relate them to the developments of the gender role in the Victorian era. Going along with it the mens different attitudes towards marriage as a constantly present issue in the play will be illustrated and compared to the points of view that dominated the high society in that time. Wilde refers to many more social habits and temporary fashions which however shall not be part of this paper."



Lady Windermere s Fan

Lady Windermere s Fan Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9780198121671
Release 1995
Pages 368
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This series presents students with a library of outstanding plays, many of which are otherwise unobtainable, or available only in out-of-date or unannotated editions. The texts are newly edited, with modernized spelling and punctuation where appropriate; and there are scholarly introductions and annotation. Oscar Wilde was already one of the best-known literary figures in Britain when he was persuaded to turn his extraordinary talents to the theatre. Between 1891 and 1895 he produced a sequence of distinctive plays which spearheaded the dramatic renaissance of the 1890s, and retain their power today. The social comedies, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, and An Ideal Husband, offer a moving as well as witty dissection of society and its morals, with a sharp focus on sexual politics. By contrast, the experimental, symbolist Salome, written originally in French, was banned for public performance by the English censor. Wilde's final dramatic triumph was his 'trivial' comedy for serious people, The Importance of Being Earnest, arguably the greatest farcical comedy in English.



The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 1540811883
Release 2016-12-04
Pages 86
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The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious person� to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Contemporary reviews all praised the play's humour, though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages, while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde's artistic career so far. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play.