The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays
Author : Oscar Wilde
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 464
Release : 2000-05-25
ISBN 10 : 9780141909318
ISBN 13 : 0141909315
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays Book Description:

Wilde was both a glittering wordsmith and a social outsider. His drama emerges out of these two perhaps contradictory identities, combining epigrammatic brilliance and shrewd social observation. Includes Lady Windermere's Fan, Salome, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, A Florentine Tragedy and The Importance of Being Earnest, which appears in full with the "Grigsby" scene which originally made up the fourth act.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author : Oscar Wilde
Publisher : Harper Collins
Total Pages : 160
Release : 1976-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9780380012770
ISBN 13 : 0380012774
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Importance of Being Earnest Book Description:

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 produed, as well as the full test 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.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author : Oscar Wilde
Publisher :
Total Pages : 151
Release : 1899
ISBN 10 : HARVARD:32044004648986
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Importance of Being Earnest Book Description:

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 Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest   Other Plays
Author : Oscar Wilde
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Total Pages : 472
Release : 2017-03-21
ISBN 10 : 9781509827848
ISBN 13 : 1509827846
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Importance of Being Earnest Other Plays Book Description:

Around the World in Eighty Days (Le tour du monde en quatre-vingt jours) is a classic. The exciting, if now dated, adventure of Fogg and Passepartout will entertain modern readers as much as it did the Victorians. With an Afterword by John Grant

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author : Oscar Wilde
Publisher :
Total Pages : 58
Release : 2014-11-29
ISBN 10 : 1503331741
ISBN 13 : 9781503331747
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Importance of Being Earnest Book Description:

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 personæ 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.The successful opening night marked the climax of Wilde's career but also heralded his downfall. The Marquess of Queensberry, whose son Lord Alfred Douglas was Wilde's lover, planned to present the writer with a bouquet of rotten vegetables and disrupt the show. Wilde was tipped off and Queensberry was refused admission. Soon afterwards their feud came to a climax in court, where Wilde's homosexual double life was revealed to the Victorian public and he was eventually sentenced to imprisonment. His notoriety caused the play, despite its early success, to be closed after 86 performances. After his release, he published the play from exile in Paris, but he wrote no further comic or dramatic work.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author : Oscar Wilde
Publisher : Heinemann
Total Pages : 77
Release : 1994
ISBN 10 : 0435233033
ISBN 13 : 9780435233037
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Importance of Being Earnest Book Description:

Theatre program.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author : Charles Osborne
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2015-10-27
ISBN 10 : 9781250101662
ISBN 13 : 1250101662
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Importance of Being Earnest Book Description:

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.

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays
Author : Oscar Wilde
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 400
Release : 2014-07-21
ISBN 10 : 9781451685985
ISBN 13 : 145168598X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays Book Description:

Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers alike to gain a deeper and more developed understanding of the writer and their work. Wilde’s classic comedy of manners, The Importance of Being Earnest, a satire of Victorian social hypocrisy and considered Wilde’s greatest dramatic achievement, and his other popular plays—Lady Windermere’s Fan, An Ideal Husband, and Salome—challenged contemporary notions of sex and sensibility, class and cultural identity. Enriched Classics enhance your engagement by introducing and explaining the historical and cultural significance of the work, the author’s personal history, and what impact this book had on subsequent scholarship. Each book includes discussion questions that help clarify and reinforce major themes and reading recommendations for further research. Read with confidence.

CliffsNotes on Wilde s The Importance of Being Earnest

CliffsNotes on Wilde s The Importance of Being Earnest
Author : Susan Van Kirk
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages : 56
Release : 2004-01-16
ISBN 10 : 9780544182233
ISBN 13 : 0544182235
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CliffsNotes on Wilde s The Importance of Being Earnest Book Description:

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on The Importance of Being Earnest offers a concise look at this Victorian farce, which tweaks the complacency and aristocratic attitudes prevalent among the wealthy upper class of the time. Hidden identities, fierce repartee, underlying passions, and surprises punctuate this lively play. This study guide shows, through its expert commentaries, just how three sets of lovers clear up mishap and misunderstandings and end up happily ever after. Other features that help you figure out this survey of Victorian social issues include: A close look at the author's life, which itself was rife with scandal and ruin Summaries and commentaries, act by act Descriptive character analyses A character map that reveal key relationships Critical essays on Victorian views on compassion, religion, marriage, and more A review section that tests your knowledge, and suggested essay topics Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
Author : Oscar Wilde
Publisher :
Total Pages : 54
Release : 2016-01-31
ISBN 10 : 1523797215
ISBN 13 : 9781523797219
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Importance of Being Earnest Book Description:

The Importance Of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde is a wonderful comedy in which the protagonists uphold fictitious personæ in order to escape burdensome social obligations. It is hailed as being one of the greatest plays of all-time by one of the worlds best loved authors. This is a classic, presented to you in its original form. A great addition to any book collection.