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The Importance of Being Earnest : a Trivial Comedy for Serious People

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Wildes most popular play is considered his wittiest and finest comedy. The plays subtitle, “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People” hints at its clever wordplay, ingenious epigrams, and sly British humor. It is a story of multiple mistaken identities—both deliberate and unintentional- and what ultimately becomes a hilarious exercise in keeping everyones name and pseudonym straight.      

First performed in 1895, it has enduring appeal as dramatic literature and in live theatrical performance. This edition includes an appendix with Wildes earlier versions of the play and deleted scenes that illustrate Wildes creative process.  

 

Synopsis:

Wildes most popular play is considered his wittiest and finest comedy. The plays subtitle, “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People” hints at its clever wordplay, ingenious epigrams, and sly British humor. It is a story of multiple mistaken identitiesboth deliberate and unintentional- and what ultimately becomes a hilarious exercise in keeping everyones name and pseudonym straight.      

First performed in 1895, it has enduring appeal as dramatic literature and in live theatrical performance. This edition includes an appendix with Wildes earlier versions of the play and deleted scenes that illustrate Wildes creative process.  

 

Synopsis:

“Comes as close to perfection as any comedy I can think of.”—Daily Telegraph

Oscar Wilde's "trivial play for serious people" is a sparkling comedy of manners. This hilariously absurd satire pits sincerity against style, barbed witticisms against ostentatious elegance. Wilde's brilliantly constructed plot and famous dialogue enrich the appeal of his celebrated characters, as he turns accepted ideas inside out and situations upside down in this, his masterpiece.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780713630404
Author:
WILDE, OSCAR
Editor:
JACKSON, RUSSELL
Editor:
Jackson, Russell
Author:
Jackson, Russell
Publisher:
A&C Black
Location:
N
Subject:
General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Identity (psychology)
Subject:
England
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
NEW MERMAID S.
Publication Date:
September 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
c 5 photographs/line drawings
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
2.00 in.

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"Synopsis" by ,

Wildes most popular play is considered his wittiest and finest comedy. The plays subtitle, “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People” hints at its clever wordplay, ingenious epigrams, and sly British humor. It is a story of multiple mistaken identitiesboth deliberate and unintentional- and what ultimately becomes a hilarious exercise in keeping everyones name and pseudonym straight.      

First performed in 1895, it has enduring appeal as dramatic literature and in live theatrical performance. This edition includes an appendix with Wildes earlier versions of the play and deleted scenes that illustrate Wildes creative process.  

 

"Synopsis" by ,

“Comes as close to perfection as any comedy I can think of.”—Daily Telegraph

Oscar Wilde's "trivial play for serious people" is a sparkling comedy of manners. This hilariously absurd satire pits sincerity against style, barbed witticisms against ostentatious elegance. Wilde's brilliantly constructed plot and famous dialogue enrich the appeal of his celebrated characters, as he turns accepted ideas inside out and situations upside down in this, his masterpiece.

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