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Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

Importance of Being Earnest Synopsis

The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on at St. James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae in order 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 humor, 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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781105842306
Publication date: 5th July 2017
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Lulu.com Lulu.com
Format: eBook
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

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