The Importance of Being Earnest

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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 personae 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. Some contemporary reviews praised the play's humour and the culmination of Wilde's artistic career, while others were cautious about its lack of social messages. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play. The original production of The Importance of Being Earnest in 1895 with Allan Aynesworth as Algernon (left) and George Alexander as John (right) Written by Oscar Wilde Date premiered 1895 Place premiered St James's Theatre, London, England Original language English Genre Comedy, farce Setting London and an estate in Hertfordshire

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  • : Oscar Wilde
  • : Blackberry Publishing Group
  • : 9781951197094
  • : Engels
  • : Paperback
  • : 100
  • : maart 2020
  • : 164
  • : 151 x 229 x 11 mm.
  • : Thrift Editions
  • : Ierland; Toneelteksten; Verenigd Koninkrijk, Groot-Brittannië