The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

Lady Windermere's Fan; Salome; A Woman of No Importance; An Ideal Husband; The Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde,Peter Raby

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0199535973

Category: Drama

Page: 368

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Offers newly edited texts of five of the British playwright's works, including the great farcial comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest."

The Importance of Being Earnest & Other Plays

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509827846

Category: Drama

Page: 472

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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.

Salome

The Importance of Being Earnest, Lady Windermere's Fan

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781354699683

Category:

Page: 246

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Wilde, Oscar, Five Major Plays

Lady Windermere's Fan, Importance of Being Earnest, Salome, Woman of No Importance, Ideal Husband

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Peter Smith Publisher

ISBN: 9780804902083

Category: English literature

Page: 320

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Lady Windermer's Fan, The Importance of Being Earnest, Salome', A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband.

Lady Windermere's fan ; Salome ; A woman of no importance ; An ideal husband ; The importance of being earnest

Author: Oscar Wilde,Peter Raby

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 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.

Wilde Complete Plays

Lady Windermere's Fan; An Ideal Husband; The Importance of Being Earnest; A Woman of No Importance; Salome; The Duchess of Padua; Vera, or the Nihilists; A Florentine Tragedy; La Sainte Courtisane

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408149168

Category: Drama

Page: 624

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This volume contains everything Wilde wrote in dramatic form Wilde's masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest is printed here in its usual three-act form, but with an appendix containing the best material from the original four-act version. Also included are his three 'problem plays', Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance and An Ideal Husband, as well as his once-banned Salome and several other little-known but fascinating dramas. H. Montgomery Hyde, an acknowledged expert on Wilde and author of several books on him, provides an introduction to Wilde's life and work with special attention to the composition and performance of the plays. "Wilde is to me our only thorough playwright. He plays with everything: with wit, with philosophy, with drama, with actors and audiences, with the whole theatre" (George Bernard Shaw)

The Importance of Being Earnest and Related Writings

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Other

ISBN: N.A

Category: England

Page: 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

A Trivial Novel for Serious People

Author: Charles Osborne,Oscar Wilde

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250101662

Category: Fiction

Page: 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)

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Baker's Plays

ISBN: 9780874408423

Category: Drama

Page: 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

Lady Windermere's Fan

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1877527661

Category: Drama

Page: 117

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Lady Windermere's Fan: A Play About a Good Woman is a play by Oscar Wilde, who uses his sharp wit to satirize Victorian ideals about marriage. Lady Windemere suspects her husband of infidelity and retaliates by taking a lover. Her husband's suspected lover follows her, begging her to return to Lord Windemere. The lover sacrifices her own reputation for that of Lady Windemere, in order to save that lady's marriage.

The Importance of Being Earnest and Four Other Plays

Author: Oscar Wilde,Kenneth Krauss

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781593080594

Category: Drama

Page: 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 Plays of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840224184

Category: Drama

Page: 444

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Oscar Wilde took London by storm with his first comedy, Lady Windermere's Fan. His other plays include: A Woman of No Importance and The Importance of Being Earnest. This work features Wilde's plays ranging from his early tragedy era to the controversial Salome and little known fragments, La Sainte Courtisane and A Florentine Tragedy.

Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Christopher S. Nassaar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780582022720

Category:

Page: 64

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Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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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

A Reader's Companion

Author: Peter Raby

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 117

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Analyzes both the social context and the literary artistry of Oscar Wilde's comedic play

A Woman of No Importance

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1427069034

Category: Drama

Page: 140

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Published and premiered at London's Haymarket Theatre in 1893, Oscar Wilde's play A Woman of No Importance focuses on the attitudes of English high society. It further elicits the problems faced by women in a highly prejudiced and hypocritical society. The poor opinion held by men of the women is portrayed through the dialogue of the main character, Illingworth who says, ""Beautiful women never have time. They are always so occupied in being jealous of other people's husbands"".