The Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance of Being Earnest is a classic comedy of manners in which two flippant young men, in order to impress their respected beloveds, pretend that their names are “Ernest,” which both young ladies believe confers magical qualities on the possessor. It was first performed for the public on February 14, 1895 at the St. James’ Theatre in London, and is regarded by many critics and scholars as being the wittiest play in the English language. (Summary from Wikipedia.org)Characters:
John Worthing, J.P. – Read by John Gonzalez
Algernon Moncrieff – Read by Gord Mackenzie
Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D. – Read by Chris Goringe
Merriman, Butler – Read by Peter Yearsley
Lane, Manservant – Read by Hugh McGuire
Lady Bracknell – Read by Kristen McQuillin
Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax – Read by Deana Duncan
Cecily Cardew – Read by Kara Shallenberg
Miss Prism, Governess – Read by Sureka
Narrator – Read by Betsie Bush
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December 25, 2012
I did enjoy the story! Oscillate wildly! :)
November 28, 2012
November 05, 2011
Excellent story, made me laugh out loud. Oscar Wilde is very witty. The two main characters are read very well by the readers (the women need work). I do recommend it.