The Importance of Being Earnest Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest   Other Plays Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9781509846740
Release 2017-03-23
Pages
Download Link Click Here

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.



The Importance of Being Earnest and Four Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Four Other Plays Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 159308059X
Release 2003
Pages 384
Download Link Click Here

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 Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9780199535972
Release 2008-04-17
Pages 368
Download Link Click Here

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

The Importance of Being Earnest Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9780307757456
Release 2010-07-21
Pages 288
Download Link Click Here

Oscar Wilde created his final and most lasting play, comic masterpieces of all time, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, in 1895. Considered one of the greatest THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is a farce, playing with love, religion, and truth as it tells the tale of two men. Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, who bend the truth in order to add excitement to their lives. Jack invents an imaginary brother, Ernest, whom he uses as an excuse to escape from his dull country home and gallavant in town. Meanwhile, Algernon follows Jack's scam, but his imaginary friend, Bumbury, provides a convenient method of adventuring in the country. However, their deceptions eventually cross paths, resulting in a series of crises that threaten to spoil their romantic pursuits. Hailed as the first modern comedy in England, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is Wilde's most famous work. This collection also features two other plays that Wilde penned earlier in his career, LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN and AN IDEAL HUSBAND, that also display his ability to convey warmth and wit through his hilarious characters and their outlandish situations.



The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest Author Charles Osborne
ISBN-10 9781250101662
Release 2015-10-27
Pages 160
Download Link Click Here

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.



The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest Author Peter Raby
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105016295763
Release 1995
Pages 117
Download Link Click Here

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



The Importance of Being Earnest Legend Classics

The Importance of Being Earnest  Legend Classics Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9781787199798
Release 2017-06-01
Pages 76
Download Link Click Here

The Importance of Being Earnest is Oscar Wilde's classic farce in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ to escape burdensome social obligations, in an unforgettable satire of Victorian ways.



The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 0435233033
Release 1994-03-18
Pages 77
Download Link Click Here

The Heinemann Plays series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions. Many have large casts and an equal mix of boy and girl parts. This is a new edition of Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners.



The Importance of Being Earnest and Five Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Five Other Plays Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 1420946994
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 228
Download Link Click Here

Witty playwright Oscar Wilde is most famous for his 1895 play "The Importance of Being Earnest." The two protagonists use a false identity, Earnest, as a way to escape from unwanted social obligations. However, they encounter difficulties keeping up their personas as their social circles draw closer together. Wilde drew upon what he thought were outrageous social conventions of the Victorian Era and used satire to show the absurdity of its beliefs, like how marriage was more of a boring burden than a joyous commitment. "The Importance of Being Earnest" is one of the best known plays of the Victorian Era and has endured many revivals over the past one-hundred years. It is also a prime example of many Victorian gaffes, though they have to be viewed through the lens of Wilde's sardonic humor. Gathered in the collection "The Importance of Being Earnest and Five Other Plays" are "Lady Windermere's Fan," "A Woman of No Importance," and "An Ideal Husband," all of which speak to Wilde's satirical tone and attitude toward the Victorian Era. Also included are the fragmentary play, "A Florentine Tragedy" and "Salome," a retelling of the Biblical story where Salome asks for John the Baptist's head on a platter. Its tone is much darker and tragic than most of Wilde's other works, but its ability to portray such a gruesome event in a respectful way only proves that Oscar Wilde is one of the most important writers of the nineteenth century.



Oscar Wilde s The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde s The Importance of Being Earnest Author Harold Bloom
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106007975375
Release 1988
Pages 160
Download Link Click Here

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 Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest   Other Plays Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9781760552893
Release 2017-04-11
Pages 472
Download Link Click Here

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.



The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9781471137259
Release 2015-04-23
Pages 432
Download Link Click Here

Dorian Gray's extraordinary beauty wins the admiration of an artist who begins painting portraits of him, all but one depicting him as an ancient hero. This single portrait is of Dorian in his very essence; an honest depiction of his character and beauty. But when someone tells Dorian that beauty fades, he begins to see the portrait as a menacing thing, which will inevitably remind him of the beauty he once had. Dorian pledges his soul for a critical exchange: that the picture bears the burden of ageing and dishonour, and that he stays young and beautiful forever. As Dorian indulges in the most hedonistic of lifestyles, exploiting his own beauty and completely disbarring all morality, the portrait grows uglier and older while he shows no signs of physical degradation. Dorian Grayis a story of extreme selfishness, masked by the appeal of eternal beauty.



The Plays of Oscar Wilde

The Plays of Oscar Wilde Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 1840224185
Release 2000
Pages 442
Download Link Click Here

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

Oscar Wilde   The Importance of Being Earnest Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 0521639522
Release 1999-05-06
Pages 126
Download Link Click Here

`The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.' `. . .in married life three is company and two is none.' Is this play a `unique work of art' as Oscar Wilde believed? Or, as a first-night reviewer claimed in 1895, it `represents nothing, means nothing, is nothing'? This is for you to decide. . . Cambridge Literature is a series of study texts which presents writing in the English-speaking world from the 16th century up to the present day. The series includes novels, drama, short stories, poetry, essays and other types of non-fiction. Each edition has the complete text with an appropriate glossary. The student will find in each volume a helpful introduction and a full section of resource notes encouraging active and imaginative study methods.



The Importance of Being Ernest

The Importance of Being Ernest Author Justin Lloyd
ISBN-10 1492746312
Release 2013-12-06
Pages 290
Download Link Click Here

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Ernest, the loveable blue-collar buffoon, was a staple in commercials, movies and an award-winning TV show. Today, millions of fans still mourn the loss of Jim Varney, who portrayed Ernest and who died at age 50 in 2000 of cancer. This biography traces Jim's journey from a child in Kentucky with dreams of being a stage and film actor to becoming an iconic entertainment figure in the tradition of Charlie Chaplin.



Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Author Peter Raby
ISBN-10 0521260787
Release 1988
Pages 164
Download Link Click Here

Oscar Wilde has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Oscar Wilde also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Oscar Wilde book for free.



Characters in Oscar Wilde s The Importance of Being Earnest

Characters in Oscar Wilde s  The Importance of Being Earnest Author Oliver Zürn
ISBN-10 9783638517485
Release 2006-07-05
Pages 23
Download Link Click Here

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Passau (Faculty of Philosophy - Chair of English Literature and Culture), course: Hauptseminar English Comedies 1500-2000, 18 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: WhenThe Importance of Being Earnestwas first performed on 14th of February 1895 in St. James’s theatre, it was a huge success and one of the actors said: “In my fiftythree years of acting, I never remember a greater triumph than the first night ofThe Importance of Being Earnest.The audience rose in their seats and cheered and cheered again.” (Quoted in Bird 1977, 164) Of course, the first one who extoled the play was Oscar Wilde himself: “the first act is ingenious, the second beautiful, the third abominably clever.” (Quoted in Kohl 1980, 412) Indeed, it is his masterpiece orposthumously - most sucessful play and has enjoyed most revivals up to the present day. However, the play is not only “good fun” (Reinert 1956, 153), Wilde put also a philosophy in it, as he explained: “That we should treat all the trivial things of life very seriously, and all the serious things of life with sincere and studied triviality.” (Quoted in Eltis 1996, 171) Furthermore, in the play’s subtitle “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People” he directly addressed the mainly upper-class audience of his time and there is maybe no better or more appropriate expression than “serious” or “earnest” to describe Victorianism or the Victorian society. (cf. Kohl 1980, 421) Hence, the play may help us to understand the society at Oscar Wilde’s time. Although the play’s performance is realistic or naturalistic, i.e. the characters are dressed in contemporary dresses and look exactly like the audience at that time, there must be a reason why a hundred years later we can still laugh about this great farce and wonderful social satire. Maybe the wide range of themes (marriage, love, money, religion, birth and so on)1or the character’s peculiarities and follies helped the play to remain up-to-date. But with what kind of characters did Oscar Wilde on the one hand amuse and entertain his audience, on the other hand criticize and satirize spectators and society he lived in? How do the character’s follies shed light on the Victorian society at the end of the 19th century?