Importance of Being Earnest
Oscar Wilde, Performed by The Cast

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Narrated By: The Cast

Duration: 1 hour and 35 minutes

What to expect

A wonderfully charming recording available for the first time as a digital download.

Jack Worthing lives in the country with his budding young ward Cecily Cardew and her fusspot governess, Miss Prism. To escape his situation, Jack invents a brother named Ernest who lives in London and frequently needs him. When in London, Jack then poses as Ernest. This elaborate fabrication proceeds smoothly until Jack/Ernest falls in love and his fiancee’s mother discovers there is more – or, rather, less – to him than meets the eye.

“It is exquisitely trivial, a delicate bubble of fancy and it has its philosophy; that we should treat all trivial things of life seriously, and all the serious things of life with sincere and studied triviality.” Oscar Wilde

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