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Oscar Wilde's most successful play, The Importance of Being Earnest is a Victorian era comedy involving the tangle created when best friends maintain fictitious identities to avoid having to attend social engagements they prefer not to attend. The play is full of satire based on the idiosyncrasies of the late Victorian society, snappy dialogue, and inside jokes that continue to make the play popular today. The aristocratic young Algernon uses a made-up sickly friend that lives in the county as a way to excuse himself from social obligations. Bunbury, the imaginary friend, is sickly and Algernon faithfully visits him often. At the same time one on Algernon's close friends, Ernest Worthing, is running a deception of his own that allows him to lead a bit of a double life. A small error made by "Ernest" leads to his having to reveal his true name to Algernon and the disclosure that the libertine Algernon knows as "Ernest" is far different from the serious Shropshire country gentleman Jack. Love enters in and the assumed identity each man has taken leads to many jokes and awkward moments between Algernon, who posed as Ernst to meet Jack's ward Cecily, and Jack who took on the persona of Ernst while in London when he met Algernon's cousin Gwendolen and fell in love with her. Many secrets and mysteries are unraveled when they all come together at the country estate of Jack Worthing. Lovingly recreated as an mp3 audio this CD contains the timeless story of The Importance of Being Earnest. Now you can enjoy it again and again - MP3 compatible player (or a computer) required to play this CD Version: Unabridged Language: English Reader: Various Format: MP3 CD Tracks / Chapters: 3 Acts Total running time: 08:34:36
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Book Description IDB Productions, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1877522589
Book Description IDB Productions, 2010. Audio CD. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111877522589