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The Importance of Being Earnest: (play)

The book The Importance of Being Earnest: (play) was made into the movie The Importance of Being Earnest.

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Book details for The Importance of Being Earnest: (play)

The Importance of Being Earnest: (play) was written by Oscar Wilde. The book was published in 1998 by Penguin Audio. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Oscar Wilde also wrote Lady Windermere's Fan (play) (1985) and Ideal Husband, An (play) (1998).

 

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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 produ... Read More
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 produed, as well as the full test 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.

Movie details for The Importance of Being Earnest

The movie was released in 2002 and directed by Oliver Parker. The Importance of Being Earnest was produced by Miramax. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com.

Actors on this movie include Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Frances O'Connor (II), Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Anna Massey, Edward Fox, Patrick Godfrey, Charles Kay, Cyril Shaps, Marsha Fitzalan, Finty Williams, Guy Bensley, Christina Robert, Kiera Chaplin, Alexandra Kobi, Suzie Boyle, Kate Coyne and Bernadette Iglich.

 

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Splendidly adapted from the wittiest play in the English language, The Importance of Being Earnest stars Colin Firth as an English gentleman who pretends to be his own brother, named Ernest, so he can enjoy himself in the city without besmirching his repu... Read More
Splendidly adapted from the wittiest play in the English language, The Importance of Being Earnest stars Colin Firth as an English gentleman who pretends to be his own brother, named Ernest, so he can enjoy himself in the city without besmirching his reputation at his country estate. Unfortunately, he's just fallen in love with a young woman (Frances O'Connor) who insists that she can only marry a man named Ernest--and when Firth's best friend (Rupert Everett) goes to Firth's country estate pretending to be this same brother Ernest, he falls in love with Firth's ward (Reese Witherspoon), who similarly feels that Ernest is the perfect name for a husband... The absurdity of the plot is matched by the exquisite cleverness of the dialogue, and the performances--particularly Dame Judi Dench as Everett's fearsome aunt--are excellent. --Bret Fetzer