• The Importance of Being Earnest

  • By: Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: Alec McCowan, Lynn Redgrave
  • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
  • Performance
  • Release date: 20-12-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (6 ratings)

Summary

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 fiancée’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
©2010 HarperCollins Publishers Limited (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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5 out of 5 stars
By Highlight on 06-05-18

Excellent

Excellent production and performance. Not too over the top as some if the others out there. Well done.

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