The Importance of Being Earnest (Dramatised)

  • by Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by Judi Dench, Miriam Margolyes, Martin Clunes
  • 1 hrs and 57 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Here is the BBC radio drama centenary production of Oscar Wilde's classic play, starring Judi Dench, Miriam Margoyles, and Martin Clunes.Ever since the first night at the St James' Theatre on 14 February 1895, The Importance of Being Earnest has been recognised as one of the world's finest comic dramas. Now Judi Dench as Lady Bracknell leads an outstanding cast in this superb new production of Wilde's masterpiece, mounted to celebrate the centenary of the first performance.

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Wonderfully Written Wordsmithery

If you could sum up The Importance of Being Earnest (Dramatised) in three words, what would they be?

Witty, eloquent, ludicrous.


What did you like best about this story?

Wilde's ways with words and his ability to create the absurd.


What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Timing and approach.


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Earnestly, Important.


Any additional comments?

A must listen for any genuine English literature fan.

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- William Carse-Austen

so funny

Oscar Wilde is such a fantastic and witty play write. I had to read The Importance of Being Earnest for a university assignment and I'm so glad I did. loved it
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-10-2007
  • Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited