Importance of Being Earnest, The

Genre: Full cast audio drama

Importance of Being Earnest, The

Performed by:
Emily Bergl

This final play from the pen of Oscar Wilde is a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag. Jack and Algernon are best friends, both wooing ladies who think their names are Ernest, 'that name which inspires absolute confidence.' Wilde's effervescent wit, scathing social satire, and high farce make this one of the most cherished plays in the English language. An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring: James Marsters as Jack Charles Busch as Lady Bracknell Emily Bergl as Cecily Neil Dickson as Lane and Merriman Jill Gascoine as Miss Prism Christopher Neame as Chasuble Matthew Wolf as Algernon Sarah Zimmerman as Gwendolen Directed by Michael Hackett. Recorded before a live audience. Includes an interview with director Michael Hackett, Professor of Theater in the School of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 2 hours
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Author
Oscar Wilde

Biography:
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish-born poet, dramatist, and novelist. His works include collections of fairy stories; the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray; and many brilliantly witty plays, including what is often considered to be his masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest.
Narrator
Emily Bergl

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