Two amorous young gentlemen, objects of their affection who are in love
with the name Ernest, the worlds most formidable aunt, a dotty
governess, and a dull-witted country parson--these are perhaps the most
feckless, unconsciously witty, and uproarious characters ever to grace
a stage. A tour de force of wit and irony, Oscar Wilde's most enduring
and influential play enjoys frequent, if not always expert, revival.