Oscar Wilde. The Importance of Being Earnest
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The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People
is Oscar Wilde's most well-known and best loved play, as well as being an enormous success in his lifetime. For many people it is the apogee of the playwright's work. The play was originally produced at the St. James Theater, London, on February 14, 1895. It's a comedy of manners that satirizes Victorian manners and customs, but he does it with a light, witty style that's absolutely unforgettable. The play is based around two young men, one of them is an upright young man called Jack who lives in the country. However, in order to escape the drudgery of his highly conservative lifestyle he has created an alter-ego, Ernest, who has all kinds of reprobate fun in London. Here are a few quotes fromThe Importance of Being Earnest:
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- "I don't play accurately - any one can play accurately - but I play with wonderful expression."
- "When one is in town one amuses oneself. When one is in the country one amuses other people."
- "I have always been of opinion that a man who desires to get married should know either everything or nothing."
- "All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
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