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The Importance of Being Earnest (Play)

Patricia Routledge, Alistair Petrie, Essie Davis

Australian 2001 Production


The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at St. James’s Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play’s major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Contemporary reviews all praised the play’s humour, though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages, while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde’s artistic career so far. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde’s most enduringly popular play.

This Souvenir Brochure is from the Australian 2001 Production.

Starring: Patricia Routledge, Alistair Petrie, Essie Davis, Theo Fraser Steele, Sarah Kants, Jonathan Elsom, Beverley Dunn, Douglas Hedge, Ron Hackett.


The Importance of Being Earnest (Play) - Australian 2001 Production
Souvenir Brochure
Size 240 x 330 nm Large Format
Great Information on the show and cast also includes colour pictures from the show a must for any collector.
Condition: Good 8/10

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