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The Importance of Being Earnest - Queensland Theatre Company 2008

By Oscar Wilde

 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.  

The Importance of Being Earnest QTC - Paul Bishop, Tim Dashwood, Penny Everingham, Jane Harders, Bryan Probets, Francesca Savige, Georgina Symes, Leo Wockner

Director - Michael Gow
Designer - Robert Kemp
Lighting - jo Currey
Stage Manager - Jodie Roche

Playbill / Program Date Oct - Nov 2008 Playhouse Theatre QPAC

Size 170 x 200 mm 34 Pages With Newspaper Clipping

Condition: Used Good 8/10  

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