Review : The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

 

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” What happens when two women fall in love with ‘Ernest’, and Ernest doesn’t exist?
Secret identities, alter-egos, invented romances, and someone named Ernest…

While Jack Worthing leads a double life – representing himself as Ernest – little does he know what he is setting himself for.Things get interesting, or worse, when his friend, Algernon Moncrieff, also impersonates Ernest , all in the pursuit of winning his lady love!



What ensues is a satire that will tickle you, scintillate you, and leave you in awe, admiring Wilde’s deftness and capacity to produce powerful social comedies.

A play that has thrilled readers for over a century, The Importance of Being Earnest, is a brilliant experiment in Victorian melodrama, replete with its farcical conventions and pinching satire.

Subtitled A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, this amusing, eccentric farce brings for you as one of its paradoxes the impossibility of being either earnest or moral while claiming to be so. “

First performed in 1895 at St. James’s Theater, London, The Importance of Being Earnest was considered Wilde’s masterpiece and continues to remain his most popular play.
The play is a beautiful romance story, with humor in every nerve of it. It would be no wonder if you laugh your stomach out while reading it. The storyline will enthral you right from the beginning till the very end.
Things get even more chucklesome in the last scene when two persons, mimic Ernest, though neither of them actually is, to win their lady love.
One of the wittiest plays ever!!


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