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Importance of Being Earnest (Version 4)

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By: (1854-1900)

Oscar Wilde's "Importance of Being Earnest" is a witty and comedic play that satirizes Victorian society and its rigid expectations. The story follows two friends, Jack and Algernon, who lead double lives to escape the constraints of society. The characters are well-developed and their banter is sharp and clever, providing plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. Wilde's clever wordplay and societal critiques make this play a timeless classic that is still relevant today. Overall, "Importance of Being Earnest" is a delightful and entertaining read that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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This is a solo recording of the play, meaning that all parts including stage directions are performed by one person. LibriVox has three excellent dramatic recordings with all the parts played by different people so if that is more to your taste, please listen to them. Little needs to be said about the play itself, a sparkling example of Wilde's amazing ability to poke fun at almost everyone while making you laugh out loud at the witty sayings sprinkled throughout the acts. As to the plot, if you don't know it already, let me just say that it involves two young English men who fall madly and instantly in love with two young English.women who of course love them back mainly because their name is Earnest. Unfortunately, that is not their names and there are many bumps and crashes on the road to the happy wedding bells. I only hope I have done justice to this jewel of a play. Please listen and enjoy !

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 6 reviews)

Reviewer: - October 18, 2017
Subject: Beautiful! Just beautiful!
Ow wow I’m listening to it and I love it. Smooth and funny and so cute.
Reviewer: - April 13, 2017
Excellent-All the voices went perfectly with there parts - really enjoyed
Reviewer: - April 10, 2015
the readers are brilliant, loved it sooooo much
Reviewer: - February 15, 2014
Subject: Gorgeous Reading
I love the movie of this and enjoyed the reading just as much! Each reader was quite brilliant and talented!
Reviewer: - April 4, 2013
Subject: Funny stuff
"A Diary of a nobody" made me laugh out loud.
Reviewer: - December 14, 2012
Subject: Brilliant
This is an excellent reading of "Earnest" although it's a shame that the reader sounds a bit like Yoda, its slightly offputting.

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