Eye on Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest By John Simon

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Oscar Wilde‭’‬s‭ ‬1895‭ ‬The Importance of Being Earnest‭ ‬is the most brilliant comedy in the English language,‭ ‬and would be so even in any other one in which the titular pun‭ (‬Earnest–Ernest‭) ‬could not be reproduced.‭ ‬It makes Wilde‭’‬s close-‭ ‬at-heels tragedy even sadder:‭ ‬what treasures of future comedy were buried with him. Frequently revived,‭ ‬the play is back in …

eHeziEye on Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest By John Simon