As history has shown the importance of being earnest is both of its time and ahead of its time respecting the more progressive views of the period all wildes plays invariably centre on women who are called upon to realise and demonstrate the superior qualities they possess in comparison with the majority of men. The importance of being earnest the importance of being earnest and wildes three other society plays were performed in britain during the authors imprisonment and exile albeit by small touring companies a elsie lanhams company also toured earnest between november 1899 and april 1900. This item the importance of being earnest and other plays salome lady windermeres fan signet classics by oscar wilde mass market paperback 1353 in stock ships from and sold by books mela. The importance of being earnest and other plays kindle edition published february 23rd 1995 by oxford university press oxford worlds classics oxford english drama kindle edition 400 pages. About the importance of being earnest and other plays a universal favorite the importance of being earnest displays oscar wildes theatrical genius at its brilliant best subtitled a trivial comedy for serious people this hilarious attack on victorian manners and morals turns a pompous world on its head lets duplicity lead to happiness and makes riposte the highest form of art
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