The Resource The importance of being earnest, Oscar Wilde, (eaudio)

The importance of being earnest, Oscar Wilde, (eaudio)

Label
The importance of being earnest
Title
The importance of being earnest
Statement of responsibility
Oscar Wilde
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Known as one of the greatest comedies written in English, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest attacks Victorian manners and morals in what can only be described as the most maliciously delicious way. A witty satire of Victorian social hypocrisy, Wilde pulls the strings on his cast of late-Victorian characters making them appear, first and foremost, exactly as they are - superficial, upper class Englishmen bound and cinched by an artificial code of manners. Jack Worthington has invented a rakish brother, Ernest, who calls Jack away from family duties and gives him an excuse to travel to London. Similarly, Algernon Moncrieff has created the persona of Bunbury, an invalid friend, who periodically requires his services in the country. Both young men cleverly use their invented alter egos to disguise their misdemeanors until Jack discovers that Algernon has been impersonating Ernest, to woo Jack's young ward, Cicely. To make things just a bit more complicated, Algernon's cousin Gwendolyn loves Jack, but thinks Jack's name is Ernest. This enduring comedy of manners rises on a farcical crescendo until true identities are revealed and both couples end up happily united. This full-cast reading coaxes every nuance of pretension, self-importance, and double entendre from Wilde's lines
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1854-1900
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Wilde, Oscar
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Performed by a full cast
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hoopla digital
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  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Foundlings
  • English drama (Comedy)
  • Radio adaptations
  • England
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The importance of being earnest, Oscar Wilde, (eaudio)
Link
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
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unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (120 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781598872545
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11419159
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unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11419159
System control number
MWT11419159
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The importance of being earnest, Oscar Wilde, (eaudio)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (120 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781598872545
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11419159
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11419159
System control number
MWT11419159
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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