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Oscar Wilde


the importance of being earnest

‘I always take my diary with me when I go on trains. I need something sensational to read’. Oscar Wilde’s 1895 play THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST saw one of the wittiest people who ever lived at the height of his powers. It is quite simply a comic masterpiece. The humour is irrepressible, like the writer himself, who even on his deathbed, had the final say, ‘Either the curtains go, or I go’.

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