The Importance of Being Earnest
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers UK
Date: December 2010
Duration: 1 hours 35 minutes
A wonderfully charming recording available for the first time as a digital download.
Jack Worthing lives in the country with his budding young ward Cecily Cardew and her fusspot governess, Miss Prism. To escape his situation, Jack invents a brother named Ernest who lives in London and frequently needs him. When in London, Jack then poses as Ernest. This elaborate fabrication proceeds smoothly until Jack/Ernest falls in love and his fiancee's mother discovers there is more - or, rather, less - to him than meets the eye.
"It is exquisitely trivial, a delicate bubble of fancy and it has its philosophy; that we should treat all trivial things of life seriously, and all the serious things of life with sincere and studied triviality." Oscar Wilde