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In this classic 19th century comedy of manners, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrief masquerade under the name of Earnest in order to win the love of Gwendolyn and Cecily. But first they must match wits with the inimitable Lady Bracknell!
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awful awful awful

an American with an American accent attempting wilde. what a joke. not worth listening to. avoid at all costs if you appreciate quality narration (even within the limitations of his language he's a p*ss poor narrator). audible should warn people of the nationality of the narrator- it matters in an audio only environment.

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  • 04-01-21

Christopher Hurt Never disappoints

The writing is that of quality, but the characters lack principles. The play is said to be a comedy, but I felt distain towards the characters as they were uptight and more concerned with others thoughts than their own.

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  • Muggle Mom
  • 02-04-16

Classic tongue and cheek

i can't help but wonder on Mr Wilde 's undercurrents, the morale fabric of Victorian society and just plain speculation. ...funny to the quick.