The Importance of Being Earnest is an ode to good writing that neither fancy music nor sophisticated stage effects can ever account for. This play is more than classic: it is timeless. His parodies have yet to lose meaning. And Lady Bracknell is an absolute hoot:
“Kindly turn round, sweet child…There are distinct social possibilities in your profile…The chin a little higher, dear. Style largely depends on the way the chin is worn. They are worn very high, just at present” (Act III).
I strongly encourage you to put aside 4 hours this week and indulge in Wilde’s satirically splendid work.*image courtesy of