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The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Adapted by Aurand Harris. From the play by Oscar Wilde.

Product Code: IA8000

  • One-act Play
  • Comedy | Farce
  • Cast size: 5m., 4w.
  • Awards: The Charlotte B. Chorpenning Playwright Award

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $45/perf

In stock

Synopsis

This superb adaptation is ideal for high school one-act play contests, classroom studies and mini-productions. The Importance of Being Earnest is a masterpiece of high comedy, sparkling with provocative observations. All of the highlights of the play are retained in this short adaptation—the plot's unexpected farcical twists, the characters and the dialog. Oscar Wilde called his play "A trivial comedy for serious people." He commented that the first act is "ingenious," the second act "beautiful" and the third "abominably clever." Audiences and critics alike applaud the play as a celebration of wit.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code IA8000
  • Cast Size 9
  • Min. Royalty Rate $45/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 40 min

Categories

  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre
  • Genre Comedy | Farce
  • ISBN(13) 9781583427606
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"It was a perfect rendition of the full play. It was an appealing classic story to a new drama program."
Review by Lizzy Brannan, Merritt Island Christian School, Merritt Island, FL

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"I felt it beneficial to work on script using accents from the start."
Tip by Lizzy Brannan, Merritt Island Christian School, Merritt Island, FL