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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (94,887 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Oscar Wilde Narrator: Jeremy Clyde, Richard Pasco, Prunella Scales, Maurice Denham Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Martin Clunes and Michael Sheen star in this full-cast production of Oscar Wilde's well-known play. Oscar Wilde's dazzling comedy about mistaken identities and secret engagements still delights audiences over a century after its first performance in 1895.

Algernon Moncrieff, a bachelor-about-town, has invented an invalid friend called Bunbury in order to get out of tiresome family engagements. At the same time, his friend, Jack Worthing, has invented a wicked brother called Ernest to disguise his own misdemeanours. When Algernon poses as Ernest to win the heart of Cecily Cardew, confusion reigns, and it takes the discovery of an old black handbag to reveal the truth.

This star-studded BBC Radio production features Martin Clunes as Algernon, Michael Hordern as Lane, Michael Sheen as Jack, Judi Dench as Lady Bracknell, Samantha Bond as Gwendolen, Miriam Margolyes as Miss Prism, and Amanda Root as Cecily.

The Classic Radio Theatre range presents notable radio productions of much-loved plays by some of the most renowned playwrights, and starring some of our finest actors.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristine | 2/19/2014

    " This is such a hilarious read. I read it for the second time in a book group where we each took a few parts and read it out loud. It was such a fun, entertaining evening. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Heidi | 2/13/2014

    " I just loved listening to this performance of The Importance of Being Earnest. It is a recorded live performance and, just as the wit of Oscar Wilde, is perfection of the English language! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Janine Tinsley | 1/17/2014

    " A very quick read for having marked a classic off my list. It did not require a translator or guide to make sure I didn't miss half of what was being said, either, like some of Shakespeare's work. While I think I grasped all of the obvious humor and several more general comments on society, nonetheless I'm sure there is much I missed as a direct reflection of Victorian ideas of that era. The characters are cleverly written to be an amusing read, although so foolish in their thoughts, decision-making and vices that it is very hard to know whether to cheer for their romantic angling or not! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Troy Pelfrey | 1/14/2014

    " Downloaded this free ebook on my Kindle for something to read on the train. Hysterical and enjoyable read! So many one liners and zingers. "

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