The Importance of Being Earnest is a masterpiece of high comedy, sparkling with provocative observations.
The Importance of Being Earnest (Harris) Script
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 adaptationethe 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. Simple set. Fashionable English costumes of 1895. Approximate running time: 40 minutes.