This play can be performed in its entirety or each act can be performed as a stand-alone piece.
"I delight in the society of people much younger than myself. I like those who may be called idle and careless. I recognise no social distinctions at all of any kind and to me youth – the mere fact of youth – is so wonderful that I would sooner talk to a young man half an hour than even be, well, cross-examined in court."
Trials of Oscar Wilde, The Script
Thursday 14 February, 1895 was the triumphant opening night of The Importance of Being Earnest and the zenith of Wilde's career. Less than 100 days later, he found himself a common prisoner sentences to two years hard labour.