1926 – The revival of Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” opened in New York ~ In the Library … “The Importance of Being Earnest”, by Oscar Wilde


Cover of "The Importance of Being Earnest...
Cover via Amazon

On This Day …Born on October 16, 1854 in Dublin, Irish writer Oscar Wilde

1895 – Oscar Wilde’s final play, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” opened at the St. James’ Theatre in London.

http://www.biography.com/people/oscar-wilde-9531078/videos

Oscar Wilde (1854) Wilde was an Irish poet , novelist, and playwright who mocked social conventions and scandalized English society with his unorthodox ideas and conduct. He is best known for his sophisticated, witty plays, among them Lady Windermere’s Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest , as well as his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest, challenged Victorian morality in his writing and life, and was infamously imprisoned for being gay

One thought on “1926 – The revival of Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” opened in New York ~ In the Library … “The Importance of Being Earnest”, by Oscar Wilde”

  1. I do love me some of the Wilde man! He also wrote a number of fantastic short stories 🙂 among his collection of humorous plays and the ever darkening Dorian Gray. I recall reading he used to walk a lobster on leash at his university… Dreadfully unfortunate years in the end of his life — had he been born in a different time, but alas.

    Like

Comments are closed.