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Essays on The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

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Author

Oscar Wilde

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Genre

Comedy, farce

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Original language

English

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Date premiered

1895

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Place premiered

St James's Theatre, London, England

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Setting

London and an estate in Hertfordshire

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Major Characters

Jack Worthing (Ernest), Algernon Moncrieff, Gwendolen Fairfax, Lady Bracknell, Cecily Cardew, Miss Prism, The Reverend Canon, Chasuble, Lane, Merriman

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The play explores such topics as marriage, class, social expectations, and the lifestyles of the English upper class.

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