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The Resource The importance of being Earnest : authoritative text, backgrounds, criticism, Oscar Wilde ; edited by Michael Patrick Gillespie

The importance of being Earnest : authoritative text, backgrounds, criticism, Oscar Wilde ; edited by Michael Patrick Gillespie

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The importance of being Earnest : authoritative text, backgrounds, criticism
Title
The importance of being Earnest
Title remainder
authoritative text, backgrounds, criticism
Statement of responsibility
Oscar Wilde ; edited by Michael Patrick Gillespie
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The text of this ... [edition] of Oscar Wilde's comedic tour-de-force is the established three-act version, accompanied by explanatory annotations. The Importance of Being Earnest was originally written in four acts, but Wilde shortened it to three at the urging of George Alexander, the owner of the St. James Theatre and the first actor to play Jack Worthing. The excised portions of the play are included in an appendix. ..."--Back cover
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1854-1900
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilde, Oscar
Dewey number
822/.8
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR5818
LC item number
.I4 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gillespie, Michael Patrick
Series statement
A Norton critical edition
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Foundlings
  • Drama
  • England
Label
The importance of being Earnest : authoritative text, backgrounds, criticism, Oscar Wilde ; edited by Michael Patrick Gillespie
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Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-209)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The text of The importance of being Earnest -- Excised portions of the play -- Backgrounds -- London in the 1890s / Karl Beckson -- Wilde and the idea of a theatre / Joseph Donohue -- Creating the audience / Regenia Gagnier -- Criticism -- Reviews and reactions -- On The importance of being Earnest / William Archer -- On The importance of being Earnest / H.F. -- On The importance of being Earnest / George Bernard Shaw -- On The importance of being Earnest / H.G. Wells -- Essays in criticism -- The four-act version of The importance of being Earnest / E.H. Mikhail -- From faltering arrow to pistol shot : The importance of being Earnest / Eva Thienpont -- Oscar Wilde and the English epicene / Camille A. Paglia -- Alias Bunbury : desire and termination in The importance of being Earnest / Christopher Craft -- From Beau Brummell to Lady Bracknell : re-viewing the Dandy in The importance of being Earnest / Michael Patrick -- The genesis of the play / Peter Raby -- Oscar Wilde and the imagination of the Celt / Richard Haslam -- Oscar Wilde : a chronology
Control code
000028350231
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 209 p.
Isbn
9780393927535
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005052741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
100426210
System control number
(OCoLC)61362854
Label
The importance of being Earnest : authoritative text, backgrounds, criticism, Oscar Wilde ; edited by Michael Patrick Gillespie
Link
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-209)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The text of The importance of being Earnest -- Excised portions of the play -- Backgrounds -- London in the 1890s / Karl Beckson -- Wilde and the idea of a theatre / Joseph Donohue -- Creating the audience / Regenia Gagnier -- Criticism -- Reviews and reactions -- On The importance of being Earnest / William Archer -- On The importance of being Earnest / H.F. -- On The importance of being Earnest / George Bernard Shaw -- On The importance of being Earnest / H.G. Wells -- Essays in criticism -- The four-act version of The importance of being Earnest / E.H. Mikhail -- From faltering arrow to pistol shot : The importance of being Earnest / Eva Thienpont -- Oscar Wilde and the English epicene / Camille A. Paglia -- Alias Bunbury : desire and termination in The importance of being Earnest / Christopher Craft -- From Beau Brummell to Lady Bracknell : re-viewing the Dandy in The importance of being Earnest / Michael Patrick -- The genesis of the play / Peter Raby -- Oscar Wilde and the imagination of the Celt / Richard Haslam -- Oscar Wilde : a chronology
Control code
000028350231
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 209 p.
Isbn
9780393927535
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2005052741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
100426210
System control number
(OCoLC)61362854

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