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The definitive four-act version of The importance of being earnest : a trivial comedy for serious people

Title
The definitive four-act version of The importance of being earnest : a trivial comedy for serious people / by Oscar Wilde ; edited & with an introduction by Ruth Berggren.
Author
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900.
Publication
New York : Vanguard Press, c1987.

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Additional Authors
Berggren, Ruth.
Description
192 p. : ill.; 26 cm.
Uniform Title
Importance of being earnest
Alternative Title
  • Importance of being earnest
  • Definitive four act version of The importance of being earnest
  • Lady Lancing : a serious comedy for trivial people
Subject
Note
  • Text of the play (p. [59]-192) transcribed from the 31 October 1894 typescript, now part of the Burnside-Frohman Collection in the the Billy Rose Theatre Collection, the New York Public Library, Lincoln Center.
  • "Illustrations" (p. [46]-57) include facsims. of 4 p. from the portions of earlier holograph and typescript drafts of this version of the play now in the Arents Collection (cf. Arents S 1534, no. 1-2). Other ill. from materials in the Billy Rose Theatre Collection.
  • Based on the editor's thesis (Ph.D.--University of Massachusetts, 1984) issued under title Oscar Wilde's The importance of being earnest : a critical edition of the four-act version. Cf. Arents S 1534, no. 7.
  • Episode of Jack's cigarette case: p. 70-73.
Bibliography (note)
  • Bibliography: p. 45.
Call Number
JFF 87-1211
ISBN
0814909302
LCCN
86013241 //r96
OCLC
  • 13796040
  • 13796040
Author
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900.
Title
The definitive four-act version of The importance of being earnest : a trivial comedy for serious people / by Oscar Wilde ; edited & with an introduction by Ruth Berggren.
Imprint
New York : Vanguard Press, c1987.
Bibliography
Bibliography: p. 45.
Added Author
Berggren, Ruth.
Added Title
Definitive four act version of The importance of being earnest
Research Call Number
JFF 87-1211
Arents Ref. 97-237
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