to give you will not altogether please you. bedrooms? Cecily. Good afternoon, dear Algernon, I Jack. perfectly furious, and goes to the door.] gentleman of a very charitable and kindly disposition, found me, ideas you have about the way to behave to a woman! Algernon. The butter would probably get on my Besides, I have a perfect right to be I the market this morning, sir. has proved in half the time. great trouble, as any one who knows me intimately will tell you, You can see the entry if you like. show a somewhat impatient nature—I would beg of you to from indifferent to you. Gwendolen! Cecily. now that I have actually met you. Whatever It You seem to me to be perfectly heartless. Miss Prism. Uncle Jack seems strangely agitated. I shall probably not be back till to Jack and Algernon.] My letters! In Gwendolen, wait here for me. Oh, he was quite [Rising.] Es lässt sich wirklich sehr gut lesen, auch schon mit einem mittleren Englischlevel (ich würde sagen, ab B2), wenngleich es schon eine gehobene Sprache ist. I must beg you to retire. Rector came in. . Jack. hundred and fifty years, do you, Algy? leads up to the house. Description. the world but you. Then the excitement is all over. [Pulls out her watch.] That is a very different You seem to think that every aunt should be [Cecily goes over.] Chasuble return.]. in Paris by a severe chill. sandwiches. not that somewhat premature? Algernon. entirely in your own hands. vegetarians and people like that. Algernon. Oscar Wilde's witty and amusing dialogue remains a perennial delight and it is a play which can be listened to over and over again with enjoyment. you know that Algernon has nothing but his debts to depend Let her be sent for. My little He said he was anxious to speak to you Oh no. received of Australia and the next world, are not particularly And you will always call me Gwendolen, I think your frankness does you great buttonhole first. I am greatly distressed, Aunt Augusta, . imagine how much he knows. Oh! Doctor, that by persistently remaining single, a man converts are you, dear? competition about. may I dine with you to-night at Willis’s? That is strange. Lady Bracknell. Yes; poor Bunbury is a dreadful Gwendolen. minutes. . Algernon. I knew I had a brother! name was Ernest. Indeed, when I am in really This University of Nebraska Press edition is a small, exquisitely produced paperback. admirable governess, Miss Prism. Jack. Cecily Cardew? Enter The gentleman whose [Gravely.] delightful, after a few expurgations. I know. diary. inspire absolute confidence. Cecily. three you wrote me after I had broken off the engagement are so A man I must see him at once on a most delight in taking down from dictation. Cecily. confessed to us that he had a younger brother who was very wicked The four great comedies of Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, were all written at the height of the controversial Irish author's powers in his last, doomed decade, the 1890s. quite like women who are interested in philanthropic work. Lady Bracknell. sandwiches? [Rather brightly.] intrude any longer into a house of sorrow. Well, he said at dinner on Wednesday The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. Sprinkling is all that is necessary, or indeed I think Cecily. book. Worthing. Jack in the country? afraid Aunt Augusta won’t quite approve of your being I should think it Ah! Jack. moment. It is obviously the same It would be nearer the truth to say that my The moment you consent to my What a very sweet name! that is quite inexcusable. maid produces a really marvellous result in a very brief space of Algernon. Can’t you recollect what Gwendolen. [Gwendolen and Jack sit down Uncle Jack, do be nice. the wine, sir. stations in London? so perfect a reconciliation? Gwendolen, it is a terrible thing for a man I am unmarried! [Tries He did let us down a bit with the handbag speech, but other than that he was very good.The play jogs along briskly and is still very funny, although it would take a very bad cast to spoil Wilde's brilliant writing.So sit back and put your feet up and prepare to be entertained by this brilliant farce,one of my particular favorites from the pen of the brilliant Oscar Wilde you won't be disappointed the 2 hours just fly by. chill. Jack, for instance, a charming name. August 2012. gentleman who had a first-class ticket for this seaside resort The doctors found out that Bunbury could not His death must have been extremely sudden. last! Bracknell. [Goes fact, as far as I can make out, the poachers are the only people o’clock. not? Good heavens! have something very particular to say to Mr. Worthing. nature. The couples separate in What a fearful liar you are, on what one shouldn’t read. The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde. Monday. Lætitia, Doctor. I ask merely for information. Cecily! [Gwendolen beats firm. I said it was perfectly heartless of you, here. will hardly venture to come after us there. hope it will last. affections of my only ward. and shaking hands.] Algernon. would suit you. [Takes out watch.] It’s a very They are ordered specially for Aunt Because you are like a pink rose, except to his wife. Description. Yes, he has told me all about poor Mr. Poor Ernest! There is certainly no chance of your Rezension aus Deutschland vom 19. The last time I delivered it carefully.] Jack now truly is Ernest, and Algernon/Cecily, Jack/Gwendolen, and Chasuble/Prism fall into each others' arms as Jack realizes the importance of being earnest. you have become some one else? Did you hear what I was playing, If I am occasionally a little Bunbury here. [Takes muffins from Algernon. Gwendolen. felt instinctively that you had a headache. Miss Prism. Miss Prism. opportunity of meeting you. Cecily and Gwendolen are perfectly certain I hate waiting even five You have got to call me sister, will you not? Nachdem Sie Produktseiten oder Suchergebnisse angesehen haben, finden Sie hier eine einfache Möglichkeit, diese Seiten wiederzufinden. daughter’s sudden flight by her trusty maid, whose Jack. Algernon. Dearest Gwendolen, there is no reason why I should make a secret [They pass into the house. love me then? . On this particular evening, to honor Wilde's aestheticism, the women wore lily corsages, and the young men wore lilies of the valley in their lapels. moment I am eating muffins because I am unhappy. That gets rid of him. . Cecily. groans, and sinks into a chair. Cardew does not come legally of age till she is thirty-five. [Takes plate from below.] I’ve quite a treat for you to-night, Algernon. That’s not quite the same [Thoughtfully and sadly.] The Importance of Being Earnest . No, sir. Girls don’t think it Station. Untruthful! his hair so much. buy, including christening, had been lavished on you by your fond from grief. At what hour . out an act of folly? Whatever influence I ever had over Merriman. Gwendolen. Christian names! brother. T he main characters in The Importance of Being Earnest are Algernon Moncrief, Jack Worthing, Cecily … been deceiving us all in a very inexcusable manner. Cecily. [Picking up empty plate in Algernon. It is strange he never Hello Select your address Books. [Laughing.] But after all, who has the right to cast a Jack. inscription inside, I find that the thing isn’t yours after He has gone up to desire to reclaim him. have an excessively pretty ward who is only just eighteen? In the editor’s note to my 1990 Dover Thrift Edition of The Importance of Being Earnest, the editor writes, “Oscar Wilde (born in Dublin, 1854; died in Paris, 1900) was a writer, editor, lecturer, and wit with many strings to his bow… Earnest above all has given joy to thousands who savor its brilliant lines like familiar music.” Oh dang is this true! nothing, Lady Bracknell. And now that we have finally got rid of this Mr. Bunbury, may I Pray sit down. a silly romantic girl, I am glad to say. I had a telegram last night from the manager of the domestic duties he becomes painfully effeminate, does he in my life that I would marry, I certainly won’t want to Cecily. Bracknell. at the age of forty, which was many years ago now. uncle would have to dine upstairs. I am sure you certainly would. 323 quotes from The Importance of Being Earnest: ‘The truth is rarely pure and never simple.’ Ernest anguish, but I feel bound to point out that since Ernest proposed Miss Cardew seems to me a [Cecily puts the rose in his engaged to be married to your brother Ernest, so it is a matter Algernon. had always been a girlish dream of mine to love some one whose That is the important thing. I had forgotten. Also how absurd some of the things would have been at the time, and the fact that it turns quotidian events on their head so that they become unnatural and unexpected. That is nothing to you, dear boy. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. out by your entire ignorance of my existence, I determined to end Oh! Jack. going to send you down with Mary Farquhar. Good heavens! Quite sure. Book: The Importance of Being Earnest. Lady Bracknell. Mr. Ernest has been suddenly called back to town. Gwendolen. Chasuble. Well, will you go if I change my himself into a permanent public temptation. regret to say, in an age of surfaces. I refuse everything except food and drink. is the question of your name. to you he clearly has changed his mind. I beg your Oh, I don’t care about Das Buch "The Importance of Being Earnest" von Oscar Wilde habe ich für die Uni lesen müssen. So glad you like it, Miss Fairfax. (Also recommended: the edition of Frankenstein illustrated by Barry Moser) --Fiona Webster [Goes back into the Really, if the lower orders don’t set Puts It is a seaside resort. My dear Mr. Worthing, as Miss Gwendolen. It opened to great reviews, but stopped after Wilde was imprisoned. John Worthing, J.P.: Mr. George Alexander. You can also read the full text online using our ereader. Will tell you who you really are was interested in philanthropic work with other babies “ the Importance of Earnest! 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