The Importance of Being Earnest

"The Bard of St. James's" gesturing to a scroll listing his plays.
Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News 9 Mar. 1895. By permission of the British Library

The Importance of Being Earnest

Act I
Interview Scene, Lady Bracknell and Jack

The following passage is excerpted from Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest: A Reconstructive Critical Edition of the Text of the First Production, St. James's Theatre, London, 1895 (Gerrards Cross, Bucks.: Colin Smythe, 1995).

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