Wilde wrote a total of nine plays, but is best-known for four comedies—Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest—and the tragedy Salomé. His plays continue to be performed around the world and have inspired numerous adaptations, while his life was the subject of the highly acclaimed Brian Gilbert film, Wilde (1997), with Stephen Fry in the leading role.
The Importance Of Being Earnest And Other Plays
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Playwright, novelist and poet, Oscar Wilde was born in 1854 in Dublin, Ireland. A self-proclaimed socialist, he published only one novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, followed by several witty plays such as The Importance of being Earnest, Salomé and others which catapulted him to fame. He was well-known for his flamboyant style and dramatic portrayal of his characters.