The Importance of Being Earnest
    By Oscar Wilde

    19:30, Sat 2nd March 2024 at Girton College Stanley Library
    21:30, Thu 7th March 2024 at Girton College Stanley Library
    Lent Week 6 to Week 7

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    It’s the story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure. The elaborate plot ridicules Victorian sensibilities with some of the best loved, and indeed bizarre, characters to be found on the modern stage.

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    Miss Laetitia Prism
    Cecily Cardew
    Dr. Frederick Chasuble
    Lady Bracknell
    Jack Worthing
    Gwendolen Fairfax
    Algernon Moncrieff

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