This final play from the pen of Oscar Wilde is a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag. Jack and Algernon are best friends, both wooing ladies who think their names are Ernest, "that name which inspires absolute confidence". Wilde's effervescent wit, scathing social satire, and high farce make this one of the most cherished plays in the English language.
Includes an interview with director Michael Hackett, professor of Theater in the School of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
James Marsters as Jack
Charles Busch as Lady Bracknell
Emily Bergl as Cecily
Neil Dickson as Lane and Merriman
Jill Gascoine as Miss Prism
Christopher Neame as Chasuble
Matthew Wolf as Algernon
Sarah Zimmerman as Gwendolen
Directed by Michael Hackett. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.
So good and funny.
An excellent adaptation of Oscar Wilde's play. Also a definite must for fans of Jame Marsters (Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
Great for a long run!
I listened to this for an 8 mile run today and it was fantastic!! It helped me keep my mind off how far I was running and the reading was so great that I found myself really interested how it would turn out :) I hope to find more like this one!
This claims to be the full play and an interview but it's really just a short snippet from one act. I was thoroughly disappointed.