The Importance of Being Earnest

A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

The Persons In The Play

John Worthing, J.P.
Algernon Moncrieff
Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D.
Merriman, Butler
Lane, Manservant
Lady Bracknell
Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax
Cecily Cardew
Miss Prism, Governess

The Scenes Of The Play

  1. Act I: Algernon Moncrieff’s Flat in Half-Moon Street, W.
  2. Act II: The Garden at the Manor House, Woolton.
  3. Act III: Drawing-Room at the Manor House, Woolton.

Time: The Present.

London: St. James’s Theatre

Lessee and Manager: Mr. George Alexander February 14th, 1895

John Worthing, J.P.: Mr. George Alexander
Algernon Moncrieff: Mr. Allen Aynesworth.
Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D.: Mr. H. H. Vincent.
Merriman: Mr. Frank Dyall.
Lane: Mr. F. Kinsey Peile.
Lady Bracknell: Miss Rose Leclercq.
Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax: Miss Irene Vanbrugh.
Cecily Cardew: Miss Evelyn Millard.
Miss Prism: Mrs. George Canninge.

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