Programme for The Importance of Being Earnest at St. James's Theatre, London, 1902

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Subtitled ‘A Trivial Comedy for Serious People’, Oscar Wilde’s (1854–1900) masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest was first performed in 1895 at St James's Theatre, London. This programme was for a 1902 revival at the same theatre. 

Full title:
Programme for The Importance of Being Earnest at St. James's Theatre, London; [1902]
Published:
1902
Format:
Programme
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Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
Add MS 81771

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