The Theatre: New Plays: May 17, 1926

The Importance of Being Earnest. Oscar Wilde is probably the least played of all the important dramatists* of the '90s. It is believed by shrewd financiers of the theatre that epigrams will not keep. These men are right, as usual, from a financial viewpoint. It is doubtful whether the engaging and lancelike humors of this piece will interest a great many people for a protracted period. On the other hand, the production seems one of the very few this season that the true lover of the theatre cannot afford to miss.

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