DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2014.02.007
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Maria Isabel dos Santos Sampaio Vieira Barbudo

Abstract: In contrast with the large number of theatrical performances and filmic versions for television, both British and American, based on the play The Importance of Being Earnest (1975) by Oscar Wilde, there have only been, so far, three films made for the cinema. Although one of them was made in the United States by the American director Kurt Baker in 1992, this paper will address only the two English versions, chronologically separated by a 50-year time span. It will focus on the cinematic adaptations made by Eng…

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