The Importance of Being Earnest remains one of the most popular, and perfect, comedies in the English language. Brimming with Wilde's rapier wit and epigrams and vividly drawn characters. Telling a tale of love, lost babies and three volume novels we see the story of Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff in their pursuit in town and country of the women they love, the attempts of the redoubtable Lady Bracknell to thwart them, and the confusion of the Governess Miss Prism, and her pursuit of Canon Chasuble.