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This authoritative 2-volume edition presents two of Oscar Wilde's plays, Lady Lancing and The Importance of Being Earnest, and explores the complex early history of these separate but closely related compositions. It also includes a reconstructed edition of Wilde's dramatic fragment, A Wife's Tragedy, based on a single undated manuscript.

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This authoritative 2-volume edition presents two of Oscar Wilde's plays, Lady Lancing and The Importance of Being Earnest, and explores the complex early history of these separate but closely related compositions. It also includes a reconstructed edition of Wilde's dramatic fragment, A Wife's Tragedy, based on a single undated manuscript.
Autorenporträt
Joseph Donohue is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he taught dramatic literature from 1971 to 2005. He is a theatre historian and editor and scholar of dramatic text. Author and editor of numerous books, articles, and reference works, he has published a prize-winning annotated edition of the reconstructed first-production text of Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest and a translation into English of Wilde's original French-language Salome. His professional accomplishments include the presidency of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), senior fellowships or fellowships from the Folger Shakespeare Library, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, his ten-year editorship of the journal Nineteenth Century Theatre, and awards from the ASTR and the Modern Language Association of America.