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September 19 2009

James Marsters in "The Importance Of Being Earnest " - playing now on radio and MP3. James' recent LA Theatre Works performance as Jack /Earnest airs today and is available on MP3 for the next 6 weeks. Well worth a listen.

James Marsters stars in Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest", a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag. Jack and Algernon are best friends, both wooing ladies who think their names are Earnest, "that name which inspires absolute confidence."

Wilde and James Marsters, should be a lot of fun! Thanks for posting debw, amazing that they're just giving this away like this.
You can buy the CD too

I've ordered my copy, always happy to contribute to the funding of an organisation like this :)
Some of my favorite lines in Wilde-dom are from this play.

ALGERNON: Literary criticism is not your forte, my dear fellow. Donít try it. You should leave that to people who havenít been at a University...

ALGERNON: ... I hate people who are not serious about meals. It is so shallow of them.

LADY BRACKNELL: Illness of any kind is hardly a thing to be encouraged in others.

... and so many more - just too many to even try & post here.

You can read the unabridged play here, if you want to refresh it in your mind.

I also noticed that Neil Patrick Harris is in the 9/26 play:

9/26/2009: The Paris Letter by Jon Robin Baitz. With Neil Patrick Harris, Josh Radnor, Ron Rifkin, John Glover, and Patricia Wettig.

So... that's coming along.
debw, can this be downloaded and saved? I thought it could since it said mp3, but when I clicked on that, nothing happened. Where did you get the cd? I'm seem to be totally helpless.....
I was looking for the downloads as well... If I can't slap it into my iPod, I'll probably never get to listen to it. (*grumbleschoolgrumble*)
I think it can be downloaded if you have i Tunes. Deanna B pointed out on another board that on the right of the LATW page below the calendar is a purple button that says "add to i tunes" and if you click that you can open i tunes and download both parts.

To buy the CD you can either click on the link to the LATW merch page or get it through Amazon... LATW are cheaper at the moment because they have a sale on

[ edited by debw on 2009-09-20 08:24 ]
Matthew Wolf is just fantastic as Algernon.
The direct downloads can be found here (hour one) and here (hour two).
It's a bit of a puzzle, this modern software age.
:-)
Thanks for easy-peasey links, Mel_Anton. Today's walk has thus been made Wilde-and-Marsters-enriched.
James is channelling his inner William there. I love this play and really enjoyed it - accents were pretty good on the whole, so good it wasn't immediately obvious who isn't actually a Brit! I wasn't crazy about Lady B, but I loved JM's performance.

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