Teachers and other audience members can enhance their theatrical experience with PlayNotes, our resource guide. Created by the Portland Stage Literary and Education departments, these extensive guides present a broad spectrum of information and perspectives on each play in our Mainstage season. PlayNotes appeals to a wide audience of student and adult readers who wish to delve more deeply into the plays on our stage.

PlayNotes for The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde has been published. To access this issue click here.

To access the Bibliography click here.

Video Resources for The Importance of Being Earnest

Top 10 Notes: The Importance of Being Earnest – (8:52)

The Importance of Being Earnest [ “Bunbury” HD ] MIRAMAX – (3:57)

The Importance of Being Earnest (7/12) Movie CLIP – Algernon Proposes (2002) – (2:08)

The Importance of Being Earnest (1986) Part 9 of 11 – (9:58)

The Importance of Being Earnest (1986) (Full Length) – (1:49:26)


Subscriptions to the printed version of PlayNotes are also available (for more information on PlayNotes subscriptions, call 207.774.1043 x105).

PlayNotes is typically published one week before a show opens. Educators with a password can access our backlog of PlayNotes issues by clicking here.

Educators interested in more information can contact our Education Department by clicking here.

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