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Edith Evans: (1888–1976) Her distinguished career, which spanned sixty years, and during which she played over 150 different roles, included numerous works by Shakespeare, Congreve, Ibsen, Wycherley, Wilde, and contemporary playwrights including George Bernard Shaw, Enid Bagnold, Christopher Fry and Noel Coward. She was a renowned Millamant in The Way of the World (1924), Rosalind in As You Like It (1926 and 1936), and the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet (1932, 1934, 1935 and 1961) – but the role she will always be remembered for in the public’s imagination is Lady Bracknell in The Importance of being Earnest, which was captured on film in 1952.

She was created a Dame Commander of the British Empire (DBE) in 1946.

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VOICE OF POETRY (THE) (1939) Naxos Classical Archives
Plays - Shakespeare, Poetry

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Great Historical Shakespeare Recordings Naxos AudioBooks
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SHERIDAN, R.B.: School for Scandal (The) (Unabridged) Naxos AudioBooks
Classic Fiction
WILDE, O.: Importance of Being Earnest (The) (1952) / GIELGUD, John: Selected Poetry Readings (Unabridged) Naxos AudioBooks
Poetry, Plays - Others

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