photographs of the 1968 West End revival of The Importance of Being Earnest
(WILDE, OSCAR.). The Importance of Being Earnest: Collection of 11 photographs of the Theatre Royal Haymarket production
Angus McBean, photographer, 1968
11 gelatin silver prints. 9 ¾ x 7 ½ in. Photographer’s stamp and descriptive carbon typescript captions on versos. Very good condition.
This West End revival of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest opened on February 8, 1968 and ran for 283 performances at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. The production starred Isabel Jeans, Daniel Massey, Helen Weir, and John Standing, among others.
“Angus McBean’s iconic portraits of actors and entertainers are among the most complete visual records of the British stage from the 1930s through the 1960s” (Harvard).