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Review: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

We’re going back 122 years for today’s classic: Oscar Wilde’s trivial farce for serious people: The Importance of Being Earnest.

Wilde’s most popular play has an awful lot going on for a play that doesn’t really seem to be about anything, so I’ll try to summarize it as best I can: Jack is a fine upstanding man in the country, but a dandy-ish libertine called Ernest when he’s in London. 151 more words

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Entry: Pathetic Fallacy Rewired

Pathetic fallacy: the attribution of human feelings and responses to inanimate things.

In film and literature this can be witnessed as the portrayal of the character’s emotions in the weather and their surroundings. 207 more words

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History of Literature #84 - The Trials of Oscar Wilde

In February of 1895, the playwright Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) continued an astonishing run of theatrical success with the opening of his artistic masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest… 211 more words

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The Modern Truth on Truth

The Modern Truth on Truth

In a world of skepticism and rationalism—the movements that rove over the European continent—are supposed to be earnest about our convictions? 436 more words

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Week 3: The Importance of Being Earnest

New production in new setting

I would like to set the play in India in 19th century.  In 19th century, kings and Royals were ruling their princely states.  278 more words

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Blog Post #2

Movie adaptations are always insightful when trying to analyze a literary piece. The movie adaptation of ‘Importance of being Earnest’ is no exception to that. Oscar Wilde tries to convey the hypocrisy that ran rampant in British society during the Victorian period. 157 more words

Week 2: The Importance of Being Earnest

Understanding Wilde’s play “Importance of being earnest”

The play is a farcical comedy set in the late 19th century, the Victorian era. The play repeatedly ridicules the Victorian traditions and social customs like marriage and pursuit of love. 457 more words

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