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Two River Theater's staging of 'Earnest' is absolutely delightful

It’s always amazed me how insults delivered with an upper-class English accent don’t sound so harsh.

For instance, “I never saw anybody take so long to dress, and with such little result,” which appears in Act II of the laugh-a-minute  comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde. 696 more words

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In the Library ... "The Importance of Being Earnest", by Oscar Wilde

On This Day …Born on October 16, 1854 in Dublin, Irish writer Oscar Wilde


Oscar Wilde (1854) Wilde was an Irish poet , novelist, and playwright who mocked… 67 more words

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The Importance of Being Earnest: SUDS Preview

In this time of doom and gloom, we could all use a laugh. Which is why director Calum Moore and producer Rowan MacCaskill have chosen… 705 more words


Sick to death of cleverness

“I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays. You can’t go anywhere without meeting clever people. The thing has become an absolute public nuisance.

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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


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