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The Importance of The Importance of Being Earnest

“To speak frankly, I am not in favor of long engagements. They give people the opportunity of finding out each other’s character before marriage, which I think is never advisable.”

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Five weeks until The Mayfair Affair!

Above is The Albany, in Piccadilly, where David and Simon have lodgings, and where Malcolm lived before he went to the Peninsula. A number of famous gentlemen lodged in The Albany, including Lord Byron, Gladstone and the fictional Ernest/Jack Worthing in… 82 more words

Tracy Grant

More on Boys' Names

The source of Oscar Wilde’s pun on Ernest/Earnest

In an earlier article I tried to show that in John Gambril Nicholson’s verse Of Boys’ Names… 515 more words

Oscar Wilde

Weakly Waving the Canadian Flag...by Geoff Brookes.

© Geoff Brookes

Over the past two years, Canada’s federal Conservatives have looked less like a frigate, and more like a sailboat adrift in a perfect calm. 523 more words


Frankel and Earnest (and other boys' names)

I am currently reading Nicholas Frankel’s scholarly edition of The Annotated Importance of Being Earnest.

I am fascinated by the editorial introduction and inter-leaf annotations in Nicholas Frankel’s new scholarly edition of… 545 more words

Oscar Wilde

The Importance of not being Earnest

“The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde was famous for his wit, and satire.  

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The Art Of Narrative

The Show

Tonight is the final performance of this year’s school production, “the Importance of Being Earnest”. This comedy play, written by Oscar Wilde stars among many leading characters our two children. 64 more words

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