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  • The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays
  • Oscar Wilde
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  • 11 February 2017
  • 9780812967142

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Characters Ê The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays 102 Oscar Wilde ✓ 2 Review Summary The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays K invents an imaginary brother Ernest whom he uses as an excuse to escape from his dull country home and gallavant in town Meanwhile Algernon follows Jack's scam but his imaginary friend Bumbury provides a convenient method of adventuring in the country However their deceptions eventually cross paths resulting in a series of crises that threaten to spoil their roma I don t read plays Maybe I am the only human being who hasn t read Shakespeare I tried Honesty When I was a teenager decided to read Romeo and Juliet Well teenagerRJ uite a good start I got irritated by Romeo just in the middle of the book and left it Then I started Hamlet I don t even remember why I left itI hated plays and was getting confused in the list of maybe 20 people presented at the front page of the play Hated this theatrical long monologues and conversations of 10 people at the same time I didn t understand why everybody is in love with Shakespeare why Wilde s gravestone was lipstick coveredWhy people loved him so much Ok The Picture of Dorian Gray was uite a sensation but I mean Shaw s or Shakespeare s graves are free from lipsticks of all possible colorsAnd then I read plays of WildeAttention Do not read this book in transport or in public places where people can think you are high because oh boy you are going to laughNow I want to go to Paris to leave my kiss for this amazing play writer while he sits there and rolls eyes saying to himself one And immediately after that I want to go to GB to see all the plays from this collection played by British actors Antonioni Or The Surface Of The World excuse to weekend-language-presenting-with-more-stories-and-less-powerpoint escape from his dull country home and gallavant in town Meanwhile Algernon follows Jack's scam but his imaginary friend Bumbury provides a convenient method of adventuring in the country However their deceptions the-vanderbeekers-and-the-hidden-garden even remember why I left itI hated plays and was getting confused in the list of maybe 20 people presented at the front page of the play Hated this theatrical long monologues and conversations of 10 people at the same time I didn t understand why barnum-s-own-story-the-autobiography-of-p-t-barnum everybody is in love with Shakespeare why Wilde s gravestone was lipstick coveredWhy people loved him so much Ok The Picture of Dorian Gray was uite a sensation but I mean Shaw s or Shakespeare s graves are free from lipsticks of all possible colorsAnd then I read plays of WildeAttention Do not read this book in transport or in public places where people can think you are high because oh boy you are going to laughNow I want to go to Paris to leave my kiss for this amazing play writer while he sits there and rolls summary-astrophysics-for-people-in-a-hurry eyes saying to himself one And immediately after that I want to go to GB to see all the plays from this collection played by British actors

Summary The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

Characters Ê The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays 102 Oscar Wilde ✓ 2 Review Summary The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays Ntic pursuits Hailed as the first modern comedy in England THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is Wilde's most famous work This collection also features two other plays that Wilde penned earlier in his career LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN and AN IDEAL HUSBAND that also display his ability to convey warmth and wit through his hilarious characters and their outlandish situations Oscar Wilde is such joyous fun He makes us look at ourselves in the most ironic and funny ways Certainly he was a master of satire and in this play he has presented the characters in what I have come to think of as the stiff British way I loved that is poked a great deal of fun at the staid Victorian period Mr Wilde himself was certainly everything else but staid and perhaps in thinking of him we see a man born before his timeThe play on the words Earnest is fun and yet its does point to the hypocrisy of the time Men say silly things woman fall in love with illusions and the whole thing becomes a farce is clearly seen throughout this hysterical story which makes the reader oftentimes lol Short and to the point this play must have ruffled a few Victorian feathers as I am sure that was the intent Earnestness was the avenue to reform at the time and to make the poorer class better Oscar takes this word and has his way with it and ultimately makes this satirical piece flick its nose at the staid and proper British s of Victorian times the-vanderbeekers-and-the-hidden-garden earlier in his career LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN and AN IDEAL HUSBAND that also display his ability to convey warmth and wit through his hilarious characters and their outlandish situations Oscar Wilde is such joyous fun He makes us look at ourselves in the most ironic and funny ways Certainly he was a master of satire and in this play he has presented the characters in what I have come to think of as the stiff British way I loved that is poked a great deal of fun at the staid Victorian period Mr Wilde himself was certainly barnum-s-own-story-the-autobiography-of-p-t-barnum everything summary-astrophysics-for-people-in-a-hurry else but staid and perhaps in thinking of him we see a man born before his timeThe play on the words Earnest is fun and yet its does point to the hypocrisy of the time Men say silly things woman fall in love with illusions and the whole thing becomes a farce is clearly seen throughout this hysterical story which makes the reader oftentimes lol Short and to the point this play must have ruffled a few Victorian feathers as I am sure that was the intent Earnestness was the avenue to reform at the time and to make the poorer class better Oscar takes this word and has his way with it and ultimately makes this satirical piece flick its nose at the staid and proper British s of Victorian times

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Characters Ê The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays 102 Oscar Wilde ✓ 2 Review Summary The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays Oscar Wilde created his final and most lasting play comic masterpieces of all time THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST in 1895 Considered one of the greatest THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is a farce playing with love religion and truth as it tells the tale of two men Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff who bend the truth in order to add excitement to their lives Jac Prism where is that baby demands the damndest dowager in theatre history in OWs farcical masterpiece Feeling blue Reread this comedic milestone for the most preposterous merriment outside of Noel Coward s Blithe Spirit with a bow to WS Gilbert and Sheridan Wilde found his playwrighting voice just before The Fall He turned unreal drawing room nonsense into Art Muffins cucumber sandwiches a handbag left at Victoria Station and a grande dame who burbles about train schedules We have already missed five if not six trains To miss any might expose us to comment on the platform Well it s uproariousBasically OW was a prude hence he went to court to clear his name Earnest w the central male using a double name one for London society another for private weekends has even been called his true De Profundis without the sentiment By contrast his 3 earlier comedies with creaking plots involving blackmail scandal and duplicity loom as shoddy Victorian mellerdramas redeemed by the brilliance of his epigrams Wilde uses mellerdrama as an escape to take him out of himself into a misplaced reality In Lady Windermere s Fan the cynical repartee covers the sticky sentimentalism in which the bad woman turns out to be the heroine s Mum He capably linked his escritoire to the box office In An Ideal Husband it s the hero who has a shady past High flying chatter relieves the moralizing A Woman of No Importance shows off his worst writing and finest wit The Book of Life begins with a man and a woman in a garden it ends with Revelations His plot turns on smother love when the Mum who erred cries out to her son How could I repent of my sin when you my love were its fruit O OscarAll in all OW was surely a good natured gent without malice or spite At the time of His Fall he was the reigning Playwright and Personality in London A worldly superstar he toyed with a deep fear of scandal in 3 plays while the characters seek to protect their social position and careers After Earnest which tossed a concern for provincial virtue into the dustbin we can only guess at the OW comedies that never got written