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by OSCAR edited by WILSON ROBERT with a personal essay by BILLINGTON MICHAEL WILDE
Author: OSCAR edited by WILSON ROBERT with a personal essay by BILLINGTON MICHAEL WILDE
Publisher: Longman House (1988)
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The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways.
There are two other Oscar Wilde books in the collection: Picture of Dorian Gray and The Happy Prince and Other Stories. For literary criticism of The Importance of Being Earnest see Raby's own Companion to the play. 3 people found this helpful. If you're really in deep, go for Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations series, for his selection of essays devoted to Earnest. Here is a distillation of Ian Gregor's conclusion:.
Oscar Wilde's madcap farce about mistaken identities, secret engagements, and lovers entanglements still delights .
Oscar Wilde's madcap farce about mistaken identities, secret engagements, and lovers entanglements still delights readers more than a century after its 1895 publication and premiere performance. Cecily Cardew and Gwendolen Fairfax Oscar Wilde's madcap farce about mistaken identities, secret engagements, and lovers entanglements still delights readers more than a century after its 1895 publication and premiere performance.
The Importance of Being Earnest is a play written by Oscar Wilde about a man named Jack who lies about his identity and ends up creating huge confusion about who he really is. The biggest notion that appears throughout the play is about character. There are many instances where the characters of the play lie about their identities and pretend to be people they are not.
ГлавнаяЗарубежная классикаОскар УайльдThe Importance of Being Earnest. You are hardly serious enough. When one is placed in the position of guardian, one has to adopt a very high moral tone on all subjects. Уменьшить шрифт (-) Увеличить шрифт (+). Оскар Уайльд The Importance of Being Earnest. The persons in the play.
Of Wilde's plays I have only seen The Importance of Being Earnest which is wonderfully witty and ridiculous. There are two other Oscar Wilde books in the collection: Picture of Dorian Gray and The Happy Prince and Other Stories. Collected in this volume are the title play along with Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband and Salome. The first four are light entertainment filled with witty dialogue. The last, Salome, is macabre and dark. I was curious about that one because of the hubbub over it being a play based on scripture but laced sexual overtones.
Wilde was a well-known European playwright More than any of his other plays, The Importance of Being Earnest embodies Wilde’s decency, warmth, an. .
Wilde was a well-known European playwright. Robert Ross once said that Wilde, never regarded his works as an adequate expression of his extraordinary genius and his magnificent intellectual endowment. Agate, 1947) However, this intriguing piece of work is an exception. More than any of his other plays, The Importance of Being Earnest embodies Wilde’s decency, warmth, and legendary wit. Critics say it is a whitty outlook on the Victorian upper class, exposing a world of shallow indifference and true love. Tymes) Not only a satire, it is also full of very obvious irony, both situational and.
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Oscar Wilde was already one of the best-known literary figures in Britain when he was persuaded to turn his extraordinary talents to the theatre. Between 1891 and 1895 he produced a sequence of distinctive plays which spearheaded the dramatic renaissance of the 1890s and retain their power today. There are great quotes and good characters.