The Importance of Being Earnest: Performance
Publish date: 2009
Publisher: L. A. Theatre Works
Edition language: English
About every-other line is a quotable observation, a stab at societal mores, a joke, or all of the above. Algernon's being the most egregious. Prime case would be The truth is rarely pure and never simple. I had fun, and I reckon the rising level of ridiculous would be even better watching it p...
Cecily Cardew and Gwendolen Fairfax are both in love with the same mythical suitor. Jack Worthing has wooed Gewndolen as Ernest while Algernon has also posed as Ernest to win the heart of Jack's ward, Cecily. When all four arrive at Jack's country home on the same weekend the "rivals" to fight for E...
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I love Wilde's prose, but his plays always sound as if each and every character was Wilde himself, changing costumes and dashing about the stage to make entrances. There's only one voice here - Wilde's, only one witty, cynical outlook on life, and the reason why he didn't turn this into a monologue ...