Thursday, 30 June 2016

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST




Today I recommend watching The Importance of Being Earnest here, the 2002  British-American romantic comedy-drama film based on Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners play of the same name.
This play is funny all the time, actually there is nothing earnest about it, at least on the surface! It is a satire of the Victorian era, when a complicated code of behaviour governed everything from communication to sexuality. Regarded by many as Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece, it offers a brilliant commentary on class, money, marriage and morals.
Click here to read the whole play.
Here and here you can find a detailed analysis of the play (plot, characters, themes).



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