LF021 Play Reading: "The Importance of Being Earnest," by Oscar Wilde

  • 02 Feb 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Location to be provided separately
  • 1


  • Course attendee

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From Wikipedia:

"The Importance of Being Earnest is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theater 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. Some contemporary reviews praised the play's humor and the culmination of Wilde's artistic career, while others were cautious about its lack of social messages. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest an enduringly popular play."

This is a three-act play, with 12 characters (7 women, 5 men). As with most plays, we will enable two additional spots for a stage director and a general helper.

Note: Two spots are being reserved for new WICE members. These will remain open for new members until two days prior to the reading. If they are not filled by then, the spots will be opened up to the general WICE membership.

Registration opens on 05 January. A PDF of the play will be sent upon successful registration.

The address will be given in a reminder email a day or two prior to the event date.

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