Saw this fun musical at our local community theater. I need to re-read Oscar Wilde's play.
What a farcical romp! Almost every word dripping from a character's mouth is seeped in dramatic and situational irony. In this case, though, Wilde skewers the so-called norms of Victorian society with characters purposely engaging in made-up lives in order to allow them to carry forth with their pleasurable lives. I suspended my disbelief because I would have not been able to have laughed out loud and enjoyed this “comedy of manners“ otherwise.
The farcical premise and witty dialogue have made The Importance Of Being Earnest Wilde‘s most enduringly popular play. It‘s still beloved by critics, readers, and theatre-goers alike, and I‘m happy to join them in singing its praises. It‘s a quick read, remarkably clever, and delightfully ridiculous. Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/the-importance-of-being-earnest-oscar-wilde...
I thoroughly enjoyed reading the paperback of this play by Oscar Wilde. It is a humorous play in which the main characters weave a web of lies to hide their identity for social reasons; which creates confusion and how ultimately fessing up is the solution to all their problems; hence the importance of being earnest!
I found two versions of The Importance of Being Earnest on Youtube. Naturally, I started with the „younger“ one starring Colin Firth. Judi Dench as Lady Bracknell is perfect, she also played an aristocratic prick in Pride and Prejudice and I have to say plays such roles perfectly.
Next nice beach read. I never had to read the Importance of being Earnest in school, but I have to do it know as a teacher. 😂
'The only way to behave to a woman is to make love to her, if she is pretty, and to someone else if she is plain'.
Written in play format this is campy fun in its purest form, I just love Wilde's social commentary of the 18th century. Its no surprise that I loved this as I adore Dorian Gray for the very same reasons.
Oscar Wilde is pure romcom material.
This is a short story and a fun way to spend a couple of hours.
This was every bit as fun & delightful as I expected it to be. Wilde‘s wit is on full display in this satirization of love, friendship, family & marriage. The story is simple—even Wilde characterized the plot as rather slight—& tells a tale of two friends, both bachelors, the women they fall in love with & what follows. I laughed out loud, smiled in sympathy & amusement, & didn‘t want it to end. Good thing there‘s a movie adaptation to watch!
While I was working on my library reorg, I put aside a small stack of books I wanted to read/reread. I‘m just going to work my way down the stack so it‘s the tagged book first. I don‘t remember if I‘ve ever read this play but I love Wilde‘s writing so I‘m anticipating another good story.
I have barely read a thing the last six months, since I lost my dog in a breeders dispute. Now of all my personal tragedies this chose to be the breaking point. No audiobooks on our walks, no evening cuddles with her head obscuring the pages. The very thought of letting a book soothe me, makes me irrationally upset. However. As I approach virus quarantine I‘ll make an attempt to let litterature back in. And try not to be so whatever this is.
This episode was so fun to record because for the first time in 4 years of podcasting all 4 of us cohosts were in the same room! We gush a bit about the Good Omens mini series, talk a little about the theatre, and then find out we may be bunburyists while discussing The Importance of Being Earnest. Listen at eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/67 or on Apple Podcasts/your favorite podcast app under “Eclectic Readers” #EclecticReaders
Our IRL book club just celebrated our 10 year anniversary, and for the first time ever, all 4 cohosts were in one place to record an episode! We talk a little about the Good Omens mini series, a little about the theatre, and a lot about being earnest. Listen at eclecticreaders.fireside.fm/67 or subscribe to us in Apple Podcasts/your favorite podcast app and let us know your thoughts! #EclecticReaders #Podcast
This month we‘re reading The Importance of Being Earnest, so we‘re talking all things plays! Do you enjoy reading plays? What are some of your favorite plays? If you‘ve watched any plays, what have been some of your favorite productions? Leave a comment and we might share it during the next podcast episode! #EclecticReaders
I read this because it has been on my TBR list for awhile, and it is just 100 pages. I wanted a brief break between Austen heroines. (I am reading a novel each month with the #ArdentlyAustenBookClub on Insta.) It turned out to be a well timed choice. This comedy was first performed in 1895. It pokes fun at the same things Austen does. I plan to watch the 2012 movie starring Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth in the next few days.
Just what I needed when I felt out-of-sorts: Mr Wilde and some(biting cold) air! #litsywalkers
This is one of my favourite plays, and I love coming back to it.
This article from ages ago mentions how admirers had thoughtlessly defaced Wilde‘s tombstone by kissing it and leaving ugly lipstick marks on it. They installed a glass covering to protect the memory. But a few people say that it wasn‘t fair, and Wilde might actually have enjoyed all the kissing. 😘😘😘
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I've always shied away from this play, despite the repeated recommendations of unparalleled humor. So, with the discovery of serial reader, I sat down to try it and I'm so glad I did. The satire of the upper class was perfect and beautiful. It's a short read and almost every exchange of dialogue has a smile if not laugh in it. Think Downton Abbey meets Are You Being Served?.