Earnest

The local production of “The Importance of Being Earnest” was hilarious and well done. This play was first performed in 1895, but it stands the test of time. I decided it does that so well because there is nothing topical about it except the setting. The dialog and plot are funny and improbable. The twists and turns are clever, the lines crisp, the jokes timeless. A new generation discovers Oscar Wilde.

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Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

1 thought on “Earnest”

  1. “You are really married?” She peered earnestly into my face , her face lined with concern . I smiled . I realised I wasn’t wearing any of the standard signs of matrimony. No saree , vermillion in the hair parting, no gold bangles or ear-rings etc. I was a freak . Dressed in pants and shirt , in a remote bengal village , I must have come across as strange as a beached whale in Juhu . And as much of a crowd- magnet . Whispers made rounds , and a small crowd of dusty , bundle toting bengali women were gathering around me , like monsoon clouds . Some men also peered in from the edges , interested.

    “You’ll go back , won’t you ? After all , your kids are there . ” She was getting frankly nosy.

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