Buy THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, by Oscar Wilde and Come to the Reader’s Theater :)

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Announcement

We are going to be starting The Importance of Being Earnest soon. I am going to be ordering your books soon.

Please leave a comment below telling me that you would like a book, and if you have a brother or sister in the class, let me know if you would each like your own copy or if you are planning to share.

Purchase–The book will cost $7.55. You can pay me this Friday with a check (made out to me) or with cash (PLEASE have exact change).

Reader’s Theater–

Just like last year with Hamlet, we will be meeting to read the play together during the week. We will have snacks and drinks and lots of laughter. I know it is an inconvenience for your parents to bring you during the week to read the play, but it is seriously one of the most important things you will do for this class. There is absolutely no way you can “get” the humor in this play without coming to the Reader’s Theater. Please save these tentative dates (I still need to get them approved, but Dustin doesn’t think they will be a problem).

We will meet from 9 AM – 12 PM.

  • Monday November 28
  • Thursday December 1
  • Monday December 5
  • Thursday December 8

Here is a Review of the play from Amazon.com

By Amazon Customer on October 13, 2015

Format: Paperback

Being in a college-level English class in high school is certainly an interesting situation. While the school year has barely started we’ve already read The Power of One, Invisible Man, Fountainhead, Beowulf, Dubliners, that satire about eating children, and a couple poems. Of these, only the satire wasn’t ridiculously serious and philosophical (well, it was still critical, but funny and weird in its own right). While I really enjoy the novels and stories we’ve read so far (except Fountainhead, which has become a sort of trigger word for me…just mention Howard Roark and I go off like a smoking gun) I don’t think I’ve ever had so much fun reading a classic piece of literature.

Honestly, AP English Aside and coming from an avid reader and 17 year old, this drama is HILARIOUS. I was practically dying of laughter during class hearing my classmates read the snarky, biting quips of 1895 British aristocrats lying and deceiving each other. The plot is absolutely hilarious, the characters all dreadful in the best ways, and the social criticism well executed and scathing in its farce-driven shell. And for those expecting a drawn out, boring play that only disappoints compared to the glorious promises of some Amazon reviewers…DON’T. The pacing of the play is very fast-paced and witty, moving from one scene to the next with an easy to follow but fast speed, and even to a modern audience it’s sure to get a chuckle out of the most firm unbeliever. Reading through the first two acts, the whole class was cracking up laughing and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves thoroughly. It was a nice break between satires about eating babies and old English epics, that’s for sure, and I’m definitely going to order my own copy, it was so good.

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