The Importance of Being Earnest

Revised Edition

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Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472585224

Category: Drama

Page: 160

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The Importance of Being Earnest is one of the most enduringly popular of British comic dramas, and a mainstay of English literature and drama courses at college and university level. This is an ideal edition for students with on-page notes to help clarify meaning, and a completely new introduction. In the new introduction, Francesca Coppa explores recent critical approaches to the play, including queer and postcolonial readings, as well as giving the context in which the play was written and how it relates to Wilde's personal life and public persona. The introduction also discusses the play's stage history, providing students with an ideal overview of the play and its resonances for contemporary audiences.

Oscar Wilde in Deutschland und Österreich

Untersuchungen zur Rezeption der Komödien und zur Theorie der Bühnenübersetzung

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Author: Rainer Kohlmayer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110942437

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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This description of the reception accorded to Oscar Wilde's comedies in Germany from 1902 to 1992 is based on 90 translations and/or adaptations and 200 stage productions. Central aspects discussed are the initial failure of the comedies (in conjunction with the identification of the first translator of the "Importance of Being Earnest", F.P. Greve), André Gide's and Carl Hagemann's enormous influence on their reception, the triumphs of actress Adele Sandrock with these comedies in the 20s and 30s, the ideological exploitation of Wilde by the National Socialists, and the ironical criticism of the Nazis to be found in Ernst Sander's version of "The Importance of Being Earnest". The study demonstrates the significance of implicit scenic realizations in the minds of the translators and the effect these have had on reception in the theatre.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Author: Oscar Wilde,Isobel Murray

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192833655

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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With an Introduction and Notes by John M.L. Drew, University of Buckingham.

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

Lady Windermere's Fan; Salome; A Woman of No Importance; An Ideal Husband; The Importance of Being Earnest

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Author: Oscar Wilde,Peter Raby

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0199535973

Category: Drama

Page: 368

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Offers newly edited texts of five of the British playwright's works, including the great farcial comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest."

The Soul of Man, and Prison Writings

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Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839619

Category: History

Page: 224

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`All limitations, external or internal, are prison-walls, and life is a limitation.' Presenting the less familiar, serious Wilde before and after his fall, this volume includes The Soul of Man, a manifesto on Individualism, De Profundis, the self-analysing piece he wrote in gaol, two open letters to the Daily Chronicle on prison injustice, and The Ballad of Reading Gaol, inspiredby the execution of a fellow-prisoner.

The Importance of Being Earnest and Related Writings

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Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Other

ISBN: N.A

Category: England

Page: 271

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This edition of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest locates his writings within the broader cultural concerns of his day and examines Wilde's aestheticism, his sexual politics, his socialist ideas, and his allegiances to Irish nationalism,

An Ideal Husband

Second Edition, Revised

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Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408137216

Category: Drama

Page: 208

View: 9180

One of Wilde's most successful and most frequently revived plays, An Ideal Husband has divided critics more than any other. Treating political intrigue, financial fraud, blackmail, scandal and spin, and the role of women in public life, it is a play which engaged with issues of vital importance to its late-Victorian audience, which continue to resonate today.

Wie sollten wir sein?

Ein Roman aus dem Leben

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Author: Sheila Heti

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644037116

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Sheila lebt in Toronto: Frisch geschieden und künstlerisch blockiert von der Arbeit an einem feministischen Stück, das sie für ein Theater schreiben soll, steckt sie mitten in der Lebenskrise. Alle anderen scheinen zu wissen, wie das geht: authentisch leben. Nur sie weiß es nicht, hat sie doch das meiste von Männern gelernt, die ihr etwas beibringen wollten. Also beginnt sie, Gespräche mit ihrer besten Freundin auf Band aufzuzeichnen, und macht sie damit zu einem Untersuchungsobjekt ihrer philosophischen Neugier. Und nicht nur sie, sondern auch ihren dominanten neuen Lover Israel. Aber wo bleibt dabei sie selbst? Und was ist das überhaupt, ein authentisches Leben? Oder dessen Sinn? In den USA bekam Sheila Hetis formal wagemutiger Roman, der teils Seelenreise, teils literarisches Künstlerporträt, teils Bekenntnis ist, begeisterte Kritiken. Ein Muss für jeden, der in einer Zeit manischer Jugendlichkeit nach dem sucht, was man altmodisch Charakter nennt.

Kleine große Schritte

Roman

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Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641212294

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Ruth Jefferson ist eine der besten Säuglingsschwestern des Mercy-West Haven Hospitals in Connecticut. Dennoch wird ihr die Versorgung eines Neugeborenen von der Klinikleitung untersagt – die Eltern wollen nicht, dass eine dunkelhäutige Frau ihr Baby berührt. Doch eines Tages arbeitet Ruth allein auf der Station und bemerkt, dass das Kind keine Luft mehr bekommt. Sie entscheidet schließlich, sich der Anweisung zu widersetzen und dem Jungen zu helfen. Doch ihre Hilfe kommt zu spät, und Ruth wird von den Eltern des Jungen angeklagt, schuld an dessen Tod zu sein. Ein nervenaufreibendes Verfahren beginnt ...

Approaches to teaching the works of Oscar Wilde

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Author: Philip E. Smith

Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 278

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It is both a challenge and a pleasure to teach the works of Oscar Wilde, "the master of paradox," in the words of this volume's editor. Wilde wrote at a pivotal moment between the Victorian period and modernism, and his work is sometimes considered prescient of the postmodern age. He is now taught in a variety of university courses: in literature, theater, criticism, Irish studies, cultural studies, gender studies, and gay studies.This volume, like others in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Litereature, is divided into two parts. The first, "Materials," suggests editions, resources, and criticism, both in print and online, that may be useful for the teacher. The second part, "Approaches," contains twenty-five essays that discuss Wilde's stories, fairy tales, poetry, plays, essays, letters, and life--from the perspective of a wide range of disciplines.

Oscar Wilde

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Author: Richard Ellmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492042666

Category:

Page: 868

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British Writers Classics

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780684312538

Category: Authors, English

Page: 408

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Provides summaries of classic British works, overviews of the historical period in which they were written, author biographies, and information on the reception of each work.

The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde

Notes

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780582414709

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

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The private and social worlds of three families are revealed through the experiences of the heroine, Fanny Price.

But, Only, Just

Focusing Adverbial Change in Modern English 1500-1900

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Author: Terttu Nevalainen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

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Der Glückliche Prinz

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Author: WILDE

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3034867247

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 27

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