The Importance of Being Earnest

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Author: Oscar Wilde,Russell Jackson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

ISBN: 9780713630404

Category: Drama

Page: 176

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Wilde’s most popular play is considered his wittiest and finest comedy. The play’s subtitle, “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People” hints at its clever wordplay, ingenious epigrams, and sly British humor. It is a story of multiple mistaken identities—both deliberate and unintentional- and what ultimately becomes a hilarious exercise in keeping everyone’s name and pseudonym straight. First performed in 1895, it has enduring appeal as dramatic literature and in live theatrical performance. This edition includes an appendix with Wilde’s earlier versions of the play and deleted scenes that illustrate Wilde’s creative process.

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."

Der Glückliche Prinz

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Author: WILDE

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3034867247

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 27

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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.

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 ...

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.

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

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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.

Die Wahrheit von Masken

Der Kritiker als Künstler. Die Wahrheit von Masken. Das Portrait des Mr. W.H. - Drei Dialoge

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Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Männerschwarm Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 9783863001346

Category:

Page: 190

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Dead Letters – Schwestern bis in den Tod

Roman

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Author: Caite Dolan-Leach

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843715157

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Von A bis Z, von Ava bis Zelda, von Anfang bis Ende, Schwestern für immer, Glück auf ewig – das stimmt schon lange nicht mehr. Ava hat ihre Zwillingsschwester und das Weingut der Familie in Upstate New York vor Jahren zurückgelassen und ein neues Leben in Paris begonnen. Als sie vom Tod Zeldas erfährt, tritt sie die Reise nach Hause an. Dort angekommen, meldet sich die totgeglaubte Schwester zurück: durch E-Mails, Briefe, Facebook-Nachrichten. Ist Zelda tatsächlich noch am Leben? Um das herauszufinden, muss sich Ava den Abgründen ihrer Familiengeschichte stellen. Doch kann sie die Wahrheit ertragen?

Lady Windermere's Fan

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Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408145189

Category: Drama

Page: 144

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'My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's' Lady Windermere has a happy marriage - or, at least, that's what she believes until one of London society's gossips, the Duchess of Berwick, arrives with her daughter to voice her suspicions about an affair Lord Windermere appears to be having. It's not just the Duchess who has evidence, however. Windermere's private bank book shows that he's been giving large sums of money to a 'Mrs Erlynne' - on frequent occasions - and he himself even admits to seeing much of the woman. To add insult to injury, Windermere insists that Mrs Erlynne is invited to the ball that is being held for Lady Windermere's birthday. Employing the witty dialogue, social satire and outrageous paradox for which he is still remembered, Wilde's play shows us the destructiveness of gossip and superficial judgement, examines the ambiguous sexual morality and gender politics at the heart of the British ruling class, while simultaneously challenging our perceptions of what constitutes a 'good woman'. This student edition contains a fully annotated version of the playtext. The introduction includes an account of Wilde's life and a detailed analysis of Lady Windermere's Fan as well as its stage history. Ian Small is Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham. He is the author of a number of critical studies on Wilde and has edited several of Wilde's works, including a scholarly edition of Wilde's second society comedy, A Woman of No Importance, also published in the New Mermaids series.