This collection also includes Oscar Wilde's most famous comedies: Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, and An Ideal Husband, as well as his poetic tragedy Salomé - all written between 1891 and 1895, Wilde's most creative period. George Bernard Shaw said of Oscar Wilde that he is "our most thorough playwright. He plays with everything: with wit, with philosophy, with drama, with actors and audience, with the whole theater."
My Thoughts on The Importance of Being Earnest:
- The movie adaption of this was kinda corny, but I found the play quite humorous! I liked it a lot better!
- Algernon is funny. He is very clever and witty. Sometimes he can be a bit egotistical, but I like his character.
- Cecily is such a dreamer! I can't believe she isn't embarrassed by some of the things she has in her diary. I would never let anyone read my journal, let alone a diary like the one Cecily keeps.
- Jack and Algernon's bickering is hilarious! I loved the part with the muffins. Now I want some muffins!
- There is line in the play that Gene Wilder uses in Willy Wonka! I didn't know it came from this play! If you've read this, do you know which line I'm talking about?
- Overall, I really enjoyed this play, and I think I need to go re-watch the movie now. I think I'd appreciate it more.
My Thoughts on Lady Windermere's Fan:
- There are too many characters in this play. It was hard to keep track of who was who. I still understood the play, but I think they could have cut a few people out.
- This was an interesting play with a bit of suspence.
- I would like to see this on the stage.
My Thoughts on A Woman of No Importance:
- The beginning is very boring! They just speak of politics and other random topics!
- In fact the whole play is just blah blah blah!
- There were WAY too many characters. I had no idea who was who.
- There was a couple lines that were from The Importance of Being Earnest. Oscar Wilde must have really liked those bits of dialogue.
I got burned out of plays after reading these 3, so I didn't read the last 2. I'll get to them some day.