The Importance of Being Earnest - Stage

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Question Description

Reading and taking notes on the stage directions in the play - The Importance of Being Earnest (IBE) - will prepare you to write an analysis in an essay later in the unit.

Directions

  1. Read the following:
  2. Use your word processor to take notes on the following items:
    • Quote 10 instances in which Wilde uses stage directions (be they descriptions of scene, details of an entrance/exit, visualization of a character's appearance or expression, etc.).
    • Brainstorm, in a length approximating a full paragraph (though without worrying about grammar and usage), what issues, ideas, tones, etc., Wilde is trying to get across in these stage directions.
      • You do not need to come to a grand conclusion, but you should instead use this as an opportunity to begin thinking about how "directorial" decisions influence a play's overall impact.
  3. Post your brainstormed paragraph

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peachblack
School: UCLA

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Running head: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

The Importance of Being Earnest
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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

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The Importance of Being Earnest
In the play “the importance of being earnest “Oscar Wilde has embraced the use of stage
directions to bring meaning and understanding of the particular instances within the play. Despite
the fact that Wilde has not used many stage directions, the directions are significant in the areas
where Wilde has embraced their use. The use of the stage directions in the play has aided in
portra...

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