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‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ Continues its Run at Penn State’s Centre Stage

In 1895, modernist critics were unhappy with Oscar Wilde’s less-than politically-challenging plot from, The Importance of Being Earnest. Irish playwright, George Bernard Shaw wished to be “moved to laughter” rather than be presented with dialogue forcefully cueing an affirmative reaction. However, the dissociation and counterintuitive relations between stereotypical late-19th century aristocracy and the play’s succeeding […]

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