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Importance of Being Earnest [Englisch] [Taschenbuch]

Oscar Wilde
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Juni 1959 0812000803 978-0812000801
Wilde was both a glittering wordsmith and a social outsider. His drama emerges out of these two perhaps contradictory identities, combining epigrammatic brilliance and shrewd social observation. This book includes "Lady Windermere's Fan", "Salome", "A Woman of No Importance", "An Ideal Husband", "A Florentine Tragedy" and "The Importance of Being Earnest", which appears in full with the 'Grigsby' scene which originally made up the fourth act.
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  • Taschenbuch: 148 Seiten
  • Verlag: Barron's Educational Series Inc.,U.S. (Juni 1959)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0812000803
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812000801
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 18 x 10,7 x 1 cm
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  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 3.256.601 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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'Oscar Wilde's Victorian comedy of manners can still seem thrillingly contemporary - the sharp repartee and delicious skeweing of hypocrisy and pomposity can still make you laugh out loud.' Siobhan Murphy, Metro (London), 10.7.09 'The Importance of Being Earnest' is the most perfect high comedy in the English language.' Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph, 10.7.09 'a revelation of inter-personal social engineering that keeps things firmly in the family in a gloriously superficial piece of serious fun.' Neil Cooper, Herald, 25.10.10 'A treasure trove of delicious aphorisms and quotable epigrams' Robert Dawson Scott, The Times, 27.10.10 'Wilde's 1895 masterpiece is a magnificent piece of theatre' Joyce McMillan, Scotsman, 29.10.10 'a biting satire wrapped in a romantic comedy' Mark Brown, Sunday Herald, 31.10.10 'Wilde's tale of love, snobbery, misunderstandings and unlikely coincidences' Mark Brown, Sunday Herald, 31.10.10 'Oscar Wilde's most celebrated comedy' Allan Radcliffe, List, 4.11.10 -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch .

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4.0 von 5 Sternen wrongly labeled, but still worth being bought 25. Januar 2002
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This book does not contain "some of Oscar Wilde's best known plays", but only "The Importance of Being Earnest". That's a substantial different!
But that single play is alone more than worth the small trifle it costs - It's really an excellent book, and very funny and amusing, with a very subtle kind of humour, in spite of its easily understandable vocabulary.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Leichte Kost für ein regnerisches Wochenende 8. November 2001
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Ein lustiges Verwirrspiel, das den Leser zum Schmunzeln und zum Mitfiebern bringt. Dieses Buch bringt die gute Laune zurück! Kein schweres Vokabular, für jeden zu empfehlen.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Victorian prudery at its finest...NOT! 24. Juli 1999
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Okay, so Oscar Wilde is never placed in context with the "world view" so many of us have of the Victorian era. This play, probably his finest, is a laugh out loud riot about two young men with a combined four identities, both searching for an honest, compassionate relationship with two equally shallow women. Wilde's wit is quick, sharp, and satiric, and holds up very well at the dawn of the Twenty-first century.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen A wonderful play 4. Juli 1998
I was first introduced to this play when I was in college. It is a funny and warm story on how important it is to know who you are. It was because of this play that I got into reading plays by various writers, but this one will always be my favorite. I have read this book so many times, that I lost count and I still get the same thrill out of it.
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"The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People" is one of the first plays written in English since the works of Shakespeare that celebrates the language itself. Oscar Wilde's comedy has one advantage over the classic comedies of the Bard in that "The Importance of Being Earnest" is as funny today as it was when it was first performed at the St. Jame's Theater in London on February 14, 1895. After all, enjoying Shakespeare requires checking the bottom for footnotes explaining the meaning of those dozens of words that Shakespeare makes up in any one of his plays. But Wilde's brilliant wit, his humor and social satire, remain intact even though he was a writer of the Victorian era.
Wilde believed in art for art's own sake, which explains why he emphasized beauty while his contemporaries were dealing with the problems of industrial England. "The Importance of Being Earnest" is set among the upper class, making fun of their excesses and absurdities while imbuing them with witty banter providing a constant stream of epigrams. The play's situation is simple in its unraveling complexity. Algernon Moncrieff is an upper-class English bachelor who is visited by his friend Jack Worthing, who is known as "Ernest." Jack has come to town to propose to Gwendolen Fairfax, the daugher of the imposing Lady Bracknell and Algy's first cousin. Jack has a ward named Cecily who lives in the country while Algernon has an imaginary friend named "Bunbury" whom he uses as an excuse to get out of social engagements.
Jack proposes to Gwendolen but has two problems. First, Gwendolen is wiling to agree because his name is Ernest, a name that "seems to inspire absolute confidence," but which, of course, is not his true Christian name.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A hilarious look at Wilde's wittier side! 26. Juli 2000
This book had me laughing almost the whole time I was reading it. This is a good book, great for older children to adults, and is sure to at least amuse the most humorless individual.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Great Book, Great Author 15. Oktober 2013
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Oscar Wilde's Humor is what makes this such a great book. Although this is a playwrite, it is still easy to follow.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen When a name is everything 19. November 2010
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The importance of being earnest is a funny play in three acts that deals with stereotypes and contradicts upper society.

In Shakespeares drama "Romeo and Juliet", Juliet said: "What' s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." In the play "The importance of being Earnest" by Oscar Wild you will learn that the right name is everything.
John Worthing falls in love with the sweet and charming Gwendolin. The only obstacle between them is her mother Lady Bracknell and the fact, that he has told Gwendolin his name is Ernest. It' s a name he invented for his imaginary younger brother. And that' s the start of the misunderstandings to come. Gwendolin is quite aware of the fact, that he is deeply in love with her, and she is willing to marry him, because of the name Ernest. "It produces vibrations."
Algernon a friend of John falls in love with the eighteen year aunt of John Cecily. When he meets her, he introduces himself as Ernest. And of course she is in love with Ernest.
Oscar Wilde' s (1854- 1900) play was on stage in 1895. At this very time he was in jail for two years because of homosexual offences. He was released two years later and went two france, where he died bankrupt and weakend in 1900. His flamboyant lifestyle made him very popular but a a lot of people where hostile towards him.
In this play Wilde shows the hyprocrisis and triviality of the upper class in Victorian England and he also deals with the sterotypes of men and women. In almost every sentence you will find his fine humour. "To lose one parent...may be regarded as a misfortune, to lose both looks like carelessness; If the lower oders don' t set us a good example, what on earth is the use of them?; ..
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