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Oscar Wilde Resources

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an immensely gifted writer who produced a large variety of work ranging from humorous to tragic. He had the capacity to be ridiculous (The Importance of Being Earnest) as well as deadly serious (De Profundis). Brief … Continue reading

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Literature and Composition Videos

Videos referenced in Literature and Composition (E2) Module 1 1927 silent film of Robinson Crusoe Theme Music from the 1970s TV show The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Robinson Crusoe Opera Excerpt Module 2 Walden Pond video Module 3 Trailer for … Continue reading

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John Gielgud and Edith Evans perform the handbag scene from Wilde’s Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde Here is an audio recording of John Gielgud and Edith Evans doing the scene of Lady Bracknell interrogating John/Earnest Worthing. This includes the famous “handbag” line, as well as the lines, “To … Continue reading

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1952 film The Importance of Being Earnest clip

Enjoy these clips from the 1952 film of Oscar Wilde’s play, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” starring Dame Edith Evans (Lady Bracknell), Michael Redgrace (Jack Worthing), Joan Greenwood (Gwendolyn), Michael Denison (Algernon), and Dorothy Tutin (Cecily). The handbag scene: The … Continue reading

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