History Theatre / TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest

25th Feb '17 8:45:52 AM WildeOscar
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* GorgeousPeriodDress: The 1952 film is full of these.

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* GorgeousPeriodDress: The 1952 film is full of these. So is the 2002 film.
25th Jan '17 3:02:27 PM roxana
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--> '''Ernest''': "It's a very serious thing for a man to suddenly discover that all his life he's been speaking the exact truth."
22nd Jan '17 6:22:44 PM JoeG
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* PassiveAggressiveKombat: When Gwendolen and Cecily mistakenly come to believe that they are both engaged to the same man, they engage in an incredibly vicious yet polite catfight. The unstated rule is that they must insult each other while maintaining the appearance of civility and the one who loses her temper first loses.

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* PassiveAggressiveKombat: When Gwendolen and Cecily mistakenly come to believe that they are both engaged to the same man, they engage in an incredibly vicious yet polite catfight. The unstated rule is that they must insult each other while maintaining the appearance of civility and the one who loses her temper first loses. [[spoiler: Cecily wins.]]
30th Sep '16 10:02:47 PM craigbear
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* Cross-CastRole: In contemporary theatre productions, the role of Lady Bracknell is frequently (although not always) played by a man.

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* Cross-CastRole: CrossCastRole: In contemporary theatre productions, the role of Lady Bracknell is frequently (although not always) played by a man.
30th Sep '16 10:02:26 PM craigbear
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* Cross-CastRole: In contemporary theatre productions, the role of Lady Bracknell is frequently (although not always) played by a man.
18th Apr '16 6:05:46 PM Orbiting
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* FauxlosophicNarration: It's up to interpretation if what Algernon says is actually deep or if he just likes sounding that way. When Jack outright asks, he replies that it's "perfectly phrased."


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* StealthInsult: After Jack complains about Algernon's FauxlosophicNarration, saying that all the clever people running around are becoming 'an absolute public nuisance'.
-->'''Jack:''' I wish to goodness we had a few fools left.\\
'''Algernon:''' We have.\\
'''Jack:''' I should extremely like to meet them. What do they talk about?\\
'''Algernon:''' The fools? Oh! about the clever people, of course.
27th Mar '16 7:36:58 PM Vilui
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* TheLawFirmOfPunPunAndWordplay: When Jack defends his ward Cecily's social status against Lady Bracknell's questions, he notes the late Thomas Cardew's three addresses (which "always inspire confidence, even among tradesmen," according to Lady Bracknell); in support of this fact, he adds that her solicitors are the firm of Markby, Markby, and Markby. They also meet with her approval ("A firm of the very highest position in their profession. Indeed I am told that one of the Mr Markby's is occasionally to be seen at dinner parties.")

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* TheLawFirmOfPunPunAndWordplay: When Jack defends his ward Cecily's social status against Lady Bracknell's questions, he notes the late Thomas Cardew's three addresses (which "always inspire confidence, even among tradesmen," according to Lady Bracknell); in support of this fact, he adds that her solicitors are the firm of Markby, Markby, and Markby. They also meet with her approval ("A firm of the very highest position in their profession. Indeed I am told that one of the Mr Markby's Markbys is occasionally to be seen at dinner parties.")
5th Feb '16 11:15:25 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Played with; Gwendolen claims that her "first impressions of people are never wrong" when really they are ''consistently'' wrong.

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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Played with; Gwendolen Cecily claims that her "first impressions of people are never wrong" when really they are ''consistently'' wrong.
5th Feb '16 11:06:40 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Played with; Cecily claims that her "first impressions of people are never wrong" when really they are ''consistently'' wrong.

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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Played with; Cecily Gwendolen claims that her "first impressions of people are never wrong" when really they are ''consistently'' wrong.
6th Jan '16 3:07:34 PM ZeldaQueen64
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** In the 2002 film, the credits play over [[spoiler: the characters holding a funeral for Mr. Bunbury, who Algernon later tells his aunt finally died.]]


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* ImagineSpot: In the 2002 movie, Cecily has several involving her as a maiden being rescued by a knight. When she meets "Earnest" (Algie), she imagines him as a knight [[spoiler:and then imagines his visor snapping shut when she learns he isn't really named Earnest]].


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* ShotgunWedding: The 2002 movie implies this to be how Lady Bracknell (then a dancing girl) got Lord Bracknell to marry her.
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