History Theatre / TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest

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.
23rd Jun '15 9:03:28 PM Muffinator
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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Played with; Cecily claims that her "first impressions of people are never wrong" when really they are ''consistently'' wrong.
13th Apr '15 8:43:46 PM AquilaTheEagle
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* InsultBackfire: How Cecily wins the catfight with Gwendolen.
-->'''Gwendolen''': This is no time for wearing the shallow mask of manners. When I see a spade I call it a spade.
-->'''Cecily''': I am glad to say that I have never seen a spade. It is obvious that our social spheres have been widely different.

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* InsultBackfire: How Cecily Gwendolyn wins the catfight with Gwendolen.
-->'''Gwendolen''':
Cecily.
-->'''Cecily''':
This is no time for wearing the shallow mask of manners. When I see a spade I call it a spade.
-->'''Cecily''': -->'''Gwendolyn''': I am glad to say that I have never seen a spade. It is obvious that our social spheres have been widely different.
25th Feb '15 2:45:08 AM 06tele
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-->'''Gwendolen''': When I see a spade I call it a spade.
-->'''Cecily''': I am glad to say that I have never seen a spade. It is obvious that our social circles have been widely different.

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-->'''Gwendolen''': This is no time for wearing the shallow mask of manners. When I see a spade I call it a spade.
-->'''Cecily''': I am glad to say that I have never seen a spade. It is obvious that our social circles spheres have been widely different.
25th Feb '15 2:43:02 AM 06tele
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* InsultBackfire: How Cecily wins the catfight with Gwendolen.
-->'''Gwendolen''': When I see a spade I call it a spade.
-->'''Cecily''': I am glad to say that I have never seen a spade. It is obvious that our social circles have been widely different.
17th Jan '15 1:13:25 AM Tobermory
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* CoupledCouples: Jack [[spoiler:aka Ernest]] and Gwendolyn, and Algernon and Cecily.

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* CoupledCouples: Jack [[spoiler:aka Ernest]] and Gwendolyn, Gwendolen, and Algernon and Cecily.



* NoLovesIntersect: Played straight, but double subverted InUniverse when Gwendolyn and Cecily fall out when they both believe they are engaged to the same man.

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* NoLovesIntersect: Played straight, but double subverted InUniverse when Gwendolyn Gwendolen and Cecily fall out when they both believe they are engaged to the same man.
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