History Theatre / TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest

11th Jul '17 9:54:26 AM johnnye
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* EmbarrassingTattoo: In the 2002 movie, Gwendolyn gets a tattoo of the name "Earnest" ... and ''then'' finds out his name is Jack. Oops.

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* EmbarrassingTattoo: In the 2002 movie, Gwendolyn gets a tattoo of the name "Earnest" ..."Ernest" ... and ''then'' finds out his name is Jack. Oops.



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



* PunBasedTitle: Meaning, of course, both "The importance of being named Earnest" and "the importance of being sincere."

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* PunBasedTitle: Meaning, of course, both "The importance of being named Earnest" Ernest" and "the importance of being sincere."



-->'''[[strike:Jack]]Ernest:''' On the contrary, Aunt Augusta -- I've now realised for the first time in my life the vital Importance of Being Earnest.

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-->'''[[strike:Jack]]Ernest:''' On the contrary, Aunt Augusta -- I've now realised for the first time in my life the vital Importance importance of Being Earnest.being earnest.
27th May '17 4:21:36 PM reconditarmonia
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* [[IHaveNoSon I Have No Brother]]: Cecily thinks Jack is invoking this trope when he really means that his brother has died.

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* [[IHaveNoSon I Have No Brother]]: Cecily thinks Jack is invoking this trope when he trope, but really means Jack's almost revealed that his brother has died.never existed.



* NiceToTheWaiter: When we first meet Algernon we know he's likable because he's having a pleasant conversation with his servant.
4th May '17 7:47:33 PM AdelePotter
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* EmbarrassingTattoo: In the 2002 movie, Gwendolyn gets a tattoo of the name "Earnest" ... and ''then'' finds out his name is Jack. Oops.



* KissingCousins / IncestIsRelative: At the end of the play, [[spoiler:since Jack is Algernon's brother, Jack's girlfriend Gwendolen is his cousin.]]

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* KissingCousins / IncestIsRelative: At the end of the play, [[spoiler:since Jack is Algernon's brother, Jack's girlfriend Gwendolen Gwendolyn is his cousin.cousin. Of course, in Wilde's time this wasn't a particularly big deal.]]
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.")
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