What is this blog all about?


Thanks for visiting our blog. I am assuming that since you are here you are probably in English 206 at SFU this spring semester, or you are Stephen Zillwood. Welcome! This blog is our submission for our term end project; it contains great information pertaining to what was hip and happening in Victorian times! We have recorded a small radio play from the final act of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest". Feel free to listen to our recording. We have a summary of the first part for you in addition to the final act read aloud for your listening pleasure. Perhaps if you do not feel like reading the play this is just what you need. In addition to the recording we have posted a few small articles about various cool things occurring at the same time the play was taking the world by storm. Please enjoy exploring our blog and listening to our play.

Thanks from the Victorian Cool Cats,

Laila Barker
Jose Olaguera
Elena Quast
David Vo

Our Radio Play!

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Sunday, April 6, 2008


Laila Barker's Post
Why Are We Eating Crumpets in Class?

On the day of our presentation you will all be treated to a lovely feast of crumpets with melted butter. Why? The answer is simple, Algernon loved crumpets, and so do we. Crumpets are a quintessential British delicacy. They have been around for hundreds of years, and always a popular refreshment. In "The Importance of Being Earnest", when they refer to 'muffins' they are not talking about what we today know as muffins, they are referring to our beloved crumpet. This is why we are feeding them to you. Crumpets are primarily consumed in the UK, and other commonwealth countries, like Canada. We feel that eating a crumpet, and discussin Wilde will create the perfect atmosphere of Victorian Cool. In addition to this, we are most likely not allowed to serve gin, which I would have preferred. If you ever happen to find yourself reading Wilde for pleasure, which I often do, I recommend a nice Tanqueray and Tonic with a golden buttery crumpet. Cheers!

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