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

The Popularity of "The Importance of Being Earnest"

DVo’s Blog Entry #1
The Popularity and Reception of Earnest
At the Time of Its Release

The “Importance of Being Earnest,” is a comical and whimsical play that addresses issues of gender and its influence in society. Oscar Wilde, one of the great writers of the Victorian era, utilizes a variety of interesting and humourous language to keep both spectators and readers in tune, helping them to stay focused.
The play first came into production on February 14, 1985. The play was set in England in the late Victorian era. The humor of the play is found in characters attempting to maintain fake identities allowing them to escape from their social obligations. Wilde’s play was very successful and well received by the public. Future work from Wilde was always on a high demand. To date, there have been three film versions and two play adaptations of Wilde’s original play. In fact, Oscar Wilde set a standard in drama that is still looked upon with respect till present day. Many productions that are in the works or being released are sized up and compared to the standard that Wilde has set.

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