Oscar Wilde’s wit and whimsy comes to life

Oscar Wilde famously said that ‘life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.’ And so, in the spirit of not taking things too seriously, the Year 10 Literature class attended Artefact Theatre’s production of the classic comedy ‘The Importance of being Earnest’ on Thursday night at Chapel off Chapel. They were treated to a colourful and unrestrained version of the well-loved spoof on Victorian manners and sensibility. The performance brought all of Oscar Wilde’s wit and whimsy to life, highlighting his love of paradox and dramatic irony. Students have been studying the play in class for four weeks and have had great fun adopting their best aristocratic accents for class readings. The excursion proved a meaningful opportunity for them to reinforce their understanding of this time-honoured text. The Year 10 Literature course is a new addition to King David’s curricular offerings and encourages students to investigate sophisticated texts in new and interesting ways.

David Robinson
Literature Teacher

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