Playwrights with Mark Schenker: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Greenwich Library
Meeting Room

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The Importance of Being Earnest
Two young gents have taken to bending the truth in order to put some excitement into their lives. Worthing has invented a brother, Earnest, whom he uses as an excuse to leave his dull life behind to visit Gwendolyn.  Montcrieff decides to take the name Earnest when visiting Worthing's young and beautiful ward, Cecily. Things start to go awry when they end up together in the country and their deceptions are discovered.

Past Lectures with Mark Schenker
The Comedy Of Errors (September 21): Click Here
Much Ado About Nothing (October 19): Click Here

About Mark Schenker
Mark J. Schenker has been at Yale College since 1990.  He is currently a senior associate dean of the College and dean of academic affairs.  A former lecturer in the English Department, he received his Ph.D. from Columbia University with a concentration in 19th-century and early 20th-century English literature. Dean Schenker has for over 25 years lectured on literature and film and has led book discussion series in more than 100 venues in Connecticut, including public libraries, museums, and cultural centers. For the past decade, he has given programs on Shakespeare’s plays in conjunction with Shakespeare on the Sound.

Event Type(s): Lecture
Age Group(s): Adults
Matthew Sgritta
(203) 622-7972

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