By Quentin Letts for the Daily Mail. Intimate Apparel Park Theatre. Verdict: Beautifully crafted. This American play is one of the best things I have seen for weeks, and proves that swanky publicity hype is no match for quietly persuasive acting and rich writing. Moreover, she has discretion. Her ladies value that almost as much as her needlework.
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First performed on 14 February at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Some contemporary reviews praised the play's humour and the culmination of Wilde's artistic career, while others were cautious about its lack of social messages. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play. The successful opening night marked the climax of Wilde's career but also heralded his downfall. The Marquess of Queensberry , whose son Lord Alfred Douglas was Wilde's lover, planned to present the writer with a bouquet of rotten vegetables and disrupt the show.
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Centuries ago a minor crime - like if you were to steal some apples - could lead to a 'spell in the stocks' where you would have the embarrassment of being whipped in a public place. Though records of it taking place in the area are scarce, an old whipping post has been preserved in Radcliffe-on-Trent, as a nod to the old punishment. Historians say when "petty larceny" - or "petty crime" - was prevalent in the Stuart period, punishment in the stocks would mean offenders stripping to the waist and being whipped until the blood flowed. This is thought to have been carried out by the Parish Constable on a Sunday after divine service, when most of the community would be present.
Everything we love about Shakespeare—romance, music, poetry, laughter, swordplay, great characters, and even a girl in pants! Shipwrecked and alone in foreign Illyria, young Viola masquerades as a boy and becomes the go-between for the lovesick Duke Orsino and the beautiful Countess Olivia. Soon Viola finds herself in the middle of a topsy-turvy love triangle with lunacy on every side. Photo by Jim Cox.