The Gribsby Episode
Kind of Activity:
Students will examine a cut scene to determine how its omission or inclusion would impact the play as a whole.
Common Core Standards:
The Importance of Being Earnest was originally written as a four-act play; prior to production, a few short scenes were cut so that the play could have a three-act structure and a shorter running time. Among the scenes cut was a scene featuring a character called Mr. Grimsby, a solicitor who has traveled from London in order to arrest the profligate "Ernest" for his unpaid dining bills. This rarely performed...
Join Now to View Premium Content
GradeSaver provides access to 725 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 4214 literature essays, 1405 sample college application essays, 171 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.