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...
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