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The Irrelevance of Being Earnest Jack Steadman

The Irrelevance of Being Earnest

Jack Steadman

Published April 24th 2013
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59 pages
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The Irrelevance of Being Earnest follows a mismatched group of teenagers attempting to put on a full-length production of The Importance of Being Earnest under the guidance of the director, James. Various arguments and disputes flare upMoreThe Irrelevance of Being Earnest follows a mismatched group of teenagers attempting to put on a full-length production of The Importance of Being Earnest under the guidance of the director, James. Various arguments and disputes flare up throughout rehearsals, as teenage relationships get in the way of the production.James and Rebecca grow close as troublemaker Rachael tramples fellow actor Edward’s emotions, while in 1895 (the year of Importance), Oscar Wilde attempts to complete the first draft of his new play. Unfortunately, Lord Queensbury stands in his way, having taken umbrage at Wilde’s illicit relationship with Lord Arthur Douglas (Queensbury’s son). The timeline flickers between 1895 and 2012 as Wilde, James and their respective casts prepare for their productions. Queensbury’s behaviour threatens the original, while sabotage and romantic misadventures leave James’ production flirting with disaster.The original and modern productions run concurrently, but even at the last comes the risk of it all falling apart.The debut script by Jack Steadman takes potshots at teenage life, wielding a dry sense of humour as it takes on the stresses of amateur drama, complete with witty interludes from 1895.Intended for performance with Oscar Wildes The Importance of Being Earnest, Irrelevance is best read alongside or with prior knowledge of the existing text.