The fine bears this out, but sadly, it does not mean that things will get better for the public.
William ArcherA. He denied the term "farce" was derogatory, or even lacking in seriousness, and said "It is of nonsense all compact, and better nonsense, I think, our stage has not seen. Wellsin an unsigned review for the Pall Mall Gazettecalled Earnest one of the freshest comedies of the year, saying "More humorous dealing with theatrical conventions it would be difficult to imagine.
Matthews succeeded the creators as Jack and Algy. It was not until the s that the case for s costumes was established; as a critic in The Manchester Guardian put it, "Thirty years on, one begins to feel that Wilde should be done in the costume of his period—that his wit today needs the backing of the atmosphere that gave it life and truth.
During a season at the Haymarket the King and Queen attended a performance,  which, as the journalist Geoffrey Wheatcroft put it, gave the play "a final accolade of respectability.
The play is set in "The Present" i. Algernon refuses to consent until Ernest explains why his cigarette case bears the inscription, "From little Cecily, with her fondest love to her dear Uncle Jack.
In the country, he assumes a serious attitude for the benefit of his young wardthe heiress Cecily Cardew, and goes by the name of John or Jackwhile pretending that he must worry about a wastrel younger brother named Ernest in London.
In the city, meanwhile, he assumes the identity of the libertine Ernest. Algernon confesses a similar deception: Jack refuses to tell Algernon the location of his country estate.
Gwendolen and her formidable mother Lady Bracknell now call on Algernon who distracts Lady Bracknell in another room while Jack proposes to Gwendolen. She accepts, but seems to love him in large part because of his name, Ernest. Jack accordingly resolves to himself to be rechristened "Ernest".
Discovering them in this intimate exchange, Lady Bracknell interviews Jack as a prospective suitor.
Horrified to learn that he was adopted after being discovered as a baby in a handbag at Victoria Station, she refuses him and forbids further contact with her daughter.
Gwendolen manages to covertly promise to him her undying love. As Jack gives her his address in the country, Algernon surreptitiously notes it on the cuff of his sleeve: Algernon arrives, pretending to be Ernest Worthing, and soon charms Cecily.
Therefore, Algernon, too, plans for the rectorDr. Chasuble, to rechristen him "Ernest". Jack has decided to abandon his double life. Gwendolen now enters, having run away from home.
During the temporary absence of the two men, she meets Cecily, each woman indignantly declaring that she is the one engaged to "Ernest". When Jack and Algernon reappear, their deceptions are exposed.A short discussion of IHRLS members' vision for the future of human rights law at Duke will follow.
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