The Triviality of Being Cecily

It has been more than a year since the project started.

It has been at least fourteen months since Lisa first told me of her brilliant idea to adapt Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest as a vlog – told from the perspective of Gwendolen Fairfax.

It has simultaneously been about fourteen months since I offered Lisa to write a blog from the perspective of Cecily Cardew.

At some point, even my academic email address accidentally said ‘Cecily Cardew’.

But now it is done, and you can binge on the results if you so like.

Click The Triviality of Being Cecily for the blog in pdf format.

Click The Insignificance of Being Gwendolen for the vlog playlist on YouTube.

Recommended wine pairing: Any decent champagne. If you don’t happen to have that on hand (shame!), a good pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc will do.

Recommended food pairing: Cucumber sandwiches. If there are no cucumbers in the market, offer them ready money.

I’d also like to make a special mention here of University College Roosevelt, the place that brought four of us together in the first place (that’s Sam, Danou, Lisa, and me), and the place that throughout our undergraduate studies encouraged us to continue developing our creative skills. I’d like to especially thank the Literature, Film, Stylistics, and Creative Writing instructors at UCR, and we all thank our friends from LitCo, TheatRA, and CameRA.


Author: Ilse A Ras

There are times when I am doing research on crime news and language; sometimes I'm obsessed, sometimes I'm bored, and sometimes my tea is getting cold.

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