Wilde, “The Importance of Being Earnest” and watch the video of “Keeping Up Appearances.” (See below). Discussion topic: Due, for you,  before the end of the week. Discuss the two works, the play and the video, and compare them to one another in terms of theme, characters and form. How important, do you think, is “keeping up appearances” to most people? Are the characters in both works snobs?Can we understand why people feel the way that they do about their place in society? Which characters are more believable?

KEEPING UP APPEARANCES,  Series 5, Episode 9: The Rolls Royce, available on You Tube