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Unformatted text preview: challenge it’s insides of the commercial system) -Wilde thrived in the commercial system from the start, deliberate use of comedy and humor Wilde Techniques:-Inversion: make us take different perscpective on everyday reality, treated as important values outside of the theatre by making them seem ludacris in the play, -Epigram: formal balanced statement that seems to summarize something on life “ignorance is like a delicate fruit…” -paradox “in matters of grace importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing” – Earnest Act 3 behavior dominates characters Wilde’s dramaturgy:-comedy of manners: conventional matters and behaviors don’t’ serve indiviudla intentions that we have to find a way around-satirizes the well made play- still have exciting suspenseful story, overturn the way WMP shows common wisdom and accepted values -technique of inversion-epigrams and paradoxes-the triumph of the artificial...
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- Spring '08
- Drama, people Earnest vs, Technology Dramaturgy melodrama, humor Wilde Techniques, well-made play naturalism, Propriety- ween Gwendolons