The Importance of Being Earnest and Gender Roles

The Importance of Being Earnest and Gender Roles

Jack and Algernon, do whatever they can to change their names in order to be with them…There’s a lot of social commentary, but what especially catches my eye is the significance that Wilde places on playing a role – in this case the role of Ernest, among others.

7 Contemporary Adaptations of Classic Novels

7 Contemporary Adaptations of Classic Novels

Everyone likes an adaptation, and sometimes the best adaptations are underground. Here are seven picks from YouTube, perfect for marathoning, all based on classic novels and set in the modern era. No matter whether you’re a fan of Jane Austin, William Shakespeare, or Charlotte Bronte, there’s something for every classic book lover. Watch away!   1. Nothing Much To Do   Image via YouTube   If you like Much Ado About Nothing, get ready for Nothing Much to Do, an adaptation from New Zealand in vlog format, this time set at Messina High. All the accusations, the threats, and a …