What Others Say: The Importance Of Being Earnest

Posted on Nov 1st, 2009 by Shuchi in What Others Say, Evam

I had expected to find a few mainstream media reviews of this popular play, but can’t see a single one! (If you do, reader, let me know and I’ll put a link.)

I did come across many personal blogs that talk about this play. A few of them are linked from Evam’s blog, this page:

Evam’s Page On The Play

Naturally they’re all complimentary reviews 🙂

On another well-written piece about this play on the blog “eclectic reviews”, the writer Anshu Bora, far from impressed with the play, says:


When I was done watching Evam attempt Oscar Wilde’s Importance of being earnest, I was infuriated. yes, that is the word and no, I am not exaggerating. There was an evident paucity of quality, be it in the acting department, the set changes or even the dance choreography.

To be fair a few flaws such as slow set changes seem to have been fixed in the later shows. I agree fully with his disappointment with  the acting. Read the full post here.

On another blog, Gaurav Vaz who liked the play overall, makes this very perceptive comment:

…at many times during the play, I remember catching myself thinking, they are just saying those lines out like they are at rehearsal! or rather a line check! when you say something naughty or mischevious, there wasn’t at times, the expression that goes with it.

That apart, he has very nice things to say about “The Importance Of Being Earnest” and ends with a definite recommendation. Read the full post here.

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3 Comments to “What Others Say: The Importance Of Being Earnest”

  1. […] the play improved after it was enacted a couple of times. Those who caught the opening shows had a fair share of complaints, which we […]

    December 5th, 2009 11:38 am

  2. Hello Shuchi,

    Stumbled upon this blog and delighted to be here. I would drop in frequently from nowon, to get hear of the latest happenings on the thespian front.

    Thanks much


    July 18th, 2010 9:40 am

  3. Hi Asha

    Welcome, glad to have you around!

    July 18th, 2010 11:07 am

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