The Importance of Being Earnest: Comprehensive Guide for AS/A Level

Set text for:
  • AQA B AS and A Level
  • Edexcel AS and A Level

With its ‘trivial’ take on ‘serious’ matters, this wonderfully witty and delectably decadent tale of secret engagements and fictitious identities still amuses readers more than century on. Expose the falsehoods of Wilde’s eccentric, egotistical characters with precise analysis of each act, and activities and questions to promote discussion throughout.

The pack tackles the key stages of text analysis:

Engage your students! Throughout:
  • debate prompts
  • active learning tasks
  • critical terminology
  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each act
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole play focuses on: characterisation and character relationships, themes, symbols and motifs, attitudes and values, language, genre and form, structure and dramatic devices, contextual factors
  3. Indicative content
    Supports teaching by ensuring all key areas are covered

Plus! Glossary of key terms ensures full understanding