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Putting The Importance of Being Earnest into Context

The video was filmed in the gift shop at Hardwick Hall, bringing to mind the changes taking place in English country houses that have continued from the time Wilde was writing in the 1890s to the…

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Putting the Canterville Ghost in Context

In this video, Dr Andrew Smith, Reader in 19th Century Literature at University of Sheffield is back at Hardwick Hall. He explores how Wilde’s tale represents tensions between England (the Old…

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A Close Reading of The Importance of Being Earnest

In this video Dr Andy Smith takes you through his interpretation of the passage from ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’. He highlights a number of issues, such as: - The urban view of the…

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A Close Reading of the Opening of the Canterville Ghost

Dr Andy Smith will take you through a close reading so that you can gain deeper insights into its meaning and significance. To try to understand the dynamics of the tale we need to look at some of…

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