Script Analysis: The Importance of Being Earnest

with James Lemons

Join James Lemons as he leads this lively and in-depth discussion and analysis of the play The Importance of Being EarnestA Trivial Comedy for Serious People by Oscar Wilde!

This is a 4-Part Online Class: November 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 5:30-7:30pm EDT

In this class, you'll dive into script analysis - the major tool directors and others use in the theatre to turn a written script into a three-dimensional production. You will explore specific techniques that allow you to decipher all the components that make good storytelling powerful and clear. This class is for fans of theatre & literature as well as actors and directors.

About the Play

First performed on February 14, 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, The Importance of Being Earnest is a farcical comedy and a satire of Victorian social hypocrisy, this witty play is considered Wilde's greatest dramatic achievement.

Please note this class will require reading the script outside of class time.

About the Instructor: James Lemons

Prior to joining the LPCA, James was the Associate Artistic Director of Dallas' WaterTower Theatre for a decade. During his time at WaterTower, he directed over 30 productions including Urinetown, Enchanted April, The Spitfire Grill, and The Great American Trailer Park Musical. In addition to WaterTower, he also directed productions for Uptown Players and Contemporary Theatre of Dallas. For his work, James received the Leon Rabin Award for Best Director and Best Musical, the DFW Theatre Critics Forum Award, The Column Award and had 10 productions recognized as one of the "Top 10 Theatre Experiences of the Year" by the Dallas Morning News.

Wednesday 11/4/2020
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday 11/11/2020
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday 11/18/2020
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday 11/25/2020
5:30pm - 7:30pm
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