On October 3, students from Dr. Jane Fisher’s English 309 Transatlantic Modernism course crossed the Canadian border to attend the Shaw Festival’s production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.
Students studied the comedy before planning this trip, which was generously funded by College of Arts & Sciences Dean Tom Chambers.
The fall weather was beautiful and class members explored Niagara-on-the Lake before the matinee. Afterwards, they compared favorite lines and characters from the play, such as the famous aphorism “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”
Submitted by: Jane Fisher, associate professor, English