Reinventing Oscar Wilde’s A Woman of No Importance
Year 10 English A
(ATL attribute: Collaborative and Communication skills)
Before the Mid-Autumn Festival holidays, Year 10 English A students put their collaborative and communication skills to the test with a challenge to reinvent Oscar Wilde’s play, A Woman of No Importance.
In groups of three, students were given the task of rewriting the opening to the play and modernising the language in order to discover the hidden meanings of the witty character dialogue. By placing the play in a modern setting, students were also able to appreciate andunderstand how their reading of Wilde’s work is affected by the original Victorian context of the play.
Furthermore, students displayed many of the key attributes stated in the IB Learner Profile, specifically that of a risk-taker and participant, by performing their rewritten scenes in class before their peers.