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Students Have Creative License for Bunbury Project

After their unit on the Victorian-era play The Importance of Being Earnest by British playwright Oscar Wilde, the ninth grade students in Mr. Lang’s English classes invented their own “Bunbury” characters.
In Wilde’s play, the character Algernon makes up a person named “Bunbury” to provide himself with an easy excuse to get out of various social commitments. The play’s Bunbury is described as an invalid, but students in Mr. Lang’s classes had license to construct any variety of Bunbury to allow them to escape a number of obligations. 
 
Some students invented younger siblings, elderly relatives, and more. Mr. Lang’s students could earn extra credit by dressing up as their Bunbury character. 
 
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