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Review: “The Importance of Being Earnest” at Stanford Summer Theater

“I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance,” proclaims Lady Bracknell, offering one of the most scathing social criticisms in “The Importance of Being Earnest” and one that sets the tone for the Stanford Summer Theater’s witty frolic through Oscar Wilde’s London high society. “Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone. The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever.”

King of computers

From a very early age, Stanford Computer Science Professor Eric Roberts had a ready answer whenever people asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. “I always knew that I wanted to be a professor,” Roberts said. “When everyone else wanted to be a fireman, I wanted to be a professor.” He’s…