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Oscar Wilde
12/05/2016 at 12:31. Facebook
The Petit Palais is delighted to be presenting the first major exhibition in France devoted to the famous writer Oscar Wilde (Dublin 1854 – Paris 1900).

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
12/04/2016 at 08:39. Facebook
Boston Modern Orchestra Project in conjunction with Odyssey Opera semi-staged Lowell Liebermann’s The Picture of Dorian Gray at Jordan Hall on Friday the 18th with excellent results. [continued]

Wilde’s Luxuriant Novel Makes Effective Opera

Oscar Wilde
12/02/2016 at 17:37. Facebook
Oscar Wilde
12/01/2016 at 19:24. Facebook
Watch writer & performer Patti Smith read an abridged version of Wilde's "De Profundis" at Reading Prison...

Watch the reading in its entirety here: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Oscar Wilde
12/01/2016 at 02:34. Facebook
Today we remember the life of Oscar Wilde on the anniversary of his death in Paris at the age of 46.

"It is silly of you, for there is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about."
Today is the 116th anniversary of the death of Oscar Wilde.

“This wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. Either it goes or I do.”
― Oscar Wilde
“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.”
― Lady Caroline Pontefract from "A Woman of No Importance"
If portraits don’t decay with age, neither do operas. Friday at Jordan Hall, Odyssey Opera and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project presented a semi-staged production of Lowell Liebermann’s adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray.

‘Picture of Dorian Gray’ stands the test of time - The Boston Globe

Britain pardons men it once imprisoned for gay acts — and highlights the injustice of its detention policy for migrants today.

Oscar Wilde, a Refugee of His Time

"It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious."
--Lord Darlington from "Lady Windermere's Fan" (1892)

Instagram photo by Vintage & Anchor Books • Nov 19, 2016 at 1:12am UTC

Wilde had to be discreet with his double meanings - In Pan Pan’s arch and fractured riff on his life and work, they try to have him both ways

The Importance of Nothing review: Oscar Wilde absorbed and radically repurposed

Composer Lowell Liebermann’s operatic adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s famous novel will have its first New England performance in a joint production of Odyssey Opera and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.

Casting a Wilde spell with a ‘Dorian Gray’ opera - The Boston Globe

“And yet it was not the mystery, but the comedy of suffering that struck him; its absolute uselessness, its grotesque want of meaning. How incoherent everything seemed! How lacking in all harmony! He was amazed at the discord between the shallow optimism of the day, and the real facts of existence. He was still very young.”
―from "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime"
An exhibition in Paris looks at the many sides of Oscar Wilde, while new research suggests that a scandalous salon hostess may have helped carry his legacy into the 20th century.

The Paris Exhibit Celebrating The Scandalous Brilliance of Oscar Wilde

The Hollywood actor will read the Irish writer's poem The Ballad of Reading Gaol from the former prison's chapel

Rupert Everett to give intimate Oscar Wilde reading in Reading

Fintan O'Toole visits the cell where Wilde was imprisoned, and finds it haunted by the ghosts of more anonymous victims

Oscar Wilde’s suffering makes holy ground of Reading Gaol

The award-winning actor will read Wilde's final work at the exhibition in December

Rupert Everett to give intimate Oscar Wilde reading in Reading Prison

Singer and artist Patti Smith reads from Oscar Wilde’s 100-page letter De Profundis, which he wrote during his two-year incarceration in Reading Prison. For the first time this notorious prison has opened to the public where artists, writers, performers and ex-prisoners have been responding to the work of Wilde and the environment of the prison itself. Exhibition curated by Artangel

Patti Smith reads from Oscar Wilde in HM Prison Reading

"Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away."
"Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is always Judas who writes the biography."
―from "The Critic as Artist" (1891)