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Oscar Wilde
01/16/2017 at 05:57. Facebook
"We caught the tread of dancing feet,
We loitered down the moonlit street,
And stopped beneath the harlot's house."
--from "The Harlot's House" by Oscar Wilde
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"In this sumptuous and perceptive biography, Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wilde emerges yet again as a 'natural imposter,' espousing 'art for art's sake' in the 1890s, successful playwright and novelist, bristling with wit, assaulting conventional Victorian proprieties, celebrating the Greek body over the Christian soul, a pagan hedonism over Christian duty, reveling in paradoxes and upended turns...
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Key to cell at Reading Gaol – scene of author’s ballad – auctioned at Sotheby’s in London

Original key to Oscar Wilde’s prison cell sells for £15,000

Detail from the portrait of Oscar Wilde at the age of 27 by Robert Goodloe Harper Pennington.

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Moisés Kaufman's enduring drama of Oscar Wilde's three trials for homosexual behavior in late 19th Century England will be presented through a new lens with the casting of female actors in some of the roles traditionally played by men. Promethean's Artistic Director...
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Rupert Everett has hailed the works of Oscar Wilde, who was imprisoned for homosexual acts, as resonant in a world where some people are still punished for being gay.

Rupert Everett hails 'resonant' Oscar Wilde during prison reading

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

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]

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"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."