The Trials of Oscar Wilde

The Trials of Oscar Wilde

The Trials of Oscar Wilde

by: John O'Connor, Merlin Holland

by: John O'Connor, Merlin Holland

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The Trials of Oscar Wilde

The Trials of Oscar Wilde

by: John O'Connor, Merlin Holland

by: John O'Connor, Merlin Holland

Overview

Thursday 14 February 1895 was the triumphant opening night of The Importance of Being Earnest and the zenith of Wilde’s career. Less than 100 days later, he found himself a common prisoner sentenced to two years hard labour.

 

So what happened during the trials and what did Wilde say? Was he persecuted or the author of his own downfall? Using the actual words spoken in court, we can feel what it was like to be in the company of a flawed genius - as this less than ideal husband was suddenly reduced to a man of no importance.

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  • Genre: Biography
  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Cast Attributes: Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Flexible casting

Authors

John O'Connor

John is an actor, director, writer and producer. He studied Drama at the University of Manchester before living and working in Japan. In 2002, he founded the touring theatre group European Arts Company (www.europeanarts.co.uk). Their first production was a British Council sponsored tour of Greece with Harold Pinter's T ...

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Merlin Holland

Merlin Holland, the only grandson of Oscar Wilde, is an author living in France. For the last thirty years he has been researching his grandfather's life and works and writes, lectures and broadcasts regularly on the subject in English, French and German. His publications include Irish Peacock and Scarlet Marquess, the ...

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