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Oscar Wilde lived from 1854-1900. The English writer tried to be different from others and was often accused of being immoral.In this Film Ideas video, explore Wilde's early life,education, persona, personal life, criticism, and literary success.
his portrait of the multi-talented and self-destructive fin de siècle genius follows Wilde’s meteoric rise and fall. Portraying the many circles—academic, social, theatrical, literary—in Dublin, Oxford, London, and Paris—in which Wilde circulated, and generously sprinkled with Wilde’s infamous bons mots, the program also includes the only known recording by Wilde (of "The Ballad of Reading Gaol").
Irish playwrights faced a conundrum in the 19th century: they could write in Irish and remain relatively obscure, or they could find success by adopting English, the language of the conqueror. Examine how George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde navigated their Irish identity on the London stage. Professor Conner provides political and artistic context to their major works.
Old Bailey, the main courthouse in London, was the scene for a set of trials that captivated England and the literary world. Celebrity, sex, wit, political intrigue, important issues of art and morality and sexuality - learn about the role they all played in the charges against Oscar Wilde for "gross indecency."