Oscar Wilde

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What Peaches and What Penumbras! A musical play concludes Whitman at 200

The last big Whitman at 200 event was Oscar Visits Walt, a musical play about the meeting of two gay poets, Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman.

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WILDE TALES (Quintessence): Where the WILDE things are

Oscar Wilde once wrote to a friend that his two books of fairy tales were intended “partly for children and partly for those who have kept the childlike faculties of…

Marc LeVasseur as Oscar Wilde. Photo by Mark Garvin.

OSCAR WILDE: FROM THE DEPTHS (Lantern): A love that dared not speak its mind

With his brilliant work and tragic arc, Oscar Wilde remains a fascinating figure.

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Chatting with the Lantern’s Charles McMahon about his new play on Oscar Wilde

Charles McMahon discusses the inspiration, themes, and format of his new play on Oscar Wilde, prior to its world premiere with Lantern Theater Company.

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MICKLE STREET (Walnut): There is more to life than theatrics

Philadelphia playwright Michael Whistler’s latest play, Mickle Street, shows Oscar Wilde, 27, searching for an identity and seeking out advice from older poet Walt Whitman.

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OSCAR (Opera Philadelphia): High notes and low in the life of Oscar Wilde

We see the tragedy of Oscar Wilde’s life played out creatively and movingly in OSCAR, a thoughtfully crafted opera by Theodore Morrison and John Cox,

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Mauckingbird): 60-second review

Gender roles play an essential part in much classic literature. How many complex pre-1900 plots would be instantly resolved if a woman could just marry whomever she chose and live…

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Wilde’s curious SALOME at Villanova Theatre

They only believe in things that can’t be seen. Oscar Wilde’s witty drawing room comedies are well known to theatergoers. SALOME, an experimental modernist piece banned for many years from…