Oscar Wilde

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From prison to refuge: fight to turn Oscar Wilde’s Reading gaol into arts hub
Campaigners hope bid to develop site of prison where famous poem was composed may finally succeed

Esther Addley

25, Mar, 2023 @12:44 PM

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A moment that changed me: I was a personal trainer – then my teenage cousin pushed me to go to university
The tutor on my exercise science course pointed me towards literature, and I began to read voraciously. It was the start of a love affair that led to my first novel

Derek Owusu

08, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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What happened to the bust from Jim Morrison’s grave? | Brief letters
Brief letters: Père-Lachaise cemetery | Days brightened by John Crace | Lessons for the left | Eric Allison’s million-pound answer

06, Nov, 2022 @6:20 PM

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‘I don’t have those stone testicles’: curator reveals secrets and myths of Paris’s famous cemetery
Benoît Gallot balances the needs of the city with those beating a path to legends such as Oscar Wilde at Père-Lachaise

Kim Willsher in Paris

04, Nov, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The Importance of Being Earnest review – knockabout fun with Wilde’s genteel wit
Denzel Westley-Sanderson’s staging of the high-society comedy adds a welcome dose of playfulness amid the cucumber sandwiches

Mark Fisher

09, Sep, 2022 @1:21 PM

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Noises Off: the farce masterclass that is truly revealing
Michael Frayn’s comedy is not just extremely funny but also acknowledges the fragile artifice of order – in theatre and the world beyond

Michael Billington

08, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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From Gentleman Jack’s hat to Olly Alexander’s cape: 10 objects that tell Britain’s queer history
With drag queens’ dresses, erotic drawings, even a prison door, Queer Britain’s new exhibition distills centuries of LGBTQ+ life. Here are the highlights

Louis Staples

01, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘My experience was not #MeToo, it was #HerToo’: Eryn Jean Norvill on her life-changing return to the stage
Three years after being an unwilling protagonist in a media circus, the actor reflects on her career-defining turn in Dorian Gray – and what comes next

Elissa Blake

06, May, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Prisoner C33 review – Trevor Nunn directs a wretched, wonderful Wilde
In this dark, poetic one-man play, Toby Stephens gives it his all as the wrecked writer – imprisoned for gay sex in 1895 – as he rues his misfortunes with his younger self

Rebecca Nicholson

01, May, 2022 @9:10 PM

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Top 10 mirrored lives in fiction
From Oscar Wilde to Daisy Johnson, parallel lives – and what they say about choices and circumstance – have long been a source of fascination and inspiration for novelists

Alex Hyde

23, Mar, 2022 @3:37 PM

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Banksy offers to raise £10m to buy Reading prison for art centre
Artist would sell stencil used to paint mural depicting what was thought to be Oscar Wilde on listed building

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

05, Dec, 2021 @6:41 PM

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Better or worse off? There’s nothing in it | Brief letters
Brief letters: Autumn budget | Shambolic governments | Oscar Wilde | Raspberry picking

29, Oct, 2021 @5:20 PM

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