Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde’s restored honour and Samuel Beckett’s swims | Letters
Letters: MH Delap on Wilde’s name being restored to his school’s honours board, and CDC Armstrong on a Samuel Beckett’s activities in and on the water


22, Oct, 2021 @4:44 PM

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Dorian review – dizzying descent into Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece
This experimental adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray is a riotous homage to queer culture

Miriam Gillinson

20, Oct, 2021 @10:52 AM

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Enniskillen mounts Oscar Wilde tribute with flight of gold-leaf swallows
Installation inspired by The Happy Prince will be accompanied by similar celebration of Samuel Beckett, who like Wilde was educated in the town

Alison Flood

15, Oct, 2021 @11:55 AM

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Top 10 magical short stories | Uschi Gatward
From Oscar Wilde to Dorothy Parker and Sherman Alexie, these stories capture enchantments that are often camouflaged in ordinary life

Uschi Gatward

01, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Rotten luck for England? Never mind the lyrics | Brief letters
Brief letters: Sex Pistols | HGV rules | Named driver | Milking cows | Oscar Wilde | Masks


08, Jul, 2021 @4:37 PM

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It’s curtains for short hair as Jack Grealish resurrects centre parting
Late 90s curtains of David Beckham and Hugh Grant are making a comeback, and not just on the football pitch

Priya Elan

02, Jul, 2021 @1:09 PM

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A half-shaven head? A handbag of snails at a cocktail party? I just adore a true eccentric | Hannah Jane Parkinson
There is probably something in the idea that quirkiness or slightly odd behaviour might have a link with mental illness, neurodiversity or creative skill

Hannah Jane Parkinson

21, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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New theatre in Reading opens with modern take on Oscar Wilde play
In the town where the playwright was imprisoned, a new venue for the Reading Rep company is to run a ‘radical’ version of The Picture of Dorian Gray

Chris Wiegand

12, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Picture of Dorian Gray review – the ugly face of social media
Eternal youth and beauty exist only online in this thoroughly modern adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s fable, which counts Stephen Fry and Joanna Lumley among its impressive cast

Arifa Akbar

16, Mar, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Joanna Lumley on The Picture of Dorian Gray: 'Obsession with beauty is so relevant today'
As the actor appears in a new production of Oscar Wilde’s story, she talks about modelling, her anxieties for young people and the ‘Pandora’s box’ of social media

Chris Wiegand

14, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Sworn enemies: the real story of Old Bailey clash that ruined Oscar Wilde
Playwright’s grandson reveals letter that tells of deep loathing felt for Wilde by lawyer in libel trial

Dalya Alberge

24, Jan, 2021 @6:44 AM

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The Picture of Dorian Gray review – Eryn Jean Norvill dazzles in ambitious, whip-smart production
Kip Williams directs the actor through 26 different characters in a tirelessly inventive performance that taps into our collective fears and obsessions

Cassie Tongue

29, Nov, 2020 @1:36 AM

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