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Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde

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A riveting new play — a critically acclaimed Off Broadway hit — that enacts Oscar Wide's tragic downfall with tremendous feeling and startling theatricality, A Vintage Original.<P>Like Mamet's Oleanna, the play everyone was talking about a few years ago, Gross Indecency has sparked widespread discussion. It has tapped into reawakened interest in Wilde, who is also the subject of two forthcoming movies.<P>This multi-layered, complex work takes us beyond what we thought we knew about Wilde; it will be taught and will backlist forever.<P>"A dazzling coup de theatre, at once compelling history and chilling human drama". — Time<P>"Thrilling ... unforgettable, maybe even life-changing ... deftly tells the story of the downfall of a great artist with the inevitability and much of the monumentality of a Greek tragedy". — USA Today

Synopsis:

In April 1895 Oscar Wilde brought a libel suit against the Marquess of Queensberry, the father of his youthful lover, who had publicly maligned him as a sodomite. In doing so, England's reigning man of letters set in motion a series of events that would culminate in his ruin and imprisonment. For within a year the bewildered Wilde himself was on trial for acts of "gross indecency" and - implicity - for a vision of art that outraged Victorian propriety. In this work of the theater - a smash hit Off Broadway - Moises Kaufman turns the trials of Oscar Wilde into a riveting human and intellectual drama. Expertly interweaving courtroom testimony with excerpts from Wilde's writings and the words of his contemporaries, Gross Indecency unveils its subject in all his genius and human frailty, his age in all its complacency and repression.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375702327
Editor:
Kushner, Tony
Introduction:
Walther, LuAnn
Introduction by:
Kushner, Tony
Introduction:
Kushner, Tony
Author:
Kaufman, Moises
Author:
Walther, LuAnn
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
American
Subject:
American drama (dramatic works by one author)
Subject:
Wilde, Oscar
Subject:
Walde, cscar, 1854-1900
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Wilde, Oscar - Drama
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Subject:
drama;plays;play;theatre;oscar wilde
Edition Number:
lst ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.04x5.20x.50 in. .37 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In April 1895 Oscar Wilde brought a libel suit against the Marquess of Queensberry, the father of his youthful lover, who had publicly maligned him as a sodomite. In doing so, England's reigning man of letters set in motion a series of events that would culminate in his ruin and imprisonment. For within a year the bewildered Wilde himself was on trial for acts of "gross indecency" and - implicity - for a vision of art that outraged Victorian propriety. In this work of the theater - a smash hit Off Broadway - Moises Kaufman turns the trials of Oscar Wilde into a riveting human and intellectual drama. Expertly interweaving courtroom testimony with excerpts from Wilde's writings and the words of his contemporaries, Gross Indecency unveils its subject in all his genius and human frailty, his age in all its complacency and repression.
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