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Oscar Wilde Events (13K)

This virtual exhibition was created to accompany a display in the Library's galleries between
10 November and 4 February 2001.

A programme of performance and cinema events complements the exhibition. It demonstrates Wilde’s versatility and his fantastic popular appeal to adults and children, men and women alike.
Venue: The British Library Conference Centre

Monday 13 November 2000, 18.15-19.15
Richard Coles and guests discuss The Epigrams of Oscar Wilde
£7.50; £6.00 concessions

Tuesday 28 November, 18.15-21.00
Merlin Holland introduces The Trials of Oscar Wilde (feature film)
£5.00; £3.50 concessions

Sunday 3 December 2000, 15.00-16.30 (includes interval)
Anna Carteret and Paula Wilcox present Wilde Wilde Women -an anthology of Oscar Wilde’s best writing for actresses, the female audience and the women in his life.
£7.50; £6.00 concessions

Tuesday 12 December 2000, 18.15-19.15
Owen Dudley Edwards discusses The Irishness of Oscar Wilde
£5.00; £3.50 concessions

Sunday 17 December 2000, 15.00-16.00
Patrick Marley reads The Canterville Ghost and The Selfish Giant - a pre-Christmas treat for children and adults.
£5.00; £3.50 concessions

Tuesday 9 January 2001, 18.15-19.15
Simon Ward and Joseph Millson perform The Decay of Lying
£7.50; £6.00 concessions

Sunday 21 January 2001, 15.00-16.10
Corin Redgrave performs De Profundis, Wilde’s moving letter to Lord Alfred Douglas

Followed by 16.30-17.40
The British cinema premiere of Two Loves- a portrait of Lord Alfred Douglas
£7.50; £6.00 concessions

Tuesday 30 January 2001, 18.15-19.30
Merlin Holland on Oscar Wilde Goes West
£5.00; £3.50 concessions

Sunday 4 February 2001, 15.00-16.30
The Picture of Dorian Gray –Act One of a new musical by Rupert Holmes
£7.50; £6.00 concessions


Free Pearson Gallery Talks 12.00pm
Alan Titchard in costume leads a witty commentary through the highlights of the exhibition on six Sundays: 3,10 and 17 Dec 2000 and 7,14 and 21 Jan 2001


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