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Gross indecency : the three trials of Oscar Wilde

Autore: Moises Kaufman
Editore: New York : Vintage Books, 1998.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : English : lst edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Legal drama (Literature)
Biographical drama
Historical drama
Drama
Persona incaricata: Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Moises Kaufman
ISBN: 0375702326 9780375702327
Numero OCLC: 37594724
Note: "A Vintage original."
Riconoscimenti: Lambda Literary Award, 1997
Descrizione: xv, 143 p. ; 21 cm.
Responsabilità: Moises Kaufman.

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"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."--Jacket.

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