Wednesday, November 30, 2011

On the 111 anniversary of the death of Oscar Wilde a video commentary

111 years ago today Oscar Wilde died and the world lost one of its greatest writers. This fascinating 1997 documentary from Omnibus traces Wilde’s life, loves, and legacy, from his intellectual upbringing to his imprisonment for being openly gay. The film features cameos from Stephen Fry, who played Wilde in the film of the same title, Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant, and prolific British playwright Tom Stoppard, who explore what made Wilde the 20th century’s first true pop celebrity.

Found at Brain Pickings

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