WILDE WITHOUT THE BOY & THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL
A dramatisation of De Profundis by Oscar Wilde.
Directed and dramatised by the award-winning Gareth Armstrong
At Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Friday 16 Oct 2015, 7:45pm
Performed by Gerard Logan, Wilde Without the Boy is a dramatic interpretation of De Profundis, the letter Oscar Wilde wrote to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, from his cell in Reading gaol. Two years previously, Wilde had been imprisoned for acts of gross indecency with other males.
Brilliant, loving, witty and passionate, Wilde Without the Boy is a glimpse into the humbled, bruised, loving soul of one of the greatest geniuses ever to have lived.
Written by Oscar Wilde after his release from prison, The Ballad of Reading Gaol is a poem narrating the execution of Charles Thomas Wooldridge, who was convicted of murdering his wife.
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