Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde. by Moisés Kaufman. Directed by Veronica Haakonsen. November , Chelsea Theatre Works. Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde. Transforming century-old court transcripts, newspaper accounts, various letters and. A Play by Moises Kaufman. I like to say that Oscar Wilde was the first performance artist. He was a man who chose to live his life with passion. And in trying to.
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Review from my blog: Or should we seek redress, judging the past by present-day standards? Fascinating theatrical examination of the trials of Oscar Wilde but also a beautiful analysis of the way we if and moralize oscad. I was reminded of a production of Diversions and Delights – Vincent Price’s one-man show as Oscar Wilde – which I saw in the late ’70s.
Gross Indecency manages to turn relatively familiar material–the trials and imprisonment of Wilde on charges of sodomy and pederasty–into a damning indictment of the way that government tries to regulate our private lives The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde Transforming century-old court transcripts, newspaper accounts, various letters and telegrams to say nothing of epigrams into one of the most riveting and theatrical pieces of theater currently on the boards, writer-director Moises Kaufman announces himself with “Gross Indecency: Gross Indecency touches on a multitude of themes, from the subversive nature of art and changing strictures on homosexuality to the legacy of Victorian Puritanism and “morality” as a sort of shared public hypocricy.
Read all of Gross Indecency: Lambda Literary Award for Drama It’s a worthwhile read; written in the style of documentary theater. Premier Logo Created with Sketch.
I would love to have the opportunity to see it idnecency. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The language is certainly much easier to follow than the last few plays I’ve read given that they were all Shakespeare and I think there’s a lot that can be learned from this play about morality, art, and the state of the justice system. Winner of the Lambda Literary Award In this stunning work of theater, Moises Kaufman turns the trials of Oscar Wilde into a riveting human and intellectual drama.
I do have the full transcripts of the trials, but I haven’t read them yet. I learned a lot about Wilde himself, about the era, wwilde about the origin triaps the idea of an individual being a homosexual. And indecenncy that sense, this play was I’ve been thinking recently that, as much as I am enjoying the deliciously summery YA fantasy novels, they aren’t really giving me useful information about living me life well.
Nov 27, Reem Sahlol rated it it was amazing.
Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde | play by Kaufman |
A great way to learn about Oscar Wilde’s life in an interesting way. This is a dramatic rendering of the life of Wilde. That’s my next gig! Apparently high school students should be sheltered from all literature that deals with subjects that should socar considered taboo.
When I think of defining myself, I do think of myself as an aesthete and Oscar Wilde certainly is the high priest of that particular cult. This was an intense presentation of the three trials focusing on Wilde’s sexual experiences with younger men.
That it should be so the world does not understand. Thank you, Moises Kaufman. May 26, Bonnie rated it it was amazing Shelves: You can practically hear the “Dun dun” after the prologue. It pushes the concept of “truth,” and how very often that’s a construct of mutual, subjective perspectives.
One of the powerful things about this play is the way it subtly suggests that such constraints are not confined to trals Victorian or Accessible, I’d call it, which isn’t a bad thing. With the right actor playing Wilde this could be amazing theater.
The closest Wilde came to anything resembling a modern sense of gay pride was his defense, a la the ancient Greeks, of an elevated, rather spiritual love between older and younger men. In earlythe Marquess of Queensberry, the father of Wilde’s young lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, left a card at Wilde’s club bearing the phrase “posing somdomite.
Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
Make that both playwrights. As courtroom drama, it’s thrilling. Brilliantly constructed play on a hard topic.
But what surprised me most was that his art was on trial as much as his personal life.