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Wilde in an Hour : Playwrights in an Hour - Emily Esfahani-Smith

Wilde in an Hour

Playwrights in an Hour

Paperback Published: 1st April 2010
ISBN: 9781936232307
Number Of Pages: 83

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After a meeting with Pope Pius IX, Oscar Wilde locked himself in his room emerging only after writing a sonnet inspired by and dedicated to the Pope. Hours later, he visited the protestant cemetery where the Romantic poet, John Keats, was buried. Kneeling at his grave, Wilde ostentatiously declared it to be "the holiest place in Rome." Did Oscar Wilde contradict himself? Did he contain multitudes? He did, to understate the matter - and those complexities were best expressed in his great theatrical works like Lady Windermere's Fan, Salome, and, of course, The Importance of Being Earnest.

Setting the playwright in context to his personal life, social, historical and political events, other writers of influence, and more, you will quickly gain a deep understanding of Wilde and the plays he wrote. Read

ISBN: 9781936232307
ISBN-10: 1936232308
Series: Playwrights in an Hour
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 83
Published: 1st April 2010
Publisher: In an Hour Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.42 x 12.07  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.09