The Picture of Dorian Gray (Osborne)

by  John Osborne, Oscar Wilde

Full Length Play, Drama  /  11m, 4f

"Osborne has done much more than a scissors and paste job on Wilde's famous story. He has... created a sense of evil through implication." - Guardian

"John Osborne... has found in Oscar Wilde's macabre morality a velveted barouche for…

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The Picture of Dorian Gray (Osborne)

by  John Osborne Oscar Wilde

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The author of Look Back in Anger, Inadmissible Evidence, and The Entertainer has created a brilliant dramatization of this classic about a man who retains his youth while the decay of advancing years and moral corruption appears on a portrait painted by one of his lovers.
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"Osborne has done much more than a scissors and paste job on Wilde's famous story. He has... created a sense of evil through implication." - Guardian "John Osborne... has found in Oscar Wilde's macabre morality a velveted barouche for his

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John Osborne

John James Osborne was born in London on 12 December 1929 and died in Shropshire on 24th December 1994. He was married five times. His first wife was actress Pamela Lane. Pamela was the basis for the character of Alison in LOOK BACK IN ANGER, outlived John and all his subsequent wives and died in October 2010. Pame ...

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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) was born in Dublin to Sir William Wilde and his wife Jane. While studying at Oxford, he was fascinated by the aesthetic movement and eventually became a proponent for L'art pour l'art ("Art for Art's Sake"), and wrote the award-winning poem Ravenna. After he graduated in 1879, he moved to Chel ...

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