The Cambridge Companion to Oscar Wilde

The Cambridge Companion to Oscar Wilde The Cambridge Companion to Oscar Wilde offers an essential introduction to one of the theater s most important and enigmatic writers Although a general overview the volume also offers some of the lat

  • Title: The Cambridge Companion to Oscar Wilde
  • Author: Peter Raby
  • ISBN: 9780521474719
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Cambridge Companion to Oscar Wilde offers an essential introduction to one of the theater s most important and enigmatic writers Although a general overview, the volume also offers some of the latest thinking on the dramatist and his impact on the twentieth century Part One places Wilde s work within the cultural and historical context of his time and includes an opeThe Cambridge Companion to Oscar Wilde offers an essential introduction to one of the theater s most important and enigmatic writers Although a general overview, the volume also offers some of the latest thinking on the dramatist and his impact on the twentieth century Part One places Wilde s work within the cultural and historical context of his time and includes an opening essay by Wilde s grandson, Merlin Holland Part Two looks at Wilde s essential work as playwright and general writer The third group of essays examines the themes and factors that shaped Wilde s work and includes Wilde and his view of the Victorian woman, Wilde s sexual identities, and interpreting Wilde on stage The volume provides a detailed chronology of Wilde s work, a bibliography for further reading, and illustrations from important productions.

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