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Maud Allan & The Cult of the Clitoris: the trial of the century

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A 1918 newspaper article headlined The Cult of the Clitoris destroyed the career of the most famous dancer on Earth. It implied that Maud Allan was both a lesbian and a dangerous femme fatale, undermining the British war effort by encouraging sexual deviance. Total tomfuckery. The suggestion Maud Allan influenced World War I was ludicrous. …

the happy prince kim carpenter australian ballet

In February 2020, the Australian Ballet premiered Graeme Murphy’s interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince. Theatre legend Kim Carpenter adapted the story with Graeme Murphy and designed the costumes and sets. Following an acclaimed opening at Brisbane’s QPAC, pandemic restrictions forced the cancellation of the Melbourne and Sydney seasons. Before the cancellation, Kim Carpenter …

Oscar Wilde's classic comedy Lady Windemere's Fan

Nash Theatre in New Farm is bringing Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy “Lady Windemere’s Fan” to Brisbane next month. Set over a 24 hour period, Lady Windermere’s Fan is as relevant today as it was when first performed in London in 1892. The story concerns Lady Windermere, who suspects that her husband is having an affair …

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Oscar Wilde went to prison 120 years ago for crimes relating to homosexuality. More then 120 years later and the same HM Prison Reading is celebrating Oscar Wilde as an artist. The famous playwright and poet sent to Reading gaol in 1895. He served two years of hard labour for “gross indecency” with men. During …

oscar wilde GREATEST QUOTES

Celebrated as one of the greatest wits to ever live, Oscar Wilde’s greatest quotes are some of literature’s most repeated lines. From his brilliant plays such as The Importance of Being Earnest to his classic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde’s words were always as ingenious as they were entertaining. As the world’s first gay …