Original Oscar Wilde-Related Guided Walking Tours In New York City.
You may be interested to know, or to be reminded, that I still conduct my guided walking tour which you can see showcased at its new web site Oscar Wilde In New York.
The tour, which visits various Wildean haunts including houses where he lived, and clubs that he visited, has been conducted intermittently since 2002.
The next tour will given for the The Municipal Art Society of New York—details of which can be found here.
Next up in Philadelphia’s Oscar Wilde season is Mickle Street
Mickle Street is a new play about the famous OFOWW/WW meeting of 1882.
As it happens, the encounter between Wilde and Whitman took place not in Mickle Street, but at the home of Walt’s brother, George, in nearby Stevens Street, two years before Whitman purchased the house in Mickle Street that is now a house museum to his memory.
It matters not: the Mickle Street setting gives Walt his own domain and the historically accurate housekeeper integral to the piece. Besides, another reason for forgiving the choice of title is that Mickle Street is not even called Mickle Street any longer. Indeed, one might not be instantly lured into a literary tryst between two gay 19th century poets if Michael Whistler had succumbed to accuracy and called the play “Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard”.
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Philadelphia is the place for Wildeans this Winter
A catalyst and centerpiece of current activity is the Morrison/Cox opera Oscar which had its world premiere in Santa Fe, NM, last year to generally favorable reviews of its singers, orchestra, conductor Evan Rogister, and overall production values. Critics can look forward to an updated libretto for the East Coast premiere.
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OSCAR WILDE ON DRESS | LIMITED EDITION
Limited Bibliophile Edition | Ebook
It is rare that an important contribution by a major author goes unrecorded. Rarer still if the author is Oscar Wilde, the famous poet, writer, dramatist, and much quoted wit, who has been the subject of continual interest and analysis since his death in 1900. But such has been the fate of his 1885 essay The Philosophy Of Dress.
This work now forms the centerpiece of a unique collection of Wilde’s writings on dress and fashion. In the book, in addition to the essay, there are generously annotated and illustrated chapters that analyze the importance of dress to Wilde’s writing career, and a comprehensive review of the influences, trends, characters, and source material that informed his dress philosophy. As a compendium this book includes several period articles and letters by Wilde on dress and fashion, along with related, but rarely published, correspondence.
This first printing of the First Edition is limited to 100 copies and is expected to sell out on general release.
You can order now by visiting the following the link below:
For more and ebook see:
Oscar Wilde In America | An Online Resource
By John Cooper
This is the blog of the non-commercial archive devoted to Oscar Wilde and his time in America, online at:
The web site includes:
- Oscar Wilde’s 1882 Lecture Tour of North America
- A Detailed Analysis of American Quotations
- The Sarony Photographs of Oscar Wilde
- Oscar Wilde’s New York Arrival
and much more…
A main focus of the web site is to verified the itinerary of the 1882 Lecture Tour, the detail of which presents considerable challenges and is necessarily an evolving project. Please provide any information you can to verify tour dates, venues, subjects or other details. I intend the site to be definitive and use only primary sources, and of course all contributions will be credited on the site.