A Play Review of ''Gross Indeceny: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde'' Book Review by Krishire

A Play Review of ''Gross Indeceny: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde''
A basic review of Moises Kaufman's play "Gross Indeceny: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde'' that describes the legal trials of Oscar Wilde.
# 147089 | 892 words | 0 sources | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 21, 2011 in Drama and Theater (General)


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This is a review of the play "Gross Indeceny: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde'' by Moises Kaufman, that depicts the sex scandal that bankrupted and imprisoned Oscar Wilde. The paper explains how Kaufman uses a clever combination of drama and historical facts to develop the play into a well produced theatrical performance.

From the Paper:

''Depicting the sex scandal that bankrupted and imprisoned one of the Victorians Era`s uprising playwrights, Moisis Kaufman tells the story of Oscar Wilde through his play. Kaufman uses a clever combination of drama and historical facts to develop this play into a well produced theatrical performance. The play is a splendid patchwork blend of historical documents ranging from newspaper clippings to autobiographies and Kaufman makes no attempt to hide the seams of his research. When the play begins, the audience is thrust amidst a heated court room scene where the playwright Wilde is being put on trial for his actions towards a young man named Alfred Douglas. The father of Douglas, the Marquees of Queensbury, is the one prosecuting Wilde for acts of homosexuality with his son and other random young men. The play unfolds with proper court proceedings and tidbits of dialogue between characters outside the courtroom, before and after the trials. For the rest of the play, we the audience is plunged head first into the public scandals and conflicts that afflicted Oscar Wilde and Alfred Douglas in a magnetic theatrical production that draws the audience to its plot and characters.''

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A Play Review of ''Gross Indeceny: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde'' (2011, February 21) Retrieved December 11, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/a-play-review-of-gross-indeceny-the-three-trials-of-oscar-wilde-147089/

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"A Play Review of ''Gross Indeceny: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde''" 21 February 2011. Web. 11 December. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/a-play-review-of-gross-indeceny-the-three-trials-of-oscar-wilde-147089/>

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