Tag : oscar wilde

Terrifying Tales

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With Halloween upon us, it is time to embrace all that is ghoulish and gothic. Here are the perfect books to get you into the Halloween spirit. Dracula by Bram Stoker This literary classic follows a vampire hunt as Jonathan Harker and his companions chase Count Dracula as he threatens … Read More

RSC Salome Review

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Juliette Rowsell challenges the ambitious desires of Owen Horsley as he reshapes Oscar Wilde’s female-centric tale into an all-male performance reflecting, the struggle of its playwright. Salome has always been a play intoxicated with its own mystery. But tonight in Owen Horsley’s production of Oscar Wilde’s most serious play, this … Read More

NT Salome Review

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Chloe-Louise Saunders recounts the National Theatre’s immersive and intense take on Wilde’s late Victorian tale – while vibrant and nuanced, is this a play where less is more? It’s a Saturday night, my red wine is in my hand (what I believe to be a perfect aesthetic representation of what … Read More

TV | Freeview Flicks of the week – Bridesmaids, Oldboy and the Importance of Being Earnest

4 years ago / 0 comments

Our weekly LSi best freeview flicks picks are here! This week we discover the importance of being earnest, rock out on a pirate radio boat and tackle some difficult bridesmaids. MONDAY – The Importance of Being Earnest (BBC2 10:25) Writer Oscar Wilde is most famous for his wit, satire and … Read More

Books: Top Five Funny Fictions

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Saluting this week’s big interviewee Phillip Breen, and the arrival of The Merry Wives Of Windsor to the RSC in Stratford, Catherine Brett directs amusement towards the funniest books out there. 1. Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall by Spike Milligan The first of Spike Milligan’s priceless war autobiographies … Read More

Books: Classic of the Week – The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

6 years ago / 0 comments

‘Everybody is clever nowadays… The thing has become a public nuisance. I wish to goodness we had a few fools left’ Callie White gives a little nod towards the opening of The Merry Wives of Windsor with a review of another classic comedy. The Importance of Being Earnest is by … Read More