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Articles Tagged 'Oscar Wilde'

Oscar Wilde

8 Oscar Wilde Adaptations Worth Watching Again

Rupert Everett has already starred in two Oscar Wilde film adaptations, The Ideal Husband (1999) and The Importance of Being Earnest (2002). Now here he is in the role of the poet and playwright himself, in the biopic The Happy Prince, premiering today (October 10). Everett also wrote and directed the film, which examines the final […]

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The Brit List: Top Five Oscar Wilde Epigrams

Here at Anglophenia, we’re just wild about Oscar Wilde, which is why we are solemnly noting tomorrow’s 112th anniversary of his death. The Irish-born playwright and novelist, renowned for his wit, died in disgrace and poverty in a grotty Paris hotel on November 30, 1900. “My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the […]

Oscar Wilde’s Tombstone Damaged By Kisses

There’s a statue in Pere Lachaise cemetery, which guards the final resting place of Oscar Wilde. For some reason, over the past 20 years, it has become the custom for people visiting the tomb to give it a kiss. As you can see from this picture, it’s all about leaving lipstick kisses all over the […]