Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde. by Moisés Kaufman. Directed by Veronica Haakonsen. November , Chelsea Theatre Works. Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde. Transforming century-old court transcripts, newspaper accounts, various letters and. A Play by Moises Kaufman. I like to say that Oscar Wilde was the first performance artist. He was a man who chose to live his life with passion. And in trying to.

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Jul 08, Jeannie Zeck rated it really liked it. And while, I’ll keep reading though those series, I also want to make an effort to read books that speak to questions I have in my daily life.

Sep 04, Susanna rated it liked it Recommends it for: I like this project for Kaufman infinitely better than The Laramie Project sorry fans. Oct 15, Rae rated it it was amazing Shelves: The closest Wilde came to anything resembling a modern sense of gay pride was his defense, a la grosz ancient Greeks, of an elevated, rather spiritual love between older threr younger men. Thank you, Moises Kaufman. This is a dramatic rendering of the life of Wilde.

Feb 04, jenice rated it really liked it Shelves: It has the touches of Moises Kaufmann which have become familiar to me since I co-directed The Laramie Project a couple of years ago, but this script is a little more streamlined, with fewer characters and locations.

For the most part, the case speaks directly to the audience It doesn’t offer anything spectacular in terms of dialogue, plot or atmosphere, but it gets the job done. I was reminded of a production of Diversions and Delights – Vincent Price’s one-man show as Oscar Wilde – which I saw in the late ’70s. As a fan of both classic literature and the true-crime genre, I really enjoyed reading this one.


Nov 27, Reem Sahlol rated it it was amazing.

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Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde

She won so, in the end, the whole class won. Hardly a week goes by without an attempted parliamentary coup. While Emerson is the standout, the rest of the cast holds its own, from Dawes as the petulant, flirtatious Lord Alfred and Blumenfeld as the blustery Queensberry to the terrifically versatile ensemble of Narrators.

The result is trizls play that will be read and studied for decades to come. It is a funny, moving, and informative depiction of the court cases that brought Wilde from the heights of critical and popular success to the lows of a being a convict and dying in poverty. I do have the full transcripts of the trials, but I haven’t read them yet.

Nov 19, Jill rated it liked it. A simple retelling of Wilde’s trials, this is a straightforward play but one that fans of Wilde will likely enjoy. Not to say it’s repetitive, but it’s interesting to see how Kaufman visualizes and synthesizes in similar fashions.

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I love minimalist sets, I love actors being used in multiple roles, and I love walking away from a play feeling like I’ve learned something.

I have found the love of my life, am not struggling through high school, and find it highly unlikely that I will bump into any un-dead individuals. Triaals got a lot of information–but not artistic pleasure– out of reading this play. The tawdry courtroom spectacle stoops so low as to include a string of young hustlers cleverly presented onstage in period underwear testifying against their former patron.


New York Times Director Moises Kaufman shaped a sharply intelligent, dramatically fresh take on a subject that would seem to have been exhausted. I usually have trouble reading plays I so much prefer to see them performed but that was not a problem at all with this one. It’s not overly done, it’s straightforward, it’s poignant and its beautifully written.

Robert Tanitch, The Independent London. Still, many happy memories from doing lights for this play at a small community theater caused me triaals pick it up again, and I’m glad I did.

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Mar 05, J rated it liked it Wulde Please fill out this field with valid email address. David Richards, Washington Post. The conflict between art and morality is osscar play’s theme and subject matter. It pushes the concept of “truth,” and how very often that’s a construct of mutual, subjective perspectives. Oscar Wilde was fantastic and didn’t deserve any of this shit. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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