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Oscar Wilde Grandson Scorns 'New' Play | Culture | The Guardian

09/16/2011 04:39 am ET | Updated Nov 15, 2011

The grandson of Oscar Wilde is accusing an Olivier award-winning theatre company of "dishonesty" over its claims that it is staging "the world premiere of the only unproduced Oscar Wilde play".

Merlin Holland told the Guardian that his grandfather did no more than devise a "minimal" scenario – just a few paragraphs – for a drama called Constance, which Wilde jotted down in a letter of 1894. "He never wrote a word of the play."

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