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The Judas Kiss

Stage Door: The Judas Kiss

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.30.2016 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Oscar Wilde's story - his rise and fall - remains fascinating. His plays were the toast of London and his 1895 masterwork The Importance of Being Earnest, was being staged at the time of his scandalous trial.

First Nighter: Rupert Everett a Grand Oscar Wilde in David Hare's 'The Judas Kiss'

David Finkle | Posted 05.17.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

David Hare, who turns his plays out one on top of the next, can be sly when he wants. The Judas Kiss--about Oscar Wilde on the day he's arrested (April 6, 1895) for indecency and then, in the second act, revisited sometime after he's been released from Reading Goal--doesn't begin with Wilde (Rupert Everett) and his notorious lover, Alfred, Lord Douglas, known as Bosie (Charlie Rowe).

First Nighter: In London With Oscar Wilde, Harold Pinter, Charles Dickens and Former Movie Star William Haines

David Finkle | Posted 04.29.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Rupert Everett has just won an award for playing Oscar Wilde in David Hare's melancholy play, The Judas Kiss, at the Duke of York's, and it's not difficult to reckon why.