Exhibition: Oscar Wilde – from decadence to despair

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  • Ireland

  • 07 - 26 November 2017

  • 10:00
  • FREE

The first major Irish exhibition on Oscar Wilde is currently being hosted in Trinity’s Long Room, featuring letters, photographs, theatre programmes, books and memorabilia, maps out the Anglo-Irish playwright’s meteoric rise to fame and also his dramatic fall from grace. Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress and glittering conversation, Oscar Wilde is one of the best known Irish personalities of the 19th century and was one of the great writers of the Victorian era. Besides literary accomplishments, Wilde became a figure of some notoriety for his lifestyle and involvement in the ‘art for art’s sake’ aesthetic movement as well as the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death. Now Trinity College Dublin is celebrating one of its most famous alumni with an exhibition entitled ‘From Decadence to Despair’ in Trinity’s Long Room and an accompanying online exhibition: http://www.tcd.ie/library/manuscripts/blog/2017/10/launch-of-first-major-irish-exhibition-on-oscar-wilde-from-decadence-to-despair/

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