The Importance Of Being Oscar


An Entertainment on the Life and Works of Oscar Wilde
21.6 x 13.8 cm.     71pp.    1995
Facsimile of the 1978 2nd Dolmen edition

ISBN: 978-0-85105-510-7

Originally created by the author as a one man show that was first produced at the Gate Theatre in Dublin in 1960 to rapturous reviews, and over the next fifteen years performed by him all over the world,  the most recent production was performed by Simon Callow at the Savoy Theatre in 1998. Originally published by the Dolmen Press in 1963, critics acclaimed the text as ‘an outstandingly skilful and memorable tribute from one Irish artist to another’ (Micheal O hAodha, The Irish Press), and ‘every bit as Wildeanly witty as Oscar at his best’ (Quidnunc in The Irish Times). The present printing uses the designs mac Liammóir produced for the record sleeves for his recording of the work.