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This book revisits Oscar Wildes major writings through the field of performance studies Wilde wrote about performance as a cultural dialectic as a form of serious and critical play and as the basis of a subversive poetics In his studies at Oxford University his famous lecture tour of the United States and Canada his friendships with famous actresses Sarah Bernhardt and Lillie Langtry the writing of his critical essays The Picture of Dorian Gray Salome and his society comedies and culminating in his post prison writings De Profundis and The Ballad of Reading Gaol Wilde develops a rich theory of performance that addresses aesthetics ethics identity and individualism This book also traces Wildes often troubled relationship with late Victorian society in terms of its attempts to define his public performances by stereotyping him as both irrelevant and dangerous from the early newspaper caricatures to its later description of him as a sexual monster

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