12th Mar
18:00 (CET)
Oscar Wilde: Up Close
Speaker: Giles Ramsay
Venue: Cultural Centre and your home (see below)
Date: 12th March at 18:00 (Spanish time)
Sponsor: Hotel Finca el Cerrillo   

"I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works."  I examine the public and private life of one of the world's most original and controversial artists. Born into a moderately respectable Dublin family Oscar Wilde recreated himself as an international celebrity and wrote a series of short stories and plays that charmed the world. In 1890 he also published the last of the great myths - The Picture of Dorian Gray. Ten years later Wilde, devoured by his fame, his demons and his decadence, would be dead.

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