The Oscar Wilde collection

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  • Creator British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Format 3-D Objects, Models, Sculpture; Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication [London] : BBC Video ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2002?]
  • Physical Details
    • 2 videodiscs (456 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
  • ISBNs 0790768704, 9780790768700
  • OCLC ocm49717357
  • Credits
    • Importance of being earnest: Joan Plowright, Paul McGann, Amanda Redman, Rupert Frazer, Natalie Ogle, Gemma Jones, Alec McCowen. Picture of Dorian Grey: Jeremy Brett, Peter Firth, John Gielgud, Gwen Ffrangon-Davies, Nan Munro, Mark Dignam, Judi Bowker. Ideal husband: Jeremy Brett, Susan Hampshire, Keith Michell, Dinah Sheridan. Lady Windermere's fan: Helena Little, Tim Woodward, Stephanie Turner, Kenneth Cranham, Sara Kestleman
    • Importance: producer, Shaun Sutton ; director, Stuart Burge. Picture: producer, Cedric Messina ; director, John Gorrie; dramatist, John Osborne ; music, Joseph Horovitz. Ideal husband: producer, Cedric Messina ; director, Rudolph Cartier. Lady Windemere's fan: producer, Louis Marks ; director, Tony Smith. Life and loves: a BBC/Arts and Entertainment Networks co-production ; producer, Annie Paul


  • A collection of four of Oscar Wilde's masterpieces, and a 1995 documentary about his life, his relationship with Alfred Douglas and the trials that destroyed his career. Includes reflections by Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland, and Douglas' grandniece Alice Douglas.


  • Productions for television originally broadcast from 1969 through 1995.
  • Based on the work of Oscar Wilde.
  • Special features: the documentary, "The Life and loves of Oscar Wilde"; dramatis personae for each play.
  • DVD.
  • Closed-captioned.


  • [1] Stage left. The importance of being earnest (1986) ; The picture of Dorian Gray (1976) (196 min.) -- [2] Stage right. An ideal husband (1969) ; Lady Windermere's fan (1985) ; The life and loves of Oscar Wilde (1995) (260 min.)
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