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Dorian Gray, a young man of wealth and stature in late 1800's London, meets Lord Henry Wotton while posing for a portrait by his friend Basil Hallward. Once the painting is complete, Dorian realizes that it will always be young and attractive, while he will be forced to age and wither with the years. Carelessly, he wishes the opposite were true. What happens is a treatise on morals, self-indulgence and how crucial personal responsibility is towards one's self. (Summary by John Gonzalez)
 
A modern American family move into a traditionally drafty and very haunted English mansion. So far so good but anyone knowing Wilde can expect twists and turns to make it interesting. In this cast the crusty old ghost has a tough time convincing the family he exists and then in frightening them. This is extremely frustrating of course to him and as the protagonist of the story, takes matters (and non-matters) into his hands to deal with the upstart and irreverent new tenants. (phil chenevert )
 
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories is a collection of short semi-comic mystery stories. This collection exemplifies Wilde's sharp wit and dark humour. Stories in this collection include Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, The Canterville Ghost, The Sphinx Without a Secret, The Model Millionaire, and The Portrait Of Mr W H. (Summary by Wikipedia and Alex Lau)
 
Collection of children’s stories written in 1888, dealing primarily with love and selfishness. These stories are generally sad, with a moralistic message. The collection includes: The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Selfish Giant, The Devoted Friend, and The Remarkable Rocket. (Summary written by Joy Chan)
 
Wilde's collection of fairytales has delighted both children and adults since it was first published in 1888. It contains five stories, "The Happy Prince", "The Nightingale and the Rose", "The Selfish Giant", "The Devoted Friend", and "The Remarkable Rocket". The volunteers who lent their voices to this dramatic reading are Availle, Rebecca Braunert-Plunkett, ElleyKat, Amanda Friday, Libby Gohn, Elizabeth Klett, Arielle Lipshaw, Beth Thomas, and Katalina Watt. (Summary by Charlotte Duckett)
 
Vera; or, The Nihilists is a play by Oscar Wilde. It is a melodramatic tragedy set in Russia and is loosely based on the story of Vera Zasulich. It was the first play that Wilde wrote. It was produced in the United Kingdom in 1880, and in New York in 1882, but it was not a success and folded in both cities. It is nowadays rarely revived. (Summary by Wikipedia)Cast:Peter Sabouroff/Baron Raff: Algy PugVera Sabouroff: Arielle LipshawMichael: Robin KingGeneral Kotemkin: Alan MapstoneSergeant/Pro ...
 
”The Fisherman and his Soul” is a fairy tale first published in November of 1891 in Wilde’s “A House of Pomegranates”. It tells of a fisherman who nets and falls in love with a mermaid. But to be with her he must shed his soul, which goes off to have adventures of its own. Will forbidden love endure? -- This reader has also recorded the three other tales in “A House of Pomegranates” which can be found in the LibriVox Short Story Collections, volumes 37, 38, and 39. (Summary by Gregg Margarite)
 
The original 1891 version of the play was in French. Three years later an English translation was published. The play tells in one act the Biblical story of Salome, stepdaughter of the tetrarch Herod Antipas, who, to her stepfather's dismay but to the delight of her mother Herodias, requests the head of Iokanaan (John the Baptist) on a silver platter as a reward for dancing the Dance of the Seven Veils. (Summary by wikipedia) Cast: Herod Antipas: Mark Penfold Iokanaan: Bruce Pirie The Young ...
 
In 1894, Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) published two short collections of aphorisms: “A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated”, in the Saturday Review newspaper, and “Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young”, in the Oxford student magazine The Chameleon. By turns witty, intellectual, counter-intuitive and obtuse, the collections came to be seen by many as emblematic of Wilde’s style, and countless collections of Wildean aphorisms have since been published.
 
A Woman of No Importance is a play by Irish playwright Oscar Wilde. The play premièred on 19 April 1893 at London's Haymarket Theatre. It is a testimony of Wilde's wit and his brand of dark comedy. It looks in particular at English upper class society and has been reproduced on stages in Europe and North America since his death in 1900. (Summary by Wikipedia)Cast:Lord Illingworth: Peter BishopSir John Pontefract: Ernst PattynamaLord Alfred Rufford: Bob GonzalezMr. Kelvil, M.P.: Nigel Boydell ...
 
This is a solo recording of the play, meaning that all parts including stage directions are performed by one person. LibriVox has three excellent dramatic recordings with all the parts played by different people so if that is more to your taste, please listen to them. Little needs to be said about the play itself, a sparkling example of Wilde's amazing ability to poke fun at almost everyone while making you laugh out loud at the witty sayings sprinkled throughout the acts. As to the plot, if ...
 
The Happy Prince and Other Tales (also sometimes called The Happy Prince and Other Stories) is an 1888 collection of stories for children by Oscar Wilde. It is most famous for The Happy Prince, the short tale of a metal statue who befriends a migratory bird. Together, they bring happiness to others, in life as well as in death. The stories included in this collection are: The Happy Prince The Nightingale and the Rose The Selfish Giant The Devoted Friend The Remarkable Rocket The stories conv ...
 
The Importance of Being Earnest is a classic comedy of manners in which two flippant young men, in order to impress their respected beloveds, pretend that their names are “Ernest,” which both young ladies believe confers magical qualities on the possessor. It was first performed for the public on February 14, 1895 at the St. James’ Theatre in London, and is regarded by many critics and scholars as being the wittiest play in the English language. (Summary from Wikipedia.org)Characters:John Wo ...
 
Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is subtitled "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People," and has proved immensely popular since its first performance in 1895. The play certainly has its farcical and comic elements, such as the witty banter exchanged by the characters and the flippant attitude towards love and marriage that characterizes the action. However, the play also explores more serious themes through the central story of Jack Worthing's search for his identity. (Summary by El ...
 
Lady Windermere's Fan: A Play About a Good Woman is a four act comedy by Oscar Wilde, published in 1893. As in some of his other comedies, Wilde satirizes the morals of Victorian society, and attitudes between the sexes.The action centres around a fan given to Lady Windermere as a present by her husband, and the ball held that evening to celebrate her 21st birthday. (Summary by Ruth Golding)Cast:Lady Windermere - Kristin HughesLord Windermere - Joe EarleyMrs. Erlynne - Elizabeth KlettLord Da ...
 
Wilde’s literary reputation has survived so much that I think it proof against any exhumation of articles which he or his admirers would have preferred to forget. As a matter of fact, I believe this volume will prove of unusual interest; some of the reviews are curiously prophetic; some are, of course, biassed by prejudice hostile or friendly; others are conceived in the author’s wittiest and happiest vein; only a few are colourless. And if, according to Lord Beaconsfield, the verdict of a c ...
 
An American diplomat's family moves into an ancient stately mansion. They're warned by the owner that it is haunted by a most horrifying and gruesome spirit who had once cruelly murdered his own wife. The story progresses with creaking floor boards, mysterious passages, dark attics, clanking chains, and weird howling. Yet, the reader is totally unprepared for Oscar Wilde's brand of tongue in cheek humor as he takes all the ingredients of a traditional ghost story and turns it on its head, an ...
 
The Happy Prince and Other Tales (also sometimes called The Happy Prince and Other Stories) is an 1888 collection of stories for children by Oscar Wilde. It is most famous for The Happy Prince, the short tale of a metal statue who befriends a migratory bird. Together, they bring happiness to others, in life as well as in death. The stories included in this collection are:The Happy PrinceThe Nightingale and the RoseThe Selfish GiantThe Devoted FriendThe Remarkable RocketThe stories convey an ...
 
Wilde’s literary reputation has survived so much that I think it proof against any exhumation of articles which he or his admirers would have preferred to forget. As a matter of fact, I believe this volume will prove of unusual interest; some of the reviews are curiously prophetic; some are, of course, biassed by prejudice hostile or friendly; others are conceived in the author’s wittiest and happiest vein; only a few are colourless. And if, according to Lord Beaconsfield, the verdict of a c ...
 
Guido Ferranti, a young man, travels to Padua with his friend Ascanio after receiving a mysterious letter from a stranger, claiming to know the true secret of Guido's birth. His plan of revenge goes awry, however, when he falls in love with his enemy's beautiful wife, the Duchess of Padua. (Summary by Wikipedia and wildemoose)Cast:Simone Gesso, Duke of Padua; Hugo the Headsman: Algy PugBeatrice, Duchess of Padua: Arielle LipshawAndreas Pollajuolo, Cardinal of Padua: ToddHWMaffio Petrucci; Se ...
 
“Who can help laughing when an ordinary journalist seriously proposes to limit the subject-matter at the disposal of the artist?”“We are dominated by journalism.... Journalism governs for ever and ever.”[/i]One of the nastiest of the British tabloids was founded a year too late to join in the moral panic generated to accompany Oscar Wilde’s court appearances in 1895. Yet there was no shortage of hypocritical journalists posing as moral arbiters to the nation, then as now.This compendium work ...
 
The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde, appearing as the lead story in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine on 20 June 1890, printed as the July 1890 issue of this magazine. Wilde later revised this edition, making several alterations, and adding new chapters; the amended version was published by Ward, Lock, and Company in April 1891. The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian's be ...
 
The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian's beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil's, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry's world view. Espousing a new hedonism, Lord Henry suggests the only things worth pursuing in life are beauty and fulfillment of the senses. Realizing that one day his be ...
 
“(T)he past is what man should not have been. The present is what man ought not to be. The future is what artists are.” Published originally as “The Soul of Man Under Socialism,” this is not so much a work of sober political analysis; rather it can be summed up as a rhapsodic manifesto on behalf of the Individual. Socialism having deployed technology to liberate the whole of humanity from soul-destroying labour, the State obligingly withers away to allow the free development of a joyful, ana ...
 
In 1895, Oscar Wilde was sentenced to 2 years of hard labor for acts of ‘gross indecency’. During his time at Reading Gaol, he witnessed a rare hanging, and in the three years between his release and his untimely death in 1900, was inspired to write the following poem, a meditation on the death penalty and the importance of forgiveness, even for (and especially for) something as heinous as murdering one’s spouse; for even the murderer, Wilde argues, is human and suffers more so for being the ...
 
A collection of five stories by Oscar Wilde, all incorporating his inimitable style and wit. Sometimes sweet and uplifting, sometimes caustic and pointed, they all are well worth listening to. The Happy Prince is a beautiful tale about a statue of a prince, but one who can now see his city and kingdom and the sadness of his people. With the help of a little swallow he does what he can to help others. The Nightingale and the Rose is a tale of self sacrifice, selfishness and misunderstanding. ...
 
News flash! Oral Sex is still taboo in the 21st century, and I find this SHOCKING!!! “We are all born sexual creatures” - As wonderfully stated by Marilyn Monroe. Our bodies are designed to enjoy many great pleasures, and one way is by sexual stimulation; which is natural. Having an orgasm releases stress and toxins from the body, again naturally. My Podcast, Oralicious – A Tale of Sex, will be an eye-opener that focuses on exploring our natural gifts through our 5 Senses, Kissing, Foreplay, ...
 
A wealthy philanthropist adopts an abandoned baby he finds in a railway station waiting room. The child grows into a fine, upstanding young man. When his benefactor dies, he is made the guardian of the old man's lovely young daughter. But unknown to everyone, he leads a double life that even his best friend knows nothing about... If you thought that this has all the makings of a most sinister and diabolical plot, you couldn't be more mistaken. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde i ...
 
Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include bedside books, South African cookery, Bryce canyon, Wilhelm Stekel's psychology, the Theologia Germanica, Paracelsus, John Donne, Cotton Mather, Julia Smith's translation of the Bible, Zen Buddhism, American immigrants, slavery, Joseph Crosby Lincoln, Oscar Wilde, Albert Einstein, and cats."Cats and Their Care" was edited by Liberty Hyde Bailey. "Looking Backward" was translated by Samue ...
 
This story opens at a fashionable dinner party in Sir Robert Chiltern's home in the heart of London's stylish Grosvenor Square. One of Lady Chiltern's old school-friends, Mrs. Cheveley, a woman with a dubious past, accosts Sir Robert and threatens to expose a financial crime that he had once participated in, unless he agrees to finance a fraudulent construction project that she's promoting. Lady Chiltern is astounded when her husband who had been the severest critic of this project suddenly ...
 
A novel that disturbs you 160 years after it first appeared in print, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, has so much relevance and resonance even today. Dorian Gray is a strikingly handsome young man whose beauty attracts a debauched aristocrat Sir Henry Wotton. Dorian's picture has been painted by a talented artist Basil Hallward and Sir Henry becomes desperate to meet Dorian, though Basil himself is against it. Sir Henry persuades Dorian to pose for a picture painted by Basil and d ...
 
Hi! My name is Lindsay and I host Stuff about Things: An Art History Podcast. It is a monthly-ish podcast where I tell you stuff about things. From giant Buddhas to lost paintings, each episode is a deep dive into a particular work of art, artist, or issue within the world of art history. My dog, Gus, also plays a key role as the podcast's muse and mascot. Come for the information, stay in spite of my very bad jokes. Happy listening!
 
Hello everybody! Mama G here! I go all over the place combining the arts of panto, drag and storytelling to share stories about being who you are and loving who you want with children, families and frankly: anyone who'll listen! Now, I don't want anyone to miss out; so 'Story Time with Mama G' is here in podcast form, so you can have me in your lugholes and be inspired any time you wish! Every week I'll be telling one of my very own stories! There'll be feuding fairies, confused horses, real ...
 
Wilde Stories is an artistic transmedia project around Oscar Wilde's collection of fairytales 'The Happy Prince and Other Tales'. The project brings together Irish artists including composer Michael Gallen and visual artist Felicity Clear, to re-imagine the stories in a broadcast collaboration with RTÉ lyric fm. The series is narrated by actor Robert Sheehan, with readings from Lauren Coe and Brian Gleeson. It is an Athena Media production made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority ...
 
This critically acclaimed podcast from Oscar-nominated hosts Matt Watson and Ryan Magee, pushes the limits of humanity and searches for what it means to be alive. Nah, it's two friends who have a YouTube channel talking about whatever they feel like. For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com
 
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Listen to all seven chapters of 'The Canterville Ghost' by Oscar Wilde in one place and uninterrupted! My voice in your ears for 80 minutes! What could be better?! Don't forget to find me on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, just search for @MamaGStories! If you'd like to support my work you can head to: https://www.ko-fi.com/mamag You can get ticke…
 
In March of 1895, Oscar Wilde was widely considered to be the most brilliant and funny man in Britain. He was already the author of two hit plays, and his two newest comedies had just opened in London’s West End. When something witty was said in England, people immediately credited it to Wilde. Usually they were right. By April of the same year, Wi…
 
Michelle and Oscar discuss the wide variety of research areas relevant to wild animal welfare, the career and educational pathways to conducting such research, and how you can support the movement along the way. Michelle Graham is the Executive Director of Wild Animal Initiative. Her projects have included work on prioritizing and categorizing diff…
 
Good God, dear Basil! There is a podcast episode about your portrait of Dorian Gray! Just kidding. Basil Hallward and Dorian Gray aren't real, but Oscar Wilde, Ivan Albright, and the many Pictures of Dorian Gray certainly are! This episode is a deep dive into Ivan Albright's sickeningly masterful Picture of Dorian Gray, which the artist painted for…
 
Aditya examines ways to expand animal advocacy in India; especially concern and research about wild animal suffering which has great potential for reducing aggregate suffering. Given the historically positive attitude of the Indian cultural and legal systems towards non-human animals, strategic outreach to advocates, academics and policy-makers by …
 
Overcoming confirmation bias in our thinking requires decoupling: evaluating the strength of new evidence independently from our prior views. David explains how to implement some easy cognitive techniques that have been shown to help us successfully decouple; and how even informal decoupling approximates Bayesian reasoning. David Manley is an assoc…
 
It's time for Chapter Seven (AKA the last chapter!) of 'The Canterville Ghost' by Oscar Wilde! I hope you've enjoyed this classic story! Don't forget to tell me what other classic children's book you'd like me to read next! And if you want to hear all the chapters in one go, look out for Monday's bonus episode! The book of the week is 'My World: Ma…
 
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In a world now painfully aware of pandemics, with ever-increasing access to autonomous biological agents, how can we help channel society’s response to COVID-19 to minimize the risk of deliberate misuse? Using the challenge of securing DNA synthesis as an example, Kevin outlines the key norms and incentives governing biotechnology, lays out potenti…
 
Chapter Five of 'The Canterville Ghost' left us on quite the cliffhanger - so I hope you're ready to find out what happens! Where have Virginia and the ghost gone? The book of the week is 'The Broken Raven' by Joseph Elliott, published by Walker Books. Joseph has been a guest on my podcast before - so if you want to find out more about him why not …
 
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Bianca Le is the founder and director of Cellular Agriculture Australia. CAA is a nonprofit organization with the mission of improving human health and building resilient food systems in Australia. They do this by promoting and accelerating the development of healthy and sustainable animal proteins through research and development in cellular agric…
 
Olivia discusses GiveWell’s current work and forward priorities, including new areas of GiveWell’s research, as well as sharing some updates on some of GiveWell’s projects in Asia. GiveWell is a nonprofit dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities and publishing the full details of their analysis to help donors decide where to give. Unli…
 
Happy New Year! I hope you're 2021 has got off to a smashing start! I'm here to help, of course, with chapter five of 'The Canterville Ghost' by Oscar Wilde! The book of the week is 'Clean' by Juno Dawson and published by Hachette Children's Group. Don't forget to find me on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, just search for @MamaGStories! If you'd l…
 
In this episode, Dr Sell talks about her history with Olympic swimming, how she came to work on biosecurity, and what she is working on now during the pandemic. Dr. Sell is a Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomb…
 
It's Chriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiistmas! I've got a jam packed festive podcast for you today! I'll be reading 'A Christmas Calamity' by Paula Brett, sharing my new song 'The Greatest Gift' and having a catch-up with the big man himself: Santa! Enjoy! Merry Christmas! xx Don't forget to find me on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, just search for @MamaGSt…
 
Jaime discusses NTI’s new report, “Preventing Global Catastrophic Biological Risks”. In February 2020, during the Munich Security Conference, NTI convened senior leaders from around the world for a scenario-based tabletop exercise designed to identify gaps in global capabilities to prevent and respond to high-consequence biological events. The repo…
 
Luisa Rodriguez discusses approaches to global priorities research, focusing on answering important empirical questions. She uses her recent work on civilizational collapse and recovery as a case study. Luisa Rodriguez is research fellow at the Forethought Foundation for Global Priorities Research. Previously, she researched nuclear war at Rethink …
 
In March of 1895, Oscar Wilde was widely considered to be the most brilliant and funny man in Britain. He was already the author of two hit plays, and his two newest comedies had just opened in London’s West End. When something witty was said in England, people immediately credited it to Wilde. Usually they were right. By April of the same year, Wi…
 
It's time for chapter four of Oscar Wilde's 'The Canterville Ghost'! The ghost gets up to lots of mischief in this episode! I hope you enjoy it! The book of the week is 'Gender Swapped Fairy Tales' by Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett, published by Faber and Faber. Get your own copy here: https://www.pickledpepperbooks.co.uk/products/gender-swa…
 
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Principles of effective altruism counsel paying close attention to the evidence, to find the most cost-effective opportunities to do good. But evidence covers only the more immediate effects of any intervention, and it’s highly likely the vast majority of the value is thereby omitted from the calculation. Hilary discusses the range of possible resp…
 
How does an EA-minded multinational farmed animal organization evaluate its priorities to have the greatest impact in such a complex global context? Lucas talks about a new tool that Mercy For Animals is developing to help international organizations and globally-minded and impact-driven funders to help make more strategic decisions for animals. Lu…
 
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