Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781849434546
Binding: PaperBack

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Bartlett)

Neil Bartlett, Oscar Wilde


Believe me, no civilised man ever regrets a pleasure...

As London slides from one century into the next, a young man is cursed with the uncanny ability to remain both young and beautiful while descending into a life of heartless debauchery. With its glittering dialogue, provocative imagery and radical questioning of sexual and moral freedoms all brought sharply into focus by this brand-new adaptation, Oscar Wilde’s infamous parable has lost none of its power to provoke and disturb.

Using Wilde’s original words, a company of sixteen actors and all of adaptor Neil Bartlett’s trademark theatricality, this new stage version of Wilde’s black-hearted parable was commissioned by and first produced at the Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s national theatre in the autumn season of 2012.

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ISBN13 9781849434546
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96



‘Bartlett’s new adaptation… is refreshingly and illuminatingly unconventional.’ – Irish Times

‘Arresting adaptation…It glitters artfully; it leaves us desolate.’ – Guardian

‘It is a long time since Dublin was shocked by Oscar Wilde, but Neil Bartlett's adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray does something to recall the tremors…. Bartlett's real gift is to capture the lethal surprise of Wilde's only novel.’ – Observer

‘MESMERIC… a creative coup that still remains faithful to Oscar's floridly perfect novel.’ – Irish Independent