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    A sparkling collection of the major works of the ever-adored Oscar Wilde, with incredible casts including Judi Dench, Martin Clunes, Michael Sheen, Miriam Margolyes, Ian McDiarmid, Joely Richardson, Penelope Keith, Martin Jarvis, Diana Rigg, Simon Russell Beale, Sheila Hancock, Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry.

    This collection includes:

    The Picture of Dorian Gray: a dramatisation of Wilde’s sole novel, about the unsettling youth of Dorian Gray and the ravaged picture in his attic. Starring Jamie Glover, Ian McDiarmid, Steven Pacey.

    Lady Windermere’s Fan: a comic play about a woman who suspects her husband is having an affair. Starring Joely Richardson and Penelope Keith.

    A Woman of No Importance: a devastating drawing room comedy about the rakish Lord Illingworth, notorious for his skill as a seducer while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion. Starring Martin Jarvis, Diana Rigg and Annette Crosby.

    The Importance of Being Earnest: a dazzling comedy about mistaken identities and secret engagements. Starring Judi Dench, Martin Clunes, Michael Sheen and Miriam Margolyes.

    An Ideal Husband: a play about the plight of a politician desperate to hide a secret about his past. Starring Noel Johnson, Ronald Lewis and Jane Wenham. 

    Plus bonus programmes featuring Wilde’s letters and poetry: 

    De Profundis: Simon Russell Beale reads correspondence from Oscar Wilde to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas, while in Reading Gaol in 1897.

    The Ballad of Reading Gaol: a live benefit performance of Oscar Wilde's celebrated poem, read by Ian McKellen, Neil Tennant, Stephen Fry, Bette Bourne, Tom Wakefield and Malcolm Sinclair.

    In Extremis by Neil Bartlett: a play that reimagines Wilde’s hastily arranged sitting with a society palm reader, a week before the trial that was to cost him so much. Starring Corin Redgrave and Sheila Hancock.

    ©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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    • C. M. Otto
    • 25/04/2019

    A great book and a great cast

    Wish it didn’t end.
    Great book great stories. Easy to see why movies were made from them and why they are classics.
    There is a new way to experience these stories thanks to BBC Radio (seriously does anyone make a listen come alive like the British?)
    Listening allows a person to imagine the characters and scenes. I believe we have great imaginations and can spin a scene to fit our personal perspectives and not be bound to a movie directors vision.

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    • Blake Firner
    • 28/11/2019

    Better every time!

    I knew I loved Wild, but I always seem to forget how much till I re-experience it! The voice actors were perfect!

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    • Jesse Steffens
    • 07/12/2020

    can't hear half of it

    if you're going to make an audible book... .and it audible. some people are close to the mic and others you can't hear at all.

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    • Lindsay
    • 20/02/2020

    Performances were amazing!

    Perfectly acted. Wonderfully put together. The only negatives I can give are I wish the chapers were labeled to the plays performed and the last work not by Oscar Wilde was seriously lacking comparatively and felt like a slightly weak note to end the collection on.

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    • 05/10/2019

    Oscar

    Wonderful read. Wished he died a happy man. He deserves much more than what he go. The world missed out on an amazing writer.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 27/07/2020

    Oscar Wilde BBC radio dramatization

    I really was expecting this to be better than it was. It was enjoyable. A little disappointing. I guess I expected too much from the cast.
    If you love Oscar Wilde You should enjoy this.

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    • Eric Feigenbaum
    • 24/02/2021

    No chapter titles?

    Downloaded, barely started. I’m sure the content is great, but how can you have an audio book composed of multiple plays, with no functional way to navigate between them? I literally don’t even know which one I’m listening to right now. It just started, and the lack of chapter titles makes it impossible to choose a specific play. Guys, this is such a simple thing to fix, and its failing is a major detriment to what I’m guessing are some perfectly wonderful productions of terrific material. Any chance you might update?

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    • Anonymous User
    • 06/04/2019

    Disappointingly bland

    L. A. Theatres' production of Wilde's plays is so much better. Many of the performers in this version are merely reading aloud, with little to no expression. They have managed to make Wilde's comedies... entirely unfunny. Very disappointing.

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    • ninewest57th
    • 10/04/2019

    Stories are great. Performance not so great.

    This BBC versions of Oscar Wilde's plays are not as well done as the LA Theater Works productions.

    Unfortunately, the LA Theater Works versions are also not available on Audible. In order to experience those productions, one has to go to the LA Theater Works website.

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    • Wendy Agnes
    • 23/07/2020

    Brilliant and delightful

    The plays of Oscar Wilde are filled with sharp irony. Clever word games that turn ordinary expressions around, providing a mirror to the "Edwardians" (at that time and their contemporary equivalents). I loved them!

    De profundis is technically a letter but actually is a mini biography. It is a beautifully composed reflection, introspect analysis of Oscar's situation and his relationship with Bosie.

    The letters are interesting and I find it easier to listening to them instead of reading them.

    If you like good hear plays or love Oscar Wild's stories, a must have.

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    • Laura M
    • 17/11/2020

    amazing

    it brought me so much joy to listen to this! i had only ever read one book by him, so this was just wonderful ☺️