Theater: New Openings on Broadway

The Importance of Being Oscar is a one-man evening — Actor-Playwright Micheal Mac Liammoir's account of the rise and fall, the life and letters, of Oscar Wilde. In the first half, Mac Liammoir offers a world all bons mots and boutonnieres, of the spotlighted esthete, of the lush poetry and the languid pose, of feats of personality and triumphs of playwriting. In the second half, which begins with Wilde's imprisonment, Mac Liammoir portrays the reviled man, the repentant sinner, the reproaches in De Profundis to his fellow sinner Lord Alfred Douglas, and the...

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