The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Oct. 24, 1938

Oscar Wilde (by Leslie & Sewell Stokes; produced by Norman Marshall). The most lurid of modern scandals, the story of Oscar Wilde has been reverberating between the lines of memoirs and biographies for 40 years. To picture the gross yet elegant, affected yet honest, repellent yet fascinating figure who plunged from dazzling fame to indelible disgrace, is to tackle a subject even more difficult than it is dramatic. Leslie & Sewell Stokes have treated the story in the only possible right way: they have told the plain, unvarnished truth.

Compactly put together, Oscar Wilde...

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