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THEATRE QUIZ by Andrew Gans GOING WILDE In the past two years, the life and works of playwright Oscar Wilde have been celebrated more than ever. Not only did Wilde pen a handful of classic plays that illustrate his great wit and style, but his tragic life - one that saw his imprisonment for two years because of his sexuality - has become the center of three acclaimed productions: two theatre pieces and one recently released movie. Can you answer the Oscar Wilde trivia below? [[image 1 - color photograph of four actors in the production of Going Wilde]] [[caption]] 1 This Off-Broadway production currently stars Edward Hibbert as Oscar Wilde and concerns the libel suit Wilde filed against Lord Alfred Douglas's father. [[/caption]] [[image 2 - color photograph of three actors in the production of Going Wilde]] [[caption]] 2 This actor (center) won praise for his work in such films as Schindler's List and Nell and currently stars as Oscar Wilde in this David Hare play. Name the actor and the play. [[/caption]] [[image 3 - color photograph of Dulcie Gray]] [[caption]] 3 Michael Denison and Dulcie Gray (pictured), two British actors, made their Broadway debuts in this Oscar Wilde play that concerns the intrigue in the political scene in London.[[/caption]] [[image 4 - color photograph of Kathleen Widdoes and John Glover]] [[caption]]4 Kathleen Widdoes (l.) and John Glover (r.) starred in a revival of this Oscar Wilde farce for Circle in the Square Theatre about the adventures of two young men and the formidable Lady Bracknell.[[/caption]] [[image 5 - color photograph of Vanessa Redgrave]] [[caption]]5 This famed actress, who won as Oscar for her role in Julia in 1977, portrays the mother of the infamous playwright in the new film, Wilde.[[/caption]] [[image 6- color photograph of Robert Morley]] [[caption]] 6 This late British stage and screen actor portrayed Wilde in a 1960 film that was simply titled Oscar Wilde.[[/caption]] Answers: 1 Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde 2 Liam Neeson in The Judas Kiss 3 An Ideal Husband 4 The Importance of Being Earnest 5 Vanessa Redgrave 6 Robert Morley WWW.PLAYBILL.COM PURE THEATRE ONLINE [[end page]] [[start page]] [[2 page advertisement]] [[image - color photograph of an Absolut Citrus bottle portrayed as an orange peel]] ABSOLUT APPEAL. ABSOLUT® CITRON™ CITRUS-FLAVORED VODKA. PRODUCT OF SWEDEN. 40% ALC/VOL (80 PROOF). ABSOLUT COUNTRY OF SWEDEN VODKA & LOGO, ABSOLUT, ABSOLUT VOTTLE DESIGN AND ABSOLUT CALLIGRAPHY ARE TRADEMARKS OWNED BY V&S VIN & SPIRIT AB. ©1995 V&S VIN & SPIRIT AB. IMPORTED BY THE HOUSE OF SEAGRAM, NEW YORK, NY. THOSE WHO APPRECIATE QUALITY ENJOY IT RESPONSIBLY. [[/2 page advertisement]]
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