Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Uncensored: Re-Discovering Dorian Gray, Re-Interpreting Salomé

In 1895, when Oscar Wilde was arrested for "Gross Indecency," it was not only his sexuality, but also his art, that stood accused. During his trials, the opposing counsel cited the evidence of some of Wilde's aphorisms, his poems, a letter to Lord Alfred Douglas -- "those red rose-leaf lips of yours ... have been made ... for madness of kisses" -- and The Picture of Dorian Gray.