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The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde
(Oxford University Press)

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The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde
Volume 1: Poems and Poems in Prose
Edited by BOBBY FONG and KARL BECKSON, Brooklyn College, CUNY

This volume of Poems and Poems in Prose inaugurates the Oxford English Texts Complete Works of Oscar Wilde. It provides texts of Wilde's one-hundred and nineteen poems and poems in prose, including twenty-one never published in his lifetime, together with the publishing history of each poem, and a detailed commentary on allusions and echoes, imagery, and points of biographical interest.

368 pp.; 0-19-811960-7; $120.00 (06) Tentative;  15/15/00

 

 

Winner of the MLA Prize for a Distinguished Scholarly Edition and Winner of the 1996 Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History
Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest
A Reconstructive Critical Edition of the Text of the First Production, St. James Theatre, London, 1895
Annotated and Illustrated from Contemporary Sources and Edited with Introductory Essays on the Play and its Text by JOSEPH DONOHUE, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
With RUTH BERGGREN


This unique volume reconstructs the original 1895 production of Wilde's timeless classic. Based upon a new, reconstructive method for the study of theatrical performance that aims to set the play securely in its historical and cultural moment, the edition offers a wealth of detail about the staging and acting and numerous first production and early revival photographs. The reconstructed text itself, differing in important ways from the 1899 first edition, recaptures the essential comic vitality of the play.

384 pp.; 158 plates; 11-1/4 x 8-1/2; 0-86140-378-9;  $70.00 (04);  1996

 

 




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