Oscar Wilde was born when?
OScar Wilde’s parents
Sir William and Lady Jane
How many kids did Wilde have?
3 out of wedlock and 3 in wedlock
Oscar Wilde’s mom
wrote under the name speranza, believed that facts should not get in the way of a good story
Where did Wilde go to school?
He received a scholarship to Trinity College in Dublin, but left in 1874 to go to Oxford.
Wilde embraced this movement which was an attitude that the sheer beauty of objects would improve one’s quality of life
Why did Wilde move to London in February 1879
to become a professor of Aestetics
According to Wilde what is the only one thing in the world worst than to be talked about?
Not being talked about
At what age did Wilde declare the Oscar of the first period to be dead?
What play did Wilde write in Paris?
The Duchess of Padua for American actress Mary anderson
Wilde remeets her in Dublin and marries her
Wilde’s 1st son name?
Cyril, second son: Vyven
What magazine did Wilde become editor for at age 32?
The Lady’s World
What did he change the name of the magazine he became editor of too?
Who did Wilde begin tutoring that became his closest friend?
What was the one thing Wilde could not resist?
What magazine published The Picture of Dorian Gray in 1890?
Who did Wilde fall in love with in 1891 at age 36?
Lord Alford Douglas, also known as Bosie
First of four plays opened by Wilde in February 1892?
Lady Windemere’s Fan
Other three plays written by Wilde
A woman of No importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of being Ernest
What did each of Wilde’s plays mock?
Victorian society, London’s hierarchy and the mask worn by the upper crest
Criminal Law Amendment
Law passed by Parliament making all sexual acts between men illegal
The Marquess of Queensberry
Bosie’s father who found out about his relationship with Wilde and set out to end it
What did Wilde file against Bosie’s father?
Libel charges on April 3, 1895
Who defended Queensberry?
Edward Carson, someone Wilde knew from Trinity College
What was Wilde arrested and charged with on April 5?
Gross indecency under the Criminal Law amendment
When did Oscar Wilde’s trial begin?
April 26, 1985, but it ended in a hung jury
When was Wilde’s second trial?
May 25, he was sentenced to 2 years of hard labor in prison
When and how was Wilde released from prison?
May 18,1897, he was released with the dignity of a king returning from exile
Where did Wilde go after he was released from prison?
France under the pseudonym Sebastian Melmoth
When did Wilde die?
November 30, 1900 from cerebral meningitis at 46 yrs old
What did Wilde publish under the pseudonym C.3.3. on February 1898?
The Ballad of Reading Gaol
Where did Wilde’s wife Constance and the kids move?
Switzerland and reverted to the family name of Holland
Who salvaged Wilde’s estate from bankruptcy and revived his works?