Oscar Ceremony

Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde really needs more than one viewing. First, you need to get past its beguiling theatricality, which somewhat stuns you. Second, you have to get past your own knowledge of and opinions about Wilde (or at least I did) in order to listen to Kaufman. Finally, one viewing seems insufficient for a play so loaded with imagination and art on so many levels. Kaufman's play has plenty to say, and it's probably worthwhile to go back again and get as much of it as possible.

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