7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
26th November, 2014
by Oscar Wilde
Director: Tim Hardy
Designer: Bob Bailey
Venue: Embassy Theatre at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Performed by: BA (Hons) Acting students
The present decadence of the English stage is due to the fact that the actor has become more important than the dramatist’, wrote Oscar Wilde in 1892. His plays ushered in a new era of great dramatic writing, whose sparkling wit and incisive commentary on the moral and social hypocrisies of the time paved the way for the rebirth of British Theatre.
In Lady Windermere’s Fan we see a twentieth century spirit storming the fortress of nineteenth century attitudes, and braving universal contempt and moral opprobrium to save a marriage. Graham Greene described Oscar Wilde as a ‘high spirit’ who ‘evaded the sober and high-minded pattern of Victorian Theatre and set our language free.
Monday – Friday, 10.00am – 4.30pm
Saturday, 12.00pm – 2.30pm
Additional opening on performance nights 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Telephone: 020 7722 8183
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