Thursday, 15 September 2016

De Profundis


DE PROFUNDIS: STEPHEN REA READS OSCAR WILDE'S LETTER FROM READING JAIL.


Among the hundreds of great writers, poets and literary minds we all admire a few stand out because their work is so quotable in every paragraph; for example, everyone can quote a little bit of Shakespeare. Yet in this heartfelt letter by Oscar Wilde, almost every sentence seems like an emotional gem. This superb performance by Stephen Rea, (click on the photo) was recorded in the actual cell at Reading where Wilde wrote it. It frequently brought me to tears, and I am unashamed by the fact.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07v00pm

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