OSCAR WILDE with Lord Alfred Douglas in Rome, 1897 © Granger / Bridgeman Images

Daily Profundis

1 - 15 May 2021
Free event

Simon Butteriss reads De Profundis in its entirety in daily episodes

While in prison, Oscar Wilde wrote his astonishing, book-length love letter to the young man who had destroyed his life.  Allowed one piece of paper at a time and no revisions, it is nevertheless an unfaltering, forensic analysis of their uniquely destructive relationship; part-confession, part accusation, it interweaves a meditation on Christ no churchman could ever have written and a dissertation on Art only Wilde could have written.  

In our strange new world, it is an inspiration to discover that Oscar Wilde survived his long isolation through an unwavering belief in love and the resilience of Art.

Simon Butteriss reads De Profundis in its entirety in daily episodes of around 20 minutes or available to download as a complete performance.

A Brighton Festival and Wiltshire Creative production

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