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Tristan  



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Interests: Rhetoric; performance studies; Oscar Wilde
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Posted: 1 Apr 2003, 10:07 pm    Post subject: Oscar Wilde Reply with quote

Under the categories of Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas, I noticed that the 8th Marquis of Queensbury had been listed as the 9th Marquis, and I sent in a correction. I've also noticed that various web sources use either "Marquis" or "Marquess" and "Queensbury" or "Queensberry." I defer to my book collection. Are there any other OW fans within this membership?
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Gibeon  



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Posted: 3 Apr 2003, 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tristan, I think we all are admirers of Oscar Wilde. Who would not be considering his wit and his tragic life? He was truly a gay martyr.

What was your impression of the film "Wilde" where the actor Stephen Fry portrayed Wilde?
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Posted: 3 Apr 2003, 8:32 am    Post subject: Queensberry Reply with quote

According to Richard Ellmann's acclaimed biography of Wilde, John Sholto Douglas was the ninth Marquess of Queensberry. The name should be spelled Queensberry. We will correct the misspellings.

Thanks,

Claude
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Tristan  



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Interests: Rhetoric; performance studies; Oscar Wilde
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Posted: 3 Apr 2003, 10:50 am    Post subject: Wilde film Reply with quote

Gibeon wrote:
Tristan, I think we all are admirers of Oscar Wilde. Who would not be considering his wit and his tragic life? He was truly a gay martyr.

What was your impression of the film "Wilde" where the actor Stephen Fry portrayed Wilde?


Wilde and Orlando are my favorite films of all time, actually. And I've loved Stephen Fry for years in "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" and "Peter's Friends." I see you're from Memphis. This immediately made me think of the song "Memphis" by Joe Jackson, who just played here in the Phoenix area.
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Gibeon  



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Posted: 12 Apr 2003, 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since you mention Memphis, Tristan, it actually has a vibrant gay community that Oscar Wilde would be proud of, although you still find a few people here would would resemble his comment about Southerners......

Oscar Wilde wrote:
"Some Southern Americans have a melancholy tendency to date every event of importance by the late war. 'How beautiful the moon is tonight,' I once remarked to a gentleman standing near me. 'Yes', was his reply, 'but you should have seen it before the war.' "


In the last few years, Memphis theatres have performed plays such as "The Boys In the Band", "Angels In America" and "Perestroika" and, of course, we get the 'gay movies' of "Wilde", "Like It Is", "Broken Hearts' Club" , "Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss" etc.

There is a really bad gay movie called "The Delta" that was filmed in Memphis and the director, also from Memphis, at the urging of his parents, showed this movie at our PFLAG meeting. To say that it didn't go over well, is putting it very mildly. My Vietnamese boyfriend hated it!!

To Tristan and the other readers here, what are some of your own favorite Oscar Wilde quotes? Here are some more of mine......

Oscar Wilde wrote:
"So infinitesimal did I find the knowledge of Art, west of the Rocky Mountains, that an art patron---one who in his day had been a miner---actually sued the railroad company for damages because the plaster-cast Venus de Milo, which he had imported from Paris, had been delivered minus the arms. And, what is more surprising still, he gained his case and the damages."

"A want of knowledge that must be the result of years of study."

"One man's poetry is another man's poison."

"A mask tells us more than a face."
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Tristan  



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Posted: 12 Apr 2003, 12:37 am    Post subject: Wilde quote Reply with quote

<To Tristan and the other readers here, what are some of your own favorite Oscar Wilde quotes?>

Here is something I found in the Oscar Wilde section of this very website:

"Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. And unselfishness is letting other people's lives alone, not interfering with them."

And just for the heck of it, here's my favorite quote from the Pet Shop Boys:

"For all of those who don't fit it, who follow their instincts and are told they sin, this is a prayer for a different way."--A Red Letter Day
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werechick  



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Posted: 20 Apr 2003, 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favorite is definately "Women are to be loved, not to be understood." Truer words have never been spoken.
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Tony  



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Posted: 19 Nov 2003, 3:57 pm    Post subject: Favourite Wilde Quotes Reply with quote

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

All bad art is the result of good intentions.

One can always be kind to people about whom one cares nothing.

A gentleman is someone who can play the bagpipes but doesn't.

The sincerity with which one holds a view is no guarantee of its truth.

All bad poetry is sincere.

[In a gloss on this last Harold Bloom says that the words ought to be carved in stone over the entrance to every university in the world so that students might ponder its truth.]
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werechick  



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Posted: 21 Nov 2003, 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or better yet: "One must wear a work of art or be one."
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DireWolf  



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Posted: 22 Mar 2007, 4:36 pm    Post subject: Wilde and bisexuality Reply with quote

It is agreed upon by many queer scholars that Wilde was bisexual and not gay.
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JayJay  



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Posted: 22 Mar 2007, 4:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Wilde and bisexuality Reply with quote

DireWolf wrote:
It is agreed upon by many queer scholars that Wilde was bisexual and not gay.


Since Wilde had two children, he certainly performed heterosexually as well as homosexually. However, in *De Profundis* he claims that he was always homosexual even though he did not practice homosexuality until rather late in his life.
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nielsen522  



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Posted: 30 Sep 2010, 8:54 am    Post subject: Re: Wilde and bisexuality Reply with quote

DireWolf wrote:
It is agreed upon by many queer scholars that Wilde was bisexual and not gay.


Yes, it's true I have read this in an article. He was also considered a bisexual writers.
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