Oscar Wilde ~ Queensberry Libel ~ Sodomy Trials ~ Gay ~ 75 Slides
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This is a complete presentation on the trials of Oscar Wilde from 1891 when he first took up with Lord Alfred Douglas to his death in 1900. There are 75 slides totally, which also include flashcards and a 20 point multiple choice test. There are 20 actual slides in the pdf preview of this product. Those slides are your best indicator of whether the product will suit your needs.
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~ Oscar Wilde was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet. He was a major talent who remains popular today.
~ He was London's very popular playwright in the early 1890s.
~ Wilde had an affair with Lord Alfred Douglas, the Marquess of Queensberry’s son.
~ This affair ignited a legal battle between the father and Wilde which was played out in three trials.
~ Wilde ended up convicted for gross indecency with men and served two years in prison.
~ Lord Alfred Douglas (called Bosie), 1870 – 1945, was the third son of John Douglas, the Marquess of Queensberry, a Scottish title.
~ Alfred was a British author, poet, translator, and political commentator. His talents were minor and his overall work is not popular today.
~ He is best known as Oscar Wilde’s gay lover.
~ His father, the Marquess of Queensbury, did everything in his power to break up the couple.
~ Bosie’s poetry with his most famous line, highlighted in red, is shown on the next three slides.
~ Douglas’s family was dysfunctional in every respect. The father was a very nasty, brutish man.
~ It is important to understand that Wilde underestimated what a wild man Queensberry was when he sued him for libel. That was Wilde’s big mistake.