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The Ballad of Reading Gaol
Information for The Ballad of Reading Gaol at The Lion and Unicorn Theatre, Inner London (Play). Written by Oscar Wilde after his release from Reading Gaol (Wilde had been incarcerated in Reading having been convicted of homosexual offences in 1895, and sentenced to two years hard labour. The Ballad of Reading Gaol is a poem which narrates the execution of Charles Thomas Wooldridge, who was convicted of murdering his wife. The Ballad of Reading Gaol moves from an objective story-telling to Wilde's juxtaposition of the executed man with himself, with the line "Yet each man kills the thing he loves". Wilde too was separated from his wife and sons.
Performers Gerard Logan.
Author Oascr Wilde. Director Gareth Armstrong.

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

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Thursday, 2nd November 2017 to Saturday, 4th November 2017.
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The Ballad of Reading Gaol at The Lion and Unicorn Theatre, Inner LondonQTix Codes:
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Production: T1439518433
Event: S1610593888
Venue: V219
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