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The Ballad of Reading Gaol archiveWritten 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.

Cast/Performers

Gerard Logan

Creatives/Company

Author: Oascr Wilde
Director: Gareth Armstrong
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The Ballad of Reading Gaol

The Ballad of Reading Gaol (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1439518433. Details of all The Ballad of Reading Gaol archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1610593888

Archive Listings

20 Nov 15Borough Theatre
Abergavenny
Monmouthshire
6 Mar 15Dorchester Arts Centre
Dorchester
Dorset
16 Jan 15
to
17 Jan 15
Theatre Royal
Bath
Bath & North East Somerset
8 Jul 14
to
9 Jul 14
The Other Palace
Inner London
Greater London

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