The Picture of Dorian Gray


The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Title: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Author: Williams, Kip
Price: $29.99

Seeing himself in a dazzling new portrait, an exquisite young man makes a Faustian wish for eternal youth. Dorian Gray throws himself into a life of wanton luxury drifting from the pampered salons of Victorian London to the darkest recesses of the capital, and revelling in the splendour of his beauty which remains forever golden. Meanwhile, the portrait – banished to an attic – becomes more and more grotesque. This new interpretation of Wilde’s only novel is adapted by Kip Williams, with all roles being performed by a single actor, with the aid of live cinema.

Building on a career-long fascination with theatrical innovation and spectacular reinventions of classic stories (Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Suddenly Last Summer, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui), STC Artistic Director Kip Williams has written an adaption of Wilde’s century-old fable of beauty and a deal with the devil that is a magnificent mirror to our times.


This ground-breaking adaptation by Kip Williams delivers an explosive interplay of theatrical forms that bring Oscar Wilde’s prophetic fable crashing into the present.

ISBN: 9780573000461
Publishing status: AU In-stock Distributor


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