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The Trials of Oscar Wilde

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[[Performer~P23460~Peter Finch~peterfinch]] portrays the titular flamboyant Irish poet/playwright in The Trials of Oscar Wilde. The storyline, lifted to a great extent from actual court records, recounts [[Performer~P218880~Wilde~oscarwilde]]'s late 19th century libel action against the Marquis of Queensbury. The author loses, whereupon he himself is tried for sodomy due to his homosexual affair with the Marquis' son, Lord Douglas. [[Performer~P218880~Wilde~oscarwilde]] is sentenced to prison; the public...more

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