The Judas Kiss
The Judas Kiss by David Hare presents the consequences of an uncompromising moral position, as Oscar Wilde’s philosophy leads him on a path to destruction, he decides to stay in England despite facing imprisonment, betrayal and heartbreak.
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Oscar Wilde’s philosophy leads him on a path to destruction. The Judas Kiss describes two pivotal moments: the day Wilde decides to stay in England and face imprisonment, and the night when the lover for whom he risked everything betrays him.
With a burning sense of outrage, David Hare presents the consequences of an uncompromisingly moral position in a world defined by fear and conformity.
Originally produced in the West End and on Broadway, this new edition coincides with a 2012 revival.
‘Superbly written… Hare has taken a history and pieced it together with heroic grace… Vastly rich, sophisticated and heartbreaking.’ Time Out, New York
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