With: Corin Redgrave

Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis

Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis

Corin Redgrave takes centre stage to perform one of the most moving love letters ever written, and breathes life into every word. De Profundis was written by Oscar Wilde to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas (Bosie), while he was in prison in 1897. It was written on 20 folio sheets of blue-ruled prison paper and was the final literary outpouring of a great mind. Skilful and sensitive editing by Merlin Holland, Wilde's grandson, has condensed this moving essay into a powerful monologue laying bare Wilde's dreadful anguish.