On Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas
Immerse yourself in the love story of one of the best-loved writers in the English language and his misunderstood lover with poetry, song, and prose in ‘Two Loves’, a performance on the life and works of Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas, ‘Bosie’ for friends. At the hight of their rapturous love affair, Wilde was incarcerated for gross indecency. What happened before, during and after this pivotal moment in both their lives? Feest der Poëzie collective will show you with song and theatre.
Elocutionist Simon Mulder and renowned actor Marcel Faber will bring prose, poetry and dialogues by Oscar Wilde and Bosie, and take you on a journey through their rise and fall. Daan van de Velde (piano) and Anna Majchrzak (soprano with André Rieu’s Johann Strauß Orchestra) will perform English art songs. HetMoet publishers presents ‘Twee liefdes/Two Loves’, the new bilingual anthology of the letters and poems by Wilde and Douglas. Also, we offer the very special performance of a long lost work for piano and voice on Wilde’s “Ballad of Reading Gaol”, which he wrote after his two years in prison. The Poetry Bar offers one of Oscar’s favourite drinks: absinthe, accompanied by English sonnets.