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Friday 27 May - 18 June 2022
with Simon Butteriss
Simon Butteriss reads Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis in its entirety in daily episodes of around 20 minutes.
While in prison, Wilde wrote his astonishing, book-length love letter to the young man who had destroyed his life. Allowed one piece of paper at a time and no revisions, he nevertheless produced an unfaltering, forensic analysis of their uniquely destructive relationship; part confession, part accusation.
Listen in to discover how Wilde survived his long isolation through an unwavering belief in love and the resilience of art.
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Running Time: 20 mins