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At last, the importance of being Oscar Wilde

Grainne Cunningham

Published 01/02/2011 | 05:00

Rupert Everett launches the first ever Oscar Wilde Festival at the Graduates Memorial Building in Trinity College Dublin
Rupert Everett launches the first ever Oscar Wilde Festival at the Graduates Memorial Building in Trinity College Dublin

OSCAR Wilde would be thrilled with all the fuss, although he might wonder what took us so long.

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The man who coined the phrase: "There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about," finally has an entire week centred solely around him.

Just 111 years after the death of one of its most famous scholars, Trinity College opened the first festival dedicated to the writer, poet and playwright.

Wilde would probably also appreciate the fact that his festival was launched by an openly gay film star -- Rupert Everett, best known for 'Another Country' and 'My Best Friend's Wedding'.

For more information on booking any of the three theatre shows, contact the box office at DU Players by emailing the following: festival@duplayers.com or call 01-8962242.

Irish Independent

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