The Judas Kiss

David Hare(Faber & Faber)

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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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