The Pictures of Dorian Gray

John Cooper visits a new bar called Dorian Gray, quaffs the namesake brew, and names the literary figures on the walls.

Turning Points: Oscar Wilde Returns To BAM

John Cooper, creator of the documentary archive Oscar Wilde In America, previews the revival of The Judas Kiss at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), a play that focuses on two crucial moments in Oscar Wilde’s downfall.

Irish Least Romantic in Europe: Is the Furniture Paid For?

Are the Irish the least romantic in Europe? Boy writes girl, boy loses girl, boy writes song (poem, play) about it…

Julie Feeney – A Delight at SubCulture

Wherever she goes, you want to go with her– says Philomena Connors about Julie Feeney’s performance at SubCulture last week.

Oscar Wilde Walking Tour — MAS

How it’s New York: Event organized New York the Municipal Arts Society of New York How it’s Irish: Oscar Wilde’s famous visit to New York in 1882   This tour run by the Municipal Arts Society usually sells out: Oscar Wilde in New York — MAS Walking Tour  

Oscar Wilde in Galway

How it’s New York: Just a short hop over from JFK to Shannon. How it’s Irish: Oscar Wilde! If you ever go across the sea to Ireland…now would be a good time to go. It’s the second annual Oscar Wilde Festival. September 5-7th. For details visit: Oscar Wilde Festival

Oscar Wilde on St. Patrick’s Day

How it’s New York: Oscar Wilde arrived in New York in January 1882 for a series of lectures across America. How it’s Irish: Oscar Wilde: Irish poet, dramatist and wit. “A Pride I Cannot Properly Acknowledge” On St. Patrick’s Day 1882, during his lecture tour of north America, Oscar Wilde happened to be in St. […]

James Edward Kelly’s Etching of Oscar Wilde

John Cooper describes an etching of Oscar Wilde by James Edward Kelly,

You Never Can Tell brings out the best in New York Theatre

“You Never Can Tell” is a smashing success, the latest triumph by a company that is one of the best things to love about the New York theater community, says Mark W. Butler.

New Book: Oscar Wilde On Dress

A new book about Oscar Wilde and his many writings about fashion is available from author and scholar John Cooper. The book looks closely at Wilde’s writings about dress reform, which are often minimized in other books on his life.

Oscar Wilde In New York

How It’s New York: It’s a guided walking tour of New York where Oscar Wilde spent more time  than anywhere else on his lecture tour of America in 1882. How It’s Irish: Oscar was a celebrated Irish poet, dramatist and wit.  www.oscarwildeinnewyork.comTake a leafy stroll through Madison Square Park, Gramercy Park, and Greenwich Village to trace Oscar Wilde’s debut in the social […]

Oscar Wilde in America

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Oscar WildeIn America Why It’s New York Irish Arts: It’s a cross-post from Oscar Wilde In America by guest blogger John Cooper, because it’s Oscar Wilde’s birthday.How It’s New York: Oscar Wilde arrived in New York for a lecture tour of America in 1882, and he spent more time in New York than anywhere else.How It’s Irish: Oscar was a celebrated Irish poet, dramatist […]

Happy birthday Oscar Wilde!

How It’s New York: Oscar Wilde toured America in the ’80s (1880s, that is), and it was on his trip over that he famously said “I have nothing to declare but my genius.” There was for a long time an Oscar Wilde bookstore in New York, now sadly defunct.How It’s Irish: Oscar was born in […]

Theatre Review: Lift off with Man and Superman at Irish Rep

Max Gordon Moore, Janie Brookshire(James Higgins) How It’s New York: This was a co-production Gingold Theatrical Group, which runs the highly successful Project Shaw monthly staged readings, and the Irish Repeertory Theatre, widely considered to be one of the best companies in New York City. David Staller, who leads Project Shaw/Gingold Theatrical Group, directs. This […]