The Trial of Oscar Wilde (Dramatic Reading)


In 1895 Oscar Wilde was convicted of gross indecency and sentenced to two years' hard labor. This account of his two trials was compiled from the original shorthand court reports by an anonymous author. While a more complete account of the trial was published several years later, it omitted the more 'sensational' exchanges. This shorter version was clearly intended for a more prurient reader. In it we hear Wilde's famous defence of "the love that dare not speak its name", and see the evidence mount as a succession of attractive young men step into the witness box to tell their tales. - Summary by Rob Board

Narrator: Rob Board
Oscar Wilde: Edward Kirkby
Alfred Taylor: Ted Delorme
Mr. C.F. Gill: Beth Thomas
Sir Edward Clarke: Kristin Gjerløw
Mr. JP Grain: Michele Fry
Sir Frank Lockwood: Elizabeth Klett
Mr. Horace Avory: Oxenhandler
Mr. Hall: Joseph Tabler
Mr. Justice Charles: Richard Shipp
Mr. Justice Wills: Zames Curran
The Foreman of the Jury: David Olson
Frank Atkins: Eden Rea-Hedrick
Edward Shelley: Newgatenovelist
Charles Parker: Sandra Schmit
Alfred Wood: Rotgold
Sidney Mavor: Anna Simon
Hugues Rebell: David Bushhouse
Arthur Symons: Mark Chulsky
Baron Macauley: Apneia
Octave Mirbeau: Herman Roskams
Newspaper reporter: Jessie Yun
John Milton: Hannoria
Edited by: Rob Board

Genre(s): Dramatic Readings, Law

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Dramatis personae Rob Marland
Play 01 Section 1 Group 00:24:22
Play 02 Section 2 Group 00:52:22
Play 03 Section 3 Group 00:47:04
Play 04 Section 4 Group 00:15:46
Play 05 Section 5 Group 00:41:49
Play 06 Section 6 Group 00:10:08
Play 07 Section 7 Group 00:19:17