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Oscar Wilde’s #MeToo Trial

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NEW Matt Purple: “Wilde’s ordeal is widely regarded as the first modern celebrity trial, but it was something else familiar, too: a #MeToo moment, a public figure felled by accusations of sexual misconduct whose disgrace forces us to ask whether one’s oeuvre can ever outweigh one’s sins.”

Oscar Wilde’s #MeToo Trial

The Irish playwright caused a firestorm in his day. Can we forgive our artists’ worst sins?


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